Casey manages a portfolio of grant funds, including the Organizational Support Grants and Rapid Response Grants. Casey previously managed the Creating Safe, Equitable & Thriving Communities (SET) Fund and oversaw the implementation of the Group Violence Intervention strategies to reduce gun violence.
Growing up in Cedar Rapids, Casey appreciates the many opportunities and supports the community offers. She attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota, earning BA degrees in Biology and Economics, later completing her Masters of Social Work from the University of Minnesota. Her experience spans several fields – including outdoor education, public schools, and health sectors – all with a focus on learning and supportive services for children and families. Over the years, she has been involved with program development, harm reduction, crisis intervention, and restorative justice initiatives. She enjoys cooking, biking, and paddling the local waterways in her free time or planning her next travel adventure.