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Joe & Sheila Maio: Teaming up to give kids a better future

Joe Maio was an Army Infantry man for 30 years, an achievement followed by ten years at a computer science company and ten more years as the Volunteer Manager at Pikes Peak Hospice. His wife Sheila was an educator who specialized in working with gifted children, as well as children with learning disabilities. She was…

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Pat Hines: Always striving to make things better

Pat Hines is from a family of helpers, a family that serves the community and strives to make things better. Maybe it’s the innovative nature that comes from each of them having a scientific or medical background. Pat herself has a degree in Veterinary Science and she enjoyed a successful career in health economics and…

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Mittie Pedraza: Inspiring others to have an impact

It’s been almost 20 years since Mittie Pedraza first trained to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children. Since then she has become well-known in Southern Colorado for the impact she has on kids, and for her ability to inspire and encourage others to have an impact as well. A passionate life-long learner,…

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Colleen Rusch: Honoring a special girl through service to others

Colleen Rusch is focused on living a meaningful life, and on teaching her sons to do the same by giving back to the community. It was last year that she first trained to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). After losing their ten-year-old daughter Rose to heart disease, Colleen, her husband, and their two…

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Janet Stoddard: Expanding advocacy for kids in Teller County

Janet Stoddard has been advocating in the court system for child victims of abuse and neglect for more than 20 years, starting in Nevada where she lived while raising her two daughters. The California native found herself helping at her kids’ schools, teaching Kindermusik, leading Girl Scouts, volunteering with the American Red Cross and Special…

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Jenny Stilley: Persistently fighting for the best interest of kids

There are children in our community that have never had a positive adult presence in their lives. Nobody to make sure they’re safe and fed… no parent that reads them bedtime stories… no one who offers to help them with their homework. These are the kids that Jenny Stilley fights for as a Court Appointed…

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Claire Hotaling: College student making a difference

The Kappa Alpha Theta sorority has had a long history of supporting local and national CASA programs, and the chapter at Colorado College is no different. In addition to raising money through events like Kicks for CASA, an annual kickball tournament, many of the sisters volunteer their time to help children whose families are in…

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KAREN HILBORN: 26 years and counting of speaking up for kids

A quarter century. That’s how long Karen Hilborn has been speaking up for abused and neglected children in Colorado Springs. She’s the longest standing volunteer for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, having first become a Court Appointed Special Advocate in 1992. “It suits me,” she said, simply, when asked what has kept her around…

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