CASA of the 7th Judicial District


Executive Director:

Carlton Mason

Carlton Mason joined CASA January of 2013 and brings 26 years of experience in successful small business development. The businesses have been both retail and service related ventures serving clients in an economic range from near poverty to the wealthiest 1%. During these years Carlton spent a significant amount of time organizing volunteer groups to address needs in under-served areas of Colorado, New Mexico, and Mexico. Carlton has demonstrated an ability to mitigate organizational threats and identify opportunities for growth and sustainability.


CASA Program Manager:

Rhonda Hodges

Rhonda Hodges joined CASA July of 2015.  She has owned Creative Photography for the past 26 years; a successful portrait studio in downtown Montrose.  Rhonda has a B.S. degree in Media technology which includes public relations, marketing and advertising bringing a “get it done” attitude and a cohesive leadership quality to the CASA program. She has a refreshing spirit of community service and connectivity to the wide diversity of volunteers CASA recruits.


Case Manager: (Gunnison & Hinsdale Counties)

Jodie Chinn

Jodie came to the organization in March of 2011 as a CASA volunteer, she was employed on September 1, 2013.  She is a sworn CASA and has handled several difficult cases.  Jodie is currently employed by the City of Gunnison with 11 years’ experience as a dispatch officer.  She brings enthusiasm and compassion to the CASA program.


 SEPT Coordinator:

Mary Jo Mills

Mary Jo joined CASA May of 2009.  Mary Jo is also a sworn CASA volunteer with a legal and business administrative background.  Her duties include scheduling and facilitating supervised visits and custody exchanges.  Mary Jo’s previous experience includes a number of duties including supervision of employees and standards and compliance regulations.  Mary Jo sits on the Colorado board of the Supervised Visitation Network, a National and International organization working towards credentialing programs who offer supervised visitations.  She has currently completed training in Parenting Classes as an instructor as well as Parent Coaching which enables her to assist parents during supervised visits.


Youth Services Program Manager:

Dan Mohr

Dan joined CASA June of 2016. Dan is a sworn CASA Advocate and has been working with youth in one capacity or another for over 30 years, in Special Olympics, One-to-One and Peer Group mentoring, grief support and more. He has left the corporate world for good to focus more on building youth and community relations. He understands the needs of this population and has the compassion and drive to implement appropriate goals with mentoring and life skills training.   When he is not working with youth he is a Neuro muscular Therapist and a Massage Therapy instructor.


Youth Services Program Facilitator:

Beth Godbey

Beth Godbey joined CASA September of 2014. Beth joined the organization as a CASA volunteer completing her CASA training June of 2014.  She holds an M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling and an M.S. degree in Recreational Therapy.  Beth brings significant experience to CASA having worked as a youth counselor, a therapeutic recreational camp director and as an Equine Empowerment therapist.


Operations Manager:

Elizabeth Lauby

Elizabeth Lauby joined CASA August of 2012.  She has over 30 years’ experience as an accountant. She owned an accounting and income tax preparation business for 7 years working for small businesses and individuals in the Denver, Colorado area.  She has experience working with government grants, non-profit organizations, budget management, audit oversight, financial statement preparation and analysis and all full-charge bookkeeping duties.