Meet our Team

Dauphin County CASA Will Foster

Will Foster

Executive Director

As Dauphin County CASA’s Executive Director and even more so as a father, Will Foster is well-versed in servant leadership.  Will first takes the time to learn the unique talents and skills of our program volunteers, and then builds on those individual talents to cultivate a powerful collective advocacy program to improve the lives of local children in the foster care system. Indeed, Will has always focused on providing a positive experience for those he has worked for and with, and continues to do so through his thoughtful approach to child advocacy. He looks for opportunities to have fun, even when presented with difficult professional tasks. Will comes to us with a B.S in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management from Penn State University. In his professional career, Will has held a wide range of positions involving child development, including Outdoor Educator for the YMCA, Camp Director and School Aged Child Care Director for the YWCA, Special Projects Manager for the City of Harrisburg, Parks and Recreation Director for Middletown Area Recreation Alliance, a Youth Development Aid Supervisor at Loysville Youth Development Center, and a Science Teacher at Yellow Breaches Education Center.

With Will’s experience, he can effectively lead our volunteers through the intricacies of child welfare system as they advocate for at-risk youth. Since July of 2022, Will has brought his expertise in training, marketing, and management to recruit dynamic volunteers, enhance the training opportunities of the CASA program, and utilize best practice for data input supervision.

Favorite Quote: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

President - Lori K. Serratelli, Esq. has accomplished much over her 40-year career as a family and employment law attorney. In 1978, she founded the law firm that would become Serratelli, Schiffman, & Brown P.C. From June 2016 to January 2018, she served as Judge for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, where she served in the family law division and presided over Orphan’s Court as well as civil litigation matters.

Ms. Serratelli is committed to pro bono service to her community. She has served on various boards for various charitable and non-profit organizations, including Pennsylvania CASA. As a trained court appointed special advocate (CASA) herself in Cumberland County, she went to found our Dauphin County CASA program.

Vice President - Carmen Henry-Harris joins Dauphin County CASA with work experience related to helping children and those in need. She is the Director of Community Relations for Parents and Children Together (PACT), a Penn State initiative to implement research projects that promote the health and well-being of children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds by engaging the community at all levels of the research process.

Ms. Henry-Harris is also a certified drug and alcohol recovery specialist. She enjoys training and educating diverse populations, students and adults.

Secretary - Sarah Horton is a Community Psychiatry Project Manager with Penn State College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Her home office is located at Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Harrisburg, and her work is centered on assisting with strategic and performance improvement projects, improving access to psychiatric services, and enhancing the quality of care while concentrating on social determinants of health, and engagement, diversity, and inclusion. Ms. Horton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy & Administration from Penn State University and has been employed with Penn State University since 2013. Prior to her role as a Project Manager, Ms. Horton worked in Student Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg, as well as the Department of Pathology, Penn State College of Medicine. Ms. Horton completed an Administrative Internship with the Pharmacy Department at Penn State Health in 2019 and earned a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma through the Office of Operational Excellence. ​Outside of work, Ms. Horton and her family serve as family mentors to a little brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.

Treasurer - Jacqueline M. Balthaser, CPA is the founding principal member and President of Goldberg and Balthaser, P.C. Ms. Balthaser has over 20 years of experience in Public Accounting. She graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. She prides herself on the personal involvement she provides to her clients. Ms. Balthaser has extensive experience in the areas of tax and accounting for small businesses, non-profits, and individuals. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Balthaser is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has earned the credential of a Chartered Global Managerial Accountant (CGMA). In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family and granddaughters, and creating artwork.