Corey L. Korinda, Esq.
Corey L. Korinda, Esq. is a dynamic child advocate. Corey was first inspired by a class entitled, Juvenile Justice, which was taught by The Honorable Judge John F. Cherry at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She furthered those lessons beyond classroom by seeking employment at an after-school program managed by the YWCA: Carlisle. She also volunteered with the charity Lisa’s Heart: Kids Cancer Research Fund. These formative experiences prompted a professional commitment to be of service to children in need.
Upon graduating from Dickinson College, Corey returned to her hometown in Boonton, New Jersey where she worked as a case manager at Family Intervention Services, Inc.: Kid Connection, a non-profit organization that supports children involved with New Jersey’s Division of Protection and Permanency. In this position, she had the privilege of working “hand in hand” with Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”) volunteers. After approximately two years of case management, Corey advanced her commitment to advocate on behalf children by applying to law school.
During her time at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Pennsylvania, Corey continued to care for children by serving as a substitute teacher for grades one through twelve. She also interned at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
As an attorney, Corey worked for nearly four years as an Assistant Public Defender in the Juvenile Division at the Dauphin County Public Defender’s Office. She represented hundreds of children for pre-adjudication motions, fact-finding, and disposition proceedings in delinquency court. She attended statewide conferences and toured juvenile placement facilities throughout the Commonwealth. In 2016, Corey became a board member for the Juvenile Defender Association of Pennsylvania (“JDAP”). Most recently, Corey has been helping families involved in the criminal justice system as the legal defense member on the Wellness Court teams in the York County Court of Common Pleas.
A member of the founding Board of Directors, Corey has been part of Dauphin County CASA from the beginning. In October of 2020, she was honored to accept the position of Executive Director. She was eager to develop Dauphin County CASA, a program she cared for deeply. When Corey began, there were six volunteers working with 4 families. In about just a year’s time, she essentially doubled the program to have fourteen volunteers working with ten families.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Paige M. Sheibley is a mother; and as such, she has become somewhat of a jack of all trades including her role here at Dauphin County CASA as Office Manager. After obtaining an associate degree in both Hotel and Lodging Management as well as Paralegal Studies, she has found her heart and head align with helping those in-need. Thus, she went on to complete a B.S. in Business Administration.
Paige has given hundreds of hours of service at many local nonprofit organizations. She has volunteered to help everyone- from at risk youth to veterans and active-duty military servicepeople. Since joining our team, Paige has given her whole heart to the mission of Dauphin County CASA.
Paige fulfills our administrative needs in our office. She acts as a mainline of communication amongst our Executive Director, Board of Directors, volunteers, and community stakeholders.
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso
Cheyna Warner is an Administrative Intern here at Dauphin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Cheyna has been with the organization since late January of 2021, starting with volunteer work and eventually graduating to an official staff position.
She performs community outreach, event planning, and volunteer management. In addition to our program, Cheyna is a research assistant at the CAN Lab and the CAT Lab at Penn State University. Currently, Cheyna focuses on affect and temperament through development and cognitive processes during aging.
Cheyna is currently a student at Penn State University and is on track to obtain a B.S. degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school for Cognitive Psychology. Cheyna takes great pride in her contributions and the work of the program.
“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.”