Judge Theresa Dellick


Administrative Judge

After earning a B.S. in Business Administration from Youngstown State University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law, Theresa Dellick entered private practice in 1984. She became a partner in a Youngstown law firm and was a civil trial lawyer. In 1999, she became a county court judge, where she implemented the first misdemeanant county drug court. Since 2001, Judge Theresa Dellick has served as judge of the Mahoning County Juvenile Court overseeing the administration of the Court as well as the Detention Center, intake services, probation, Clerk of Courts, counseling services, and community services. Her administration of the Court has been directed toward balanced and restorative justice with focused attention to youth accountability and responsibility, public safety and restoration of victims’ rights. Dellick has been named a 2016 Champion of Hope by Sandy Hook Promise and has received recognition for her court programs by the Obama White House, U.S. Department of Justice, and U.S. Department of Education. Judge Dellick and the MCHS have been invited to address the United Nations in Summer 2019. She is also a Fellow of the Georgetown’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.



Executive Director

Cathy was a CASA volunteer for a year before she became the Assistant Director in 2013. As the Assistant Director, Cathy scheduled volunteer in-service training sessions, entered data into the CASA computer program and helped with fundraising events. Cathy is a member of Ohio CASA, National CASA, and Youngstown Rotary. Cathy Kristan is married, has four boys and is a member of a Old North Church. She volunteers her time at Old North Church as a director of the pre-school department, Mentor Mom to young mothers, and medical services (EMT).

Cathy became the Interim Executive Director in December 2016 and then became the Executive Director January of 2017. To stay current with trends in foster care and changes in the laws that affect abused and neglected children, she regularly attends directors' meetings and the annual Ohio CASA conference in Columbus.



Staff Member

Donna is a graduate from Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Social Science. She married Shawn in 2014 and they have a beautiful little girl. She became interested in CASA while going through the adoption process for her daughter. She is a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene where she volunteers her time on the Women's Ministry Committee. She is very involved with the community and attends the Community Bible Study in Boardman, a discussion group leader at MOPS (Mother of Preschoolers) which is held at Old North Church, and is the leader of TOPS OH0822 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter where she has been able to grow the number of those involved.

She started working with CASA in June 2018. Once being hired, she has taken the CASA class to become a volunteer as well as staff member. She has been excited to work on her case and is doing very well advocating for her children. Helping those in need is her passion. Before working with CASA, Donna was a medicaid waiver provider and she serviced many clients through the Department of Developmental Disabilities for 12 years.