Meet Our Staff

Doug DeLong, MA

Executive Director

Colleen Bergman, MA

Director of Programs

Kathi Brown, MS

Advocate Manager

Karen Kaminski, Ph.D.

Development & Grants

Cathy Hyde, MA

Administrative Assistant

Doug DeLong was born and raised in Northeast Ohio.  Doug received his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Education in 1981 and holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University.  Doug taught social studies at Riverside High School in Lake County, Ohio for eight years before serving as the Riverside High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal in 1990.  In 1991, Doug was hired as the Riverside HS Associate Principal until 1995.  In 1995, Doug was hired as the principal of Chardon High School where he served in that capacity for 13 years. While principal at Chardon Doug was named the 2008 Ohio High School Principal of the Year. Doug became the superintendent of the Berkshire Local Schools in 2008 and held that position until 2017.  In August of 2017, Doug and his family moved to Frisco, Colorado.  For the past year and 2 months Doug has worked for the Summit County Schools.

Contact Doug at (970) 513-9390 or email him at

 Colleen Bergman was hired as Advocate Manager on March 10, 2008. During her 10 years at CASA of the Continental Divide she has worked in the roles of Senior Advocate Manager, Interim Executive Director and more recently Director of Programs.

Colleen received her Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of Duluth Minnesota in 1999 and a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Northern Colorado in 2003.

Colleen’s work experience includes: Counselor and Case Manager for Adults with Disabilities, Program Manager of a Semi-Independent Living Program, Counselor at an Residential Treatment Center for children 8-12 years old, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Therapist (individual and groups) and Program Supervisor for a private probation/DRC in the 5th Judicial District.

Contact Colleen at (970) 513-9390 or email her at

 Kathi Brown was hired as Advocate Manager, August 6, 2018.

Kathi Brown received her Baccalaureate of Arts in Criminal Justice, Baccalaureate of Science in Mass Communications and her Masters’ Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Social Psychology. 

Her work experience includes: Case manager for federal inmates’ halfway house, Children’s Program Manager for a domestic violence shelter, Public Relations Specialist and Program Manager for a state agency advocating on behalf of women and girls, a program consultant for a local foundation, and a child welfare supervisor.

Contact Kathi at (970) 513-9390 or email her at

 Karen Kaminski, Ph.D. was hired as Development and Grant Coordinator August 10, 2018.

Karen  earned her Ph.D. in Adult Learning and Technology from the University of Wyoming in 2000.  Her emphasis is on experiential learning, instructional design, methods of training, and critical thinking and problem solving.  Her M.S. is in Instructional Design and Technology

Her work experience includes: Associate Professor in a Master of Education – Adult Education and Training at Colorado State University – 20 years with 8 of those years serving as Chair of the program; Development Associate for Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center writing grants and providing development support as well as facilitating experiential programs; Contract work facilitating leadership, team building, communication, and group dynamics workshops; professional ski instructor/adaptive ski instructor.

Contact Karen at (970) 413-9390 or email her at

Cathy was hired as the Administrative Assistant for CASA in January 2017. She is a long-term resident of Summit County with 25 years in the county. She lives in Dillon with her husband, Brian, and their 7 year old German Shephard, Sasha. Cathy has a BA with dual majors in History and Library Science and Media and a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Library Science and Media. In her free-time she enjoys spending time in the beautiful scenery of the mountains. Her hobbies include family history and genealogy, reading, and assorted crafts and puzzles. The majority of her time is spent with family enjoying music and movies. 

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