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About: About Us


CASA of Southwest Idaho's main resource is its people.  Our fabulous Board members help in raising community awareness, obtaining funding and making sure our program legally and ethically complies with all codes of conduct and Federal and State laws.  Our team brings a breadth of experience in Canyon County Child Protection cases that is unparalleled and exceptional.




Shelly Schwers is a 1991 graduate of Pacific University with a degree in Philosophy and Business Management. She has been a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem since 2015, and has found it to be a rewarding experience on many levels. With a background in fundraising and leadership roles in various nonprofits over the years including Race for the Cure Boise, PTO and West Valley Little League, Shelly hopes to bring some energy and direction to the fundraising side of the board. 



Book Keeping

Lisa recently moved from California to our beautiful Idaho and works from home as a Book Keeper. Being a part of the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program is fulfilling a desire she’s had since High School, to help under-privileged children living in our own communities. Lisa is excited to add any contribution to this remarkable program and is looking forward to her term here on the team.

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Jan Arrasmith is currently the Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Stevens-Henager College.  She is a native Idahoan farm girl who has worked as a respiratory therapist for several years. She received a BS Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Boise State University and then went on to receive a MBA from Independence University. She has volunteered with American Lung Association, Idaho Society of Respiratory Care Board, and American Association of Respiratory Care. When Jan is not working or volunteering, she enjoys traveling with her high school sweetheart and two children, attending athletic events, coaching volleyball, and shopping.

About: Meet the Team
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Board Member

Breean McKinney earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University, and later her M.B.A.

Active in the philanthropic community, she regularly engages in the organizing and carrying out of multiple galas, fundraisers and events every year all across the Treasure Valley and beyond. She has served in many non-profit roles ranging from child welfare to domestic violence awareness to education and equal access. 

Breean is a mother of two human babies, and no fur babies in Nampa, ID where she works in marketing and perfecting the practical application of insubordinate shenanigans far and wide. 

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