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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Franklin County CASA Board of Directors work both behind the scenes and throughout the community ensuring CASA has the resources to continue to be a credible and stable organization. 

Meet Our Board of Directors

Vice President: Matt Rufkahr

Matt Rufkahr

Matt graduated with a B.S., from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Consumer and Family Economics with an emphasis in Personal Financial Management in 2000. 

In addition to his work at GenFinity Wealth Management and board member at Franklin County CASA, Matt spends volunteer time as a member of the Finance Committee at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, as well as a past school board member of Lourdes Catholic School and sits on the Four Rivers Area YMCA Endowment committee. 

Matt resides in Washington with his wife Carrie and their daughters, Faith and Grace. His hobbies include hunting, golfing, skiing, running, Mizzou athletics, STL sports and spending time with family.

Term began: 9/19/2018

Profession: Financial Planner at GenFinity Wealth Management       

Affiliations: Member of Our Lady of Lourdes church in Washington, Finance Committee at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Advisory Board Member of YMCA  

Lives in: Washington, MO   


John Viviano

Vice President:

John is no stranger to CASA as he was an active CASA volunteer for over 7 years working with numerous children.  John then served on the Strategic Planning Committee for CASA and is now in a new role as member of the Board.

Professionally John is the co-founder and partner of Evidentia Learning, which is an e-Learning company serving thousands of medical professionals around the world who serve vulnerable populations such as victims of child abuse, elder abuse, and human trafficking.  When he’s not working John loves spending time with his family hiking, kayaking, or anything else in the great outdoors. We are very fortunate John has chosen to continue working with CASA in now a new role.

Term began: 06/17/2020

Profession: Co-founder of Evidentia Learning and Adjunct Instructor at Washington University in St.Louis

Affiliations: Member of Association of Child Protection Professionals

Lives in:  Union, MO


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Eileen Spratt

Eileen’s first exposure to CASA was as a guest at one of our Justice is Served Fundraising events.  She was so inspired with the presentations and mission that she knew she had to get involved, but needed to find the right time and opportunity.  Eileen joined the CASA board passionate about the mission and while offering to bring a lot of skillsets to the table.  Her sense of detail has been profound. Eileen contributes a lot to the discussion regarding CASA’s finances and options for us to continue to be a solid agency financially.  She has many friends and family who have now become CASA supporters and believers.

Term began: 11/20/2019

Profession: Vice President of Retail Banking at the Bank of Washington. 

Affiliations: Make a Wish Foundation, Washington Chamber of Commerce, and Meals on Wheels 

Lives in: Eureka, MO 



Secretary: Tyann Marcink Hammond

Tyann is a Franklin County native, specializes in vacation rentals and marketing, and is a successful photographer. She owns/manages vacation rental properties and has a line of custom hand painted children’s room decor.

She is also the Community Ambassador for Touch Stay, speaks at industry conferences, and teaches vacation rental owner workflow, hospitality, guest experience, and marketing. 

Term began: 11/21/2017

Profession: Owner of Missouri Haus and Branson Family Retreats. Entrepreneur, Teacher, Marketer, Artist, Author

Affiliations: Member of the Union and Marthasville Chambers, Jubilee Church of Washington

Lives in: Union, MO   


Elizabeth Bennett

Julie Purschke

Diana Hall

Diana Hall

Diana attended Ola’s Beauty College after high school and then raised her four daughters. She was a volunteer for Phoenix Place homeless shelter in Washington for about 5 years, leading their fundraising efforts.

Diana has been an office volunteer for Franklin County CASA for 10 years. She has helped with fundraising and has been a part of several planning committees for the Gala and Justice is Served Breakfast.  She also out sold everyone for the Optimist Club of Washington Raffle!

Term began: 10/17/2018

Affiliations: Member of Our Lady of Lourdes church in Washington, Four Rivers YMCA, and Franklin County Country Club

Lives in: Washington, MO


Steve Myers

Steve Myers

Steve’s professional experience is in the Outdoor Advertising Industry as President of Myers Sign Service since 1998. He was appointed as Alderman in Pacific in 2013 and was reelected twice before being elected as the Mayor of Pacific in April of 2018 where he lives with his wife Lori.

Lori and Steve have been married since 1992 and have two grown children: Their 24-year-old son who is an Army medic and 22-year-old daughter Lindsey who works in the banking industry.

Steve received his AA degree in Business Management / Marketing from East Central College and his BS degree in Business Administration / Marketing from Webster University.

Term began: 1/16/2019

Profession: Owner and President of Myers Sign Service / Mayor of Pacific, MO

Affiliations: Mayor – City of Pacific, Missouri, Past President – New Beginnings Lutheran Church, Board Member – Meramec River Recreation Association. 2 year member Board of Directors for Franklin County C.A.S.A.. Member GCLASTL, NRA, Eagle Scout and B.S.A. Wood Badge Certification

Lives in: Pacific, MO


Wayne Dierker


After earning his doctorate degree, Wayne knew he wanted to get more involved in his community so that’s exactly what he did!

We are very happy Donna introduced us to Wayne after she completed her maximum of 6 yrs. on the CASA board so CASA could be one of Wayne’s community projects. Wayne’s experience in the education system helps him understand the mission first hand. He has seen many children in need and has experienced the positive results when youth receive one on one attention from a caring adult.

Wayne was born and raised in the St. Clair area where he and his family believe in supporting efforts to keep the community great. Wayne has jumped right in as a CASA board member and has already educated many new supporters to the CASA mission.

Term began: 11/2020

Profession: Principal of Lonedell Elementary School

Affiliations: Member of St.Clair Elks, St.Clair Kiwanis, Chairman of St.Clair Planning and Zoning, Member of SCMAESP and MAESP

Lives in: St. Clair, MO


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