Board of Directors

Responsible for overseeing the effective management, direction, and mission.

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the effective management, direction, and mission of the organization. The essential functions of the Board shall be policymaking, the assurance of sound management, increasing public awareness of the population with intellectual disabilities, and active participation in the provision of necessary funds.  The Board has the ultimate responsibility to carry out policies deemed to be necessary for the administration and development of Special Olympics Wyoming, Inc. as set forth by Special Olympics Inc., its parent organization in Washington, D.C.  I4acJ068


  • Chair: Ron Casalenda, Douglas Police Department (retired) 
  • Vice-Chair: Carolyn Griffith, the City of Casper (retired)
  • Treasurer: KieLee Ellsworth, Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard 
  • Secretary: Tiffany Vermillion

Members at Large

  • Bill Rogers, Jonah Bank
  • Kerry Namken, Platte Valley Bank
  • Lisa Foutz, Fremont County School District #1
  • Phil Grabrick, Gillette WY
  • Taryn Blackett, Natrona County SD # 1 
  • Jen Haines, President & CEO (ex-officio) 
  • Tess Robinson, Casper Senior Center - Athlete Representative