Eric Joppa

Executive Director

Eric joined Community Services Network of Wyoming (CSNOW) in late 2019 as Executive Director and hit the ground running. As Executive Director, Eric is responsible for carrying out the mission and vision of CSNOW and build networking relationships with agencies, both CSBG and others all across the state. In his work with CSNOW, Eric helps bring multiple state and private agencies together to better meet the goals of the CSBG and to further the mission of CSNOW through training, managing resources and problem solving. Eric thinks big and views challenges as opportunities. Originally from California, Eric has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Hope International University and has been leading non-profit organizations for over 20 years. Eric and his wife reside in Cheyenne with their two children and enjoy the outdoors, their dogs, and their community.

Board Members:

Jim Hissong

President: Coordinator, Uinta County Human Services

Phone: (307) 789-7194  Email: jihissong@uintacounty.com

Jim has an M.A. in Political Science/Public Administration.  After 20 years teaching and coaching at Mountain View High School and Western Wyoming Community College, Jim changed careers and became Human Services Coordinator for Uinta County in 1999.  As UCHS Coordinator, one of Jim’s duties is to administer the Community Services Block Grant for the Tripartite Board.  Using the WayBack Machine,Jim has gone through all the iterations of State CSBG directors since Gary Maier. Presently, as Community Services Network of Wyoming Chair, Jim provides a voice of experience in discussions involving policy for programs targeting low-income persons.

When Jim is not playing The Consummate Bureaucrat he enjoys his empty nest with his wife, Susan, and mutt, Wrigley (Go Cubs, Go!). In a few years he will spend more time driving his drift boat down the river and swinging streamers to salmonids.

Region 8 RPIC Representative: Ivy McGowan-Castleberry, Public Information Coordinator, Office of Campbell County Commissioners

Ivy has a B.S. in Legal Studies (pre-law) and is currently working on her M.A. from Purdue in Public Administration.

Ivy is an experienced federal and state grant administrator and public communications coordinator. During her time as the executive director for a local non-profit organization in Lake County, Montana Ivy worked closely with a variety of federal funding programs ranging from CSBG, substance abuse treatment and prevention, suicide prevention and domestic violence prevention.

In 2012, Ivy and her family moved to Gillette, Wyoming after she accepted a position with the Campbell County Commissioners Office. Since then she has served as the Campbell County Grants Administrator and Public Information Coordinator. In this position, she oversees the administration of approximately 10 million dollars in federal and state grant funding.

Ivy has a passion for helping non-profit organizations achieve their missions and enjoys the opportunity to work closely with a number of incredibly dedicated non-profit organizations. She extends her passion in her private life as well, serving on several boards that provide a vast array of services to local communities and regional partners.

Dasa Robertson, Program Coordinator, Community Action of Laramie County

Dasa Robertson received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the university of Wyoming in 2002.  Currently she is the Self-Sufficiency/Kinship Support Services Program Director for Community Action of Laramie County, Inc.  A strong advocate for providing services for the underserved populations, Dasa became employed with the Albany County Crime Victim Witness Program in Laramie Wyoming.   After fourteen years of working with some pretty amazing clients, colleagues, police officers, judges, and attorneys, Dasa decided it was time for a change and moved to Cheyenne where she became employed at Community Action of Laramie County as a Self-Sufficiency Case Manager.  Dasa and her co-workers were delighted to be handed a pilot program called Project Hope, an intense case management module with a longevity piece to the Program.  The key to this Program was to move away from emergency assistance to a hands-on, problem solving, goal oriented, self-sufficiency matrix itinerary. In the two years since the Program was launched, Dasa and her counterparts have watched several of the clients grow, learn and become productive citizens of the community.  In her role with Community Action, Dasa became acquainted with many key stakeholders in the Cheyenne area and actively started looking for partnerships that would be an asset for this new Program as well as for the clients.  It was during this outreach that she met Brenda Birkle and became fascinated with My Front Door.   Dasa has been a part of this amazing board for a year.  In addition, Dasa has recently been honored with an appointment on the CSNOW (Community Services Network of Wyoming) board and serves as the secretary.  Dasa is married and she and her husband have one son who is currently going to school at the University of Wyoming, majoring in three disciplines; Psychology, Criminal Justice and Political Science. 

Kyle Borger, Executive Director, Goshen Help

Bio coming soon!

Ann M. Perkins, Ph.D., Community Prevention Manager, Sheridan County

Bio coming soon!


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