Board of Directors

Casey Melson

Board Secretary

Casey Storm Melson is the Global HRBP Manager at CSC where she has worked since 2005. She leads strategic partnership team providing internal consultation to more than 350 leaders in 14 countries, focusing on workforce planning, acquisition integration, org design, operating models, succession planning, talent development and high performing teams.  In addition Casey oversees global corporate philanthropy for CSC. Prior to CSC she held a leadership position in the non-profit sector at the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware.

Casey has provided advisory consultation to many non-profits and related organizations.  She is a current board member of 4th-Dimension Leaders, a Leadership Delaware alum, an Eastside Charter School mentor and an adjunct professor at Wilmington University teaching Human Resources.  She is a graduate of University of Delaware (B.A.) and Villanova University (M.S. HRD).

Laurisa Schutt

Board President

Laurisa is the founding Executive Director of First State Educate (FSE) and First State Action Fund. Prior to FSE, Laurisa led Teach For America Delaware as Executive Director for six years. She currently serves on the boards of the St. Andrew’s School, Leadership Delaware, the Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, and the University of Delaware’s College of Education, as well as chairs the board of 4th Dimension Leaders. Before moving to Delaware, Laurisa worked in Hong Kong for a Fortune 500 company, and founded and led an international accessories business. She has a B.A. from Harvard University in East Asian Studies and a Masters of Philosophy in Chinese from The University of Cambridge.