ST. PETERSBURG — Lariana Forsythe has been named interim CEO of Community Action Stops Abuse, better known as CASA. Her interim status is a temporary designation while she completes Florida Administrative Rule requirements.
Forsythe, who was hired after a nationwide search, has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience and most recently served as vice president and chief development officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. In addition to 17 years with the Boys & Girls Clubs, she has had a variety of roles with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Special Olympics.
Forsythe has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University. She also is a certified fund-raising executive.
CASA, the official domestic violence center for southern Pinellas County, also announced that Suzanne Horn, who had been serving as interim director, has been promoted to chief operations officer. Harry Linn has been promoted to chief financial officer.