Shawn currently serves on the Board for Harrison County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), where it's her responsibility to work closely with other Board members—as well as CASA Director Alisha Madia and her staff—to recruit CASA volunteers and to raise and manage funds to meet the needs of Harrison County youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. The CASA Board holds an annual Super Hero 5K in Bridgeport each Spring to raise awareness of the great need for CASA support for the hundreds of children annually from our community who are in foster care or residential placements. CASA provides a safe space for family visitations; sponsors a foster care closet to provide supplies for families who are fostering children, and holds back-to-school and holiday gift drives for children in placement.
Beyond her support of CASA, Shawn is proud to be the managing member of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Bridgeport office, where she leads the firm’s Cybersecurity Team, serves on its Emergency Response Team, and handles complex civil litigation and corporate compliance investigations for firm clients.
Shawn and her husband Tim are the parents of a son and daughter, both of whom graduated from Bridgeport High School. Luke (a 2017 grad) is employed at Harmony at White Oaks, while Rachel (a 2020 grad) is a sophomore Marketing major at West Virginia University.
Shawn also serves on the Visiting Committee for the WVU Extension Service, chairs the Bridgeport Police Civil Service Commission, and helps lead the Bridgeport Chiefs 4-H Club.
Shawn loves traveling with Tim, including finding new places to hike and visiting national parks. When she is in Bridgeport, she loves cooking, flower gardening, sitting on her porch watching hummingbirds, and dining out with friends. She is grateful for this opportunity to highlight the incredible work CASA volunteers perform for our county’s most vulnerable children, and also the immense need for CASA services requiring our continued support.