Allison Stronza was born and raised in Bedford, Virginia. She graduated from Lynchburg College with a business administration degree in 2000 and a master’s in business administration degree in 2003. She was hired as CASA of Central Virginia’s Executive Director in January of 2014. Allison is the fifth director to serve the organization since it was founded in 1989. Under her leadership, CASA has won numerous community awards, increased its public visibility, and created its highly successful Superhero Run. Prior to her time at CASA, she served twelve years as Executive Director of Rush Homes, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing options for people with disabilities. Allison is a board member of the Exchange Club of Lynchburg as well as her children’s PTA. She also volunteers at Common Grounds Café, a breakfast café that donates all proceeds to local nonprofits that serve children. She has served on the board of the Central Virginia Homeless Coalition and Interfaith Outreach Association. In 2012, she was honored as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 in Housing” in Virginia by the Virginia Housing Coalition and in 2016 she was honored as one of the “Top 20 Under 40: Millennials on the Move” by Lynchburg Business Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and running. She has finished four full marathons, eleven half marathons, and numerous shorter distances.