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CASAA's Mission

Ensure the availability of a variety of effective, affordable, reduced-harm alternatives to smoking.


As a consumer advocacy nonprofit organization, CASAA’s work is dedicated to empowering consumers and representing their interests in various legislative, policy making, and rule-making arenas.


CASAA is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.

250k+ members

We have a membership of more than 250,00 individuals from all walks of life.

What we do

increase public awareness & education

advocate for responsible policy

support policies that improve public health

facts about casaa

Formed in 2009 as an advocacy group to raise awareness and protect our right as consumers to access reduced harm alternatives.

Created as an answer to the efforts by various members of the tobacco control community to ban tobacco harm reduction (THR) products and in the belief that there is strength in our numbers.

A consumer nonprofit organization, not a trade organization.

The original CASAA 12-member Board of Directors was elected by members of the electronic cigarette and smokeless tobacco community.  CASAA’s present board is self-perpetuating.

Our Board of Director members are all volunteers and receive no financial compensation.

Our bylaws strictly limit the number of individuals with industry ties allowed to serve as Board members to 33.33% or less to prevent industry interests from ever having a majority vote or even the ability to control a quorum of the board. Currently, we have nine board members, one of whom is a retailer.

A registered nonprofit organization in Alabama and is a recognized 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization. As a 501(c)(4) organization, CASAA pays no income taxes on the donations it receives; however, contributions to CASAA are not deductible by the donor as a charitable contribution. More information about our finances can be found near the bottom of this page.

Although donations to CASAA are accepted from many sources, we have no financial or policy agreements with industry stakeholders. Our policy for allocating resources is that all contributions are used for efforts that will maximize consumer access to and awareness of low-risk, smoke-free nicotine and tobacco products.

We maintain this web site for the purpose of providing easy access for members and the general public to news articles, Calls to Action, Local Alerts, scientific research studies, legal actions, pending legislation and educational materials regarding vapor products, smokeless tobacco, and THR issues.

As of March 2019, CASAA has more than 250,000 registered members. Membership in CASAA is free.

CASAA is a member of The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations

HOW WE DO IT

Since CASAA’s founding in 2009, we have educated the public and increased awareness about the benefits of reduced harm alternatives to smoking.  In order to do this we regularly…

Represent Consumer Interests

at the federal level by meeting with officials, and submitting written and oral testimony before federal legislators and regulatory bodies.

Track Legislation

(state and federal) affecting access to THR products.

Issue Calls to Action

to our membership which are designed to allow consumers to connect directly with their legislators and share their informed opinions on legislation that directly affects consumers.

Publish Local Alerts

to our membership in affected areas, and also rebroadcasts information on local issues produced by various state and regional organizations.

Share Information

via social media and emails to members.

Encourage Responsible Policy

designed to improve public health by recognizing that smoke-free nicotine-containing products are inherently far less dangerous than smoking.

CASAA IN THE NEWS

For media inquiries please email board@casaa.org or call 202-241-9117

CASAA Leadership

Board of Directors

All Volunteer
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Julie Woessner

President of the Board, Director of National Policy
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Jennifer Berger-Coleman

Board Vice-President, Director of Community Outreach
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Bruce Nye

Treasurer
danielle jones casaa

Danielle Jones

Board Secretary
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Doug Carter

Director of Information Systems
matt culley casaa

Matt Culley

Board Member

Jim McDonald

Board Member
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Elaine Keller

Board Member

Ron Ward

Board Member

Officers

Paid Staff

Alex Clark

Chief Executive Officer
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Kim Nye

Chief Financial Officer

Kristin Noll-Marsh

Member Coordinator

In Memoriam

CASAA Volunteer Facebook Group Moderators

Special thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers that moderate CASAA’s individual state Facebook groups!

Ahmed Alkhtry
Amber Armstrong
Amber Hetrisk Perdue
Amy Mohon
Andrea Renae Schwalb
Angela Renee Garrity
Anthony Willwerth
Arthur Stark
Becca Bair
Bridget Leigh Williams
Brie Starr
Bruce Gowans
Chad Johns
Chris Weintz
Chrissie Eagle Littleton
Cindi Kinch
Corey Olivieri
Dan Tipton
Debbie Guardino
Ed West
Frank Randazzo
Goldie Cooley
Greg Henry
Heather R. Miller
Jackie Dillon Vaughan
Jacob Hubbard
Jason Wilson
Jeff Porter
Jennifer Buksar
Jessica Lynn Heaton
Jonathan Poynter
Joseph Bullet Blanchard
Joseph Sneddeni
Kathy McDermott
Ken Greenwood
Laurel O’Neill
Leann Rietbrock
Lisa Belle
Lisa Combs Church
Lori Yerxa
Marvin Cosper
Matt Jenkins
Michael Hammond
Michelle Hughes
Mikael Billiter
Mike Olson
Missy Adams
Nicholas Aaron Seabolt
Pat Collins
Patricia Clewell
Paul Kuromoto
Rick Lucchetta
Ricky Bright
Robb Ryan
Ryan McDaniel
Shane Oakley
Tammie Auras
Tammy Michaud
Tara Paradise
Tim Mahoney
Tyler Williamson
Tyson F Nuss
Yvonne Juliane Settembrino

Ahmed Alkhtry
Amber Armstrong
Amber Hetrisk Perdue
Amy Mohon
Andrea Renae Schwalb
Angela Renee Garrity
Anthony Willwerth
Arthur Stark
Becca Bair
Bridget Leigh Williams
Brie Starr
Bruce Gowans
Chad Johns
Chris Weintz
Chrissie Eagle Littleton
Cindi Kinch
Corey Olivieri
Dan Tipton
Debbie Guardino
Ed West
Frank Randazzo
Goldie Cooley
Greg Henry
Heather R. Miller
Jackie Dillon Vaughan
Jacob Hubbard
Jason Wilson
Jeff Porter
Jennifer Buksar
Jessica Lynn Heaton
Jonathan Poynter
Joseph Bullet Blanchard
Joseph Sneddeni
Kathy McDermott
Ken Greenwood
Laurel O’Neill
Leann Rietbrock
Lisa Belle
Lisa Combs Church
Lori Yerxa
Marvin Cosper
Matt Jenkins
Michael Hammond
Michelle Hughes
Mikael Billiter
Mike Olson
Missy Adams
Nicholas Aaron Seabolt
Pat Collins
Patricia Clewell
Paul Kuromoto
Rick Lucchetta
Ricky Bright
Robb Ryan
Ryan McDaniel
Shane Oakley
Tammie Auras
Tammy Michaud
Tara Paradise
Tim Mahoney
Tyler Williamson
Tyson F Nuss
Yvonne Juliane Settembrino

FINANCIALS

To view CASAA’s legally required financial filings, including 990s, please visit our GuideStar profile. CASAA is a Silver Level GuideStar organization, indicating our commitment to transparency. Creating a GuideStar account to view our financials is free and easy.

How We Use Donations

76%
Member Programs
19%
Operating Expenses
5%
Fundraising

Every year CASAA seeks to spend its members’ donations wisely. A little-known fact is that CASAA isn’t a big-money nonprofit organization – we’ve been operating on a shoe-string budget compared to our opponents. Even so, we have been able to make sure your voice is being heard and is making a difference. Without you and your support, reduced harm products would have been long gone from the market 10 years ago!

We Can't Do It Without Your Support

We rely on donations from generous supporters like you.
Every little bit helps!