BOARD OF DIRECTORS JUDGE GAIL ANDLER JAMES CARLO CASCONE LARRY A . CERUTTI TOM CHOU DAVID FISHER MARK E. FOSTER JENNY GROSS REBECCA HALL JOHN HOHENER DREW HUFFMAN LORI JACKSON PATTY JUAREZ MARK J. KERSLAKE SUSAN LEIBEL KRISTEN MCCARTHY TED NARK JOHN SABOURIN TODD SMITH MATT TODSEN LINDSEY UEBERROTH TODD VANDE HEI JAYNINE WARNER LIZ WILLIAMS COURTNEY WITTKOP MICHAEL WONG 2
DEAR FRIENDS, PARTNERS, AND COLLEAGUES, The national volunteer movement Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) first began in 1976. It’s founder, Seattle Superior Court Judge David Soukup, decided he couldn’t endure any more sleepless nights worrying about the lifelong impact his decisions had on abused and neglected children. Nine years later, the Orange County chapter was born. As we end the current 2018-19 fiscal year and look forward to celebrating our 35th anniversary with you, we do not take your time, funds, or spirit for granted. With this report, we will show you the impact CASAs are making in the lives of so many children. These CASA volunteers work to make sure the trauma of removal and the instability of foster care is minimized and children in foster care have all the resources they need to be healthy – physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is our ultimate goal that every child has someone on their side throughout their journey in the system. Over the last 34 years, CASA of Orange County has recruited and trained over 3,500 community volunteers who have worked with over 7,050 youth in the dependency system, dedicating in excess of 1,678,000 volunteer hours toward this important mentoring and advocacy work. We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished together! Your support enables us to mentor and advocate on behalf of the thousands of children in the Orange County dependency system. Thank YOU for being a part of Court Appointed Special Advocates’ special year! With gratitude,
Regan Phillips Ted Nark CEO Board Chairman 2018-2020
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HELEN + SELENA
My first impression, upon meeting long time CASA advocate Helen Benziger and her now-21 year old CASA youth Selena, is their obvious closeness. Helen wanted to meet in person so I could see, “How very special Selena is.” I had proposed a written interview due to scheduling challenges with Selena’s job, college classes and busy social life. Helen was right about Selena; she is poised, articulate and unflinching as she shared her history. Twelve years ago, when Helen first came into her life as a CASA, Selena’s prospects looked far less promising. As a young child in foster care, Selena bounced between foster care and group homes. She learned to start packing her stuff every time she got into trouble. Selena knew that trouble meant she would be moving somewhere new to start all over again. In those days, Selena would have, “Two-hour screaming temper tantrums for zero reason and you couldn’t talk her down” according to Helen. “Lots of things happened in Selena’s life that shouldn’t happen to anyone.” Selena and Helen got along from the beginning, but it took a while for Selena to trust that Helen would keep showing up
since so many came and went so frequently. After a few years and several moves, Selena realized Helen was going to keep showing up no matter where Selena moved. Helen’s eyes brimmed with tears as she said, “When you have to gather up a child’s belongings in a black garbage bag….We’ve been through some tough times together, but look at her now.” Over the years, Selena and Helen shared many lunches and outings and spent lots of time cooking together at the CASA offices. Helen said they were instrumental in getting the kitchen set up in the CASA break room. “Cooking together is when we talked the most,” said Helen. “Selena would walk around the CASA offices handing out whatever we baked.”
trying to figure out how to get out of it. Even though I knew I was wrong and didn’t want to admit it, Helen was always on my side. She would know I did something wrong but made me feel like, ‘it’s fine; you’re gonna be ok.’ She listened, gave emotional support and didn’t judge. That made me feel better.” When asked the same question, Helen said, “CASA allows you to participate in fabulous kids’ lives. When people say ‘foster child’ the negativity around that is insane, like they are bad when it’s the total opposite. They’re lost and they’re sad and through CASA you’re able to share that child’s life and make it a little bit better. In return, every single time I’d leave my kid, on the drive home, I’d say, ‘thank you God for letting me participate in this awesome child’s life.’ CASA allows you that privilege.”
Selena says Helen helped her get through those difficult years. Helen says, “I tried to help her fill in the gaps like finding tutors but at the same time pushed her towards learning how to do things on her own.” Helen also helped connect Selena with some of her biological siblings.
Now that Selena has aged out of the CASA program, she and Helen are still connected as friends. They see each other one to two times a month and text “all the time.” Selena and Helen are now looking forward to sharing a special friendship for many years to come.
When asked the most valuable lesson learned during her time with Helen, Selena said, “I was always getting into trouble and
Written by: Valerie Burchfield Rhodes
MICHELLE OLIVEIRA My name is Michelle Oliveira, and I was selected by CASA of Orange County to be the 2019 Advocate of the Year. I was born and raised right here in Southern California. I’ve been married to my husband, Tony, for 25 years and together we are raising our 4 boys. In 2014, I attended a CASA information session. I left there knowing exactly what I needed to do but wondered if I could commit in the way the youth deserve. Although juggling a full routine, I had the support of my husband and boys. That fall, I was sworn in by a judge. And so it began. I was first matched with Eileen. When she was 16, her parents were reportedly deported. She was kicked out of her grandmother’s in Texas after confiding in her that she was raped by
her cousin. She came to California to live with relatives but bounced between foster homes, group homes and Orangewood. Eileen ran away less than a year later. I think of her every day and hope she will reach out to me when she is ready. I miss her. When it was time to be matched with another youth, I was asked to read Frank’s case. He was one of more than 200 youth on the CASA waiting list. At nine years old, Frank found his father dead in bed after passing away in his sleep. Throughout the night, Frank stayed by his dad’s side, cleaning him and wiping his face. Someone was alerted and called 911, but it was too late. A social worker was then called to his home. When asked if he understood what had happened, Frank said, “Dead means when your soul leaves your body and goes to heaven. I know my dad is not dead because I did not see his soul go to heaven.” Frank’s original, short-term emergency placement at Orangewood turned into two months. His diagnosis of autism, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorder, and an eating disorder made him difficult to place in a foster home. I knew I needed to meet Frank right away. My CASA supervisor met me at Orangewood to provide much-needed support. Frank walked in, looked at me and said, “What do you want?” That was the start of our now over four-year relationship. During this time, he has had seven
social workers, three placements, two attorneys, two judges, and three therapists. But only one CASA. I am fortunate to be involved with other advocacy opportunities. I was trained as an educational rights holder and have shared my CASA experience during new advocate training. I am currently a Family Connections Advocate for three siblings who wish to stay connected despite being in separate placements. I am also part of the Diversity Committee, a group of community members dedicated to supporting CASA in the goal of recruiting qualified advocates, particularly those who match the demographics of the youth. Being chosen as the advocate of the year has been a humbling experience. More than 500 advocates make positive impacts every day. I am grateful to all of you reading this annual report. Your support allows CASAs to do what we do. Three and a half years ago, I arrived at Orangewood to meet Frank. As I pulled on the heavy entrance doors, my knees were a bit weak, and my head spun when I realized what was ahead of me. Your support carried me through that entrance. When Frank walked into that room, yes, I was the person he could see. But what he couldn’t see was that each of you had gathered in that room, embracing him, assuring he was not alone and that he mattered. Frank was a CASA kid now.
On May 11th, 2019, Fashion Island graciously hosted CASA-OC’s display of 3,100 pinwheels, representing the number of youth in the OC foster care system during Foster Care Awareness Month for the 3rd annual Pinwheel Project. This event brings the CASA community together and couldn’t have happened without the individual CASA supporters that came out to help set the display up, as well as the organized volunteer groups from Enlightened Heart Spiritual Center, CITrials, Chapman University’s Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and National Charity League of Newport-Mesa. We’d like to give a special shout out to Lisa Tran, her husband, and Suzanne Tani for their work in setting up this year’s pinwheel design of the CASA logo the night before the event and also to our CASA supporters and photographers, Mary Blackwell and Jeff Gross, for taking beautiful photographs and being a part of the event. The 39 Junior Kids for CASA members took lead in fundraising this year’s Pinwheel Project and helped bring in over $26k in donations through sales of pinwheels in the community and assisting with online donations through the digital sponsorships of the 3,100 pinwheels.
JUNIOR KIDS FOR CASA MEMBERS: Lauren Allen Charlotte Bengfort Matisse Braun Jack Clemons Ryan Clemons Jonathon deSousa Nicholas deSousa Harper Dorna Bridget Flanagan Grant Gould William Gould Hudson Grimstad Finn Grimstad
Sydney Ilczyszyn Ward Jackson Mia Jarrett Ava Joseph James Joseph Campbell Kelly Chase Masek Enzo Marino Olivia Marino Sophia Marino Reese Mueller Julia Nugent Ella Panenhal
Camryn Phillips Kate Piper Will Ramsay Brendan Strader Connor Strader Brooke Treska Paige Treska Stella Vaderhook Piper Wald Savannah Wald Daniela Warren Amelia Wittkop Blake Woroniecki
A record-breaking number of new CASA volunteers are sworn in by Judge Moorhead. CASA-OC has not had a larger swearing in class since April 2011.
Oct. 23 2018
Dec. 5 2018
Presiding Judge Motoike swore in 30 new CASA volunteers who were ready to join our team to advocate for youth in the dependency system.
CASA Rocks at elysewalker was the can’t-miss rock ‘n’ roll event of 2018, featuring a performance by Crimson Crowbar and catering courtesy of Nobu Newport Beach. It netted over $114k.
Dec. 18 2018
April 23 2019
Feb. 28 2019 The 31 new CASAs sworn in by Judge Arthur completed over 900 cumulative training hours.
Dec. 13 2018
For the third year in a row, CASA-OC was the charity beneficiary of the annual Sip & Shuck event at The Deck and Driftwood Kitchen in Laguna Beach and brought in $25k. Nov. 4 2018
The 23rd Annual Friends of CASA Holiday Luncheon was chaired by Melissa Rohani and Michelle Fisher and featured a fashion presentation courtesy of South Coast Plaza and Tory Burch. With the help of an amazing committee of volunteers, over $474k was raised, making it one of the top five highest netting luncheons in all of OC.
Judge Keough, a CA Superior Court commissioner since 1989 and Superior Court judge since 2009, swore in 33 new advocates.
Over 40 women attended the Friends of CASA Winter Mixer where updates were given on the auxiliary group, and new members were successfully recruited to join their team.
Feb. 21 2019
An advocate appreciation event at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts honored volunteers who have been a CASA for 2-5 years and featured a guest speaker, entertainment, food and drinks.
April 17 2019
CASA volunteer Julie Deyan was honored at One OC’s Spirit of Volunteerism Awards held at the Disneyland Resort Hotel. April 25 2019
a year with CASA
Celebration of Children Black & White Ball had a recordbreaking net of over $1.295 million. A theme of “growing organically” was interjected into different elements of the event, chaired by Barclay Butera, Dana April 29 Chou, Nancy 2019 Eaton, Bobbie Howe, Lourdes Nark, Urvashi Patel, Dana Strader and Wendy Tenebaum.
May 11 2019
The Jr. Kids for CASA helped lead the charge for the 3rd annual Pinwheel Project held at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and raised over $26k.
May 30 2019 Impact Giving awarded CASA-OC a $15k grant at their annual MAKING THE IMPACT event.
185 CASA volunteers attended the CASA Conference: an all day training revolved around a culture continuum that starts with awareness, knowledge, sensitivity, and capacity.
Over 35 event committee volunteers attended the CASA Summer Social which celebrated the nearly $2 million that came in through donations attached to CASA fundraising events over this fiscal year.
June 22 2019
Judge Erdosi swore in 24 new advocates who joined the CASA team in mentoring and advocating for youth who are victims of abuse, abandonment and neglect. June 13 188 CASA youth attended 2019 a fun day outside with their advocate at the annual Back to School “John’s Picnic”. The kids were able to get a backpack that was donated by the kind folks in Laguna Woods and InN-Out Burger brought their famous truck and catered the event.
Aug. 14 2019
29 new advocates were sworn in by Judge Apkarian during the last swearing-in ceremony of the fiscal year. July 27 2019 Aug. 27 2019
Guests were encouraged to Sept. 21 wear leopard print 2019 attire at the second annual CASA Rocks at elysewalker event, presented by the InFocus Foundation. This fundraiser was a massive success and netted over $310k.
CASA-OC Staff participated in a volunteer day of service for the OC Parks Department at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve where they helped water plants in the restoration area and picked up microtrash to help keep the area safe for wildlife.
Sept. 26 2019
At Friends of CASA (FOCASA), our mission is to support the purpose and activities of CASA through fundraising, educational events, and community outreach programs, and to provide a well-rounded volunteer experience for our members to see the impact of their service and truly connect with our cause. Founded by the Junior League of Orange County in 1985, the Friends of CASA began as a small group of dedicated ladies who planned and executed fundraising events in support of CASA.
Lori Jackson President
Patty Juarez Vice President
Betsy Gould Finance Director
Over the years, the auxiliary has raised awareness and over 4.5 million dollars in support of CASAâ€™s vital work. The Holiday Tea eventually transformed into the Holiday Luncheon & Fashion Show and was named one of the top five by net revenue fundraising luncheons in Orange County by the Orange County Business Journal. Friends of CASA focuses its support through three pillars: educational awareness opportunities, community outreach events, and fundraisers. FOCASA provides an opportunity for each volunteer to share their strengths, whether through time, talent or treasure, and support our foster youth. CASA has been in my life since the age of 18, and during my journey, I have had the opportunity to serve alongside some of the most inspirational, intelligent and outstanding people. I am honored to continue my service as I celebrate my 7th year on the FOCASA Board and second year on the CASA Board. It is truly an honor to be a part of such an amazing organization.
Major Events Director
Community Outreach Director
Sara Van Dusen Secretary
On behalf of the entire Friends of CASA Auxiliary, I thank you for making a commitment to help the most vulnerable children in our community. In shared service,
2018-2020 President, Friends of CASA
ADVISORY BOARD Cathie Cardelucci Janet Colclausser Jaynine Warner
MEMBERS Wendy Aird Andrea Casaw Elle Charles Carolyn Dâ€™Souza Liz DeSousa Nancy Eaton Katelyn Engler Alexis Fiore Michelle Fisher Cathy Fitzpatrick
Nariman Fraitekh Kimberly Gallaway Amy Goddard Jennifer GonzalesOxen Devon Hogue Nicole Inal Joanna James Molly Jolly Christina Markl Sarah Minakary Katie Minardi
Connie Mistretta Erin Morgan Charlie Owens Erika Pedersen Gabrielle Peloquin Dr. Shabnam Penry Karyn Pickart Valerie Ramsay Sandey Richardson Catalina Rodriguez Melissa Rohani Mina Rose
Marian Sansone Shannon Sauers Kristin Scheithauer Jena Schuster Holly Schwartz Lori Seal Corinne Sheehan Brenda Sietsema Shannon Smaldino Stefanie Stamires Kristin Titov Jennifer Vaughn
Janine Wald Cristen WalleyLebsack Tracy Wiegand Susanna Wolfe Deborah Wycoff Trisha Yount Marjie Zethraus
Annette Hellmich Sponsorship Underwriting Director
Kimberly DeLamar Matties Retail Sponsorship Director
The Diversity Committee, formally known as the Hispanic Advisory Council at CASA of Orange County, was formed in 2007 by John and Linda Lopez. The Diversity Committee supports CASAâ€™s mission by actively spreading community awareness in order to grow a diverse pool of volunteers, primarily recruiting and retaining advocates who mirror the demographics of the children CASA serves. This group is a mixture of men and women of different ethnicities, races, and careers. It focuses on finding individuals who identify as male, LGBTQ, and/or Hispanic/ Latino. This year, Diversity Committee members had the opportunity to engage with community members via tabling opportunities provided by the Segerstrom Center of Arts, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association, and Wells Fargo. For 2019-2020, the Diversity Committee will host our swear-in receptions to welcome our new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to our family of dedicated individuals who advocate for the best interest of a child in the foster care system.
MEMBERS Linda Zamora - Chairwoman Michelle Oliveira - Secretary Veronica Arellano Joseph Blunt Janice Gallardo Ballabh Garg Lydia Gonzales John Goodman Yvonne Lemus Bosu Linda Lopez Laura Martinez Sylvia Novakoff Matthew Wadlinger Diego Zarate
diversity committee 11
Demographics : KIDS + VOLUNTEERS 12
RACE African American/Black
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Two or More Races
Holiday luncheon 2018 2018 CO-CHAIRS Michelle Fisher Melissa Rohani
2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Jennifer Hanlon Lori Jackson Joanna James Molly Jolly Patty Juarez Debra Klein-Sanner Mei Li Sandi Marino Debbie Masek Colleen Masterson Kimberly DeLamar Matties Sarah Minakary Jennifer Gonzales Oxen Stefanie Stamires Janine Wald Marjie Zethraus 2018 COMMITTEE Katherine Ahlswede Wendy Aird Shelley Black Trisha Yount Burga Karen Carboni Cathie Cardelucci Shelly Carter Kathryn Cenci Elle Charles Teri Cullen Peggy David Lourdes de Quillien Liz deSousa Danette Dye Nancy Eaton Alexis Fiore
Cathy Fitzpatrick Christine Flanagan Jennifer Franks Kim Gallaway Sandra Gee Elizabeth Gould Agi Grooters Brandy Habermehl Annette Hellmich Devon Hogue Elizabeth Hopkins Nicole Inal Nicole Joseph Kelly Keyes Aleksandra Korfanty Sandy Kwiatkowski Cristen Lebsack Nicole Lee Julie Leigh Kristin Miracle Lewis Christina Markl Lisa Bhathal Merage Katie Minardi Constance Mistretta Pantea Mohajer Erin Morgan Charlie Owens Dennis Palmer Eirka Pedersen Gabrielle Peloquin Shabnam Penry Bill Peters Karyn Pickart Mary Ellen Piscopo Evelyn Ramirez-Schultz Valerie Ramsay Heather Reeves Weeda Sanchez Marian Sansone Shannon Sauers Jena Schuster Holly Schwartz Lori Seal Corinne Sheehan
Shannon Smaldino Stacey Smith Dana Strader Sonya Teymourian Laurel Tippett Sara VanDusen Jen Vaughn Amira Vazirnia Jaynine Warner Kristen Wilson Deb Wycoff
EVENT CHAIRS Barclay Butera Dana Chou Nancy Eaton Bobbie Howe Lourdes Nark Urvashi Patel Dana Strader Wendy Tenebaum
ADVISORY BOARD Kathryn Cenci Richard Gadbois Weeda Lutfi Ted Nark Regan Phillips
Analisa Albert Maria Barnes Beth Bidna Shahrzad Bina Linda Brigante Judy Chang Leslie Chase Abby Corpodian Alison Cottrell Bree Cox James Cueva Lili Daftarian Diane De la cruz Nicole Donovan Massy Farzine Alexis Fiore Cathy Frandsen Wendy Friedman Talayeh Hamidi Cate Hanley Holly Hoch Patty Juarez
Lisa Kassel Christine Kelleher Holly Kerslake Ray Langhammer Federica Lewis Heidi Lynn Jane Manolakas Youngsong Martin Irene Martino Kasia Mays Tiffany Erica McCain Anne Marie McNeil Tyler Mounce Simara Nahabedian Mitra Nasab Tyler Olbres Anoosheh Oskouian Laura Roche Sona Sani Kylie Schuyler Shana Spitzer Brenda St. Hilaire Alaina Stamos Paula Steurer Karen Stewart Shivani Tarsadia Alexandra Taylor Twila True Celeste Vos Patrick Vos Marcy Weinstein Lauren Wong Linda Young Bart Zandbergen
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What I like most about having a CASA is… “Being able to have a positive influence in my life, as well as being able to experience new things.” - JARED, AGE 12 “He guides me in the right direction, and he helps with life skills and gets me through my problems.” - JOSEPH, AGE 17 “She smells nice, and she does fun things with me” - ANGELICA, AGE 8
children served CHILDREN SERVED
CASA WAIT LIST
advocates anwser questions
CHILDREN SERVED THROUGH CASA
TOTAL NUMBER OF CASA PROGRAM ASSIGNMENTS
These percentages represent the number of advocates who answered Yes to the following questions.
Do you feel as though you have made a positive dif ference in your CASA child’s life?
Do you feel as though CASA gives you the tools and empowerment to be more than just a mentor to a child?
Do you feel the CASA Training and Continuing Education give you the tools to be an ef fective advocate for your child?
Do you feel that CASA is a wise investment for a donor looking to invest in bettering the lives of children in foster care?
Do you feel like your own outlook on life has changed for the better since becoming a CASA?
Would you recommend becoming a CASA to others?
2018-2019 2016-2017 2017-2018
$2,044,306.00 $47,300.00 $499,516.00 $484,736.00 $164,702.00 $363,706.00 $52,403.00 $5,363.00
PROGRAM ADVANCEMENT ADMIN/OVERHEAD
$2,294,216.00 $449,118.00 $165,554.00
EXPENSES TOTAL: $2,908,888
REVENUE TOTAL: $3,662,032
$1,680,214.00 $84,390.00 $2,402,332.00 $257,132.00 $86,593.00 $446,139.00 $2,006.00 $15,926.00
PROGRAM ADVANCEMENT ADMIN/OVERHEAD
$2,074,978.00 $343,978.00 $189,178.00
EXPENSES TOTAL: $2,608,134
REVENUE TOTAL: $4,974,732
$1,568,975.00 $3,502.00 $869,166.00 $102,726.00 $161,960.00 $262,509.00 $405.00 $300.00
PROGRAM ADVANCEMENT ADMIN/OVERHEAD
$1,897,760.00 $386,446.00 $230,059.00
EXPENSES TOTAL: $2,514,265
REVENUE TOTAL: $2,969,543
THANK YOU TO OUR CASA VOLUNTEERS
Alisa Abecassis Erik Abolmoloki Robin Abrams-Duarte Traci Acosta Jim Adams Laurel Adcock Suzanne Adleman Julie Afusia Manuela Aguilar Christina Aguirre Luis Aguirre Brian Akamine Suzette Ali Sydney Allen Joy Allenspach Cindy Almberg Ana Alonso Catherine Amante Nancy Anas Rachel Anctil Holly Anderson Judith Anderson Gloria Andren Bethany Arbgast Penny Archer Valerie Arenella Cynthia Arnell Suzanne Arno Jerry Asmondy Pat August Linda Avalos Susan Avila-Bradshaw Gina Baber Sue Baker Barbara Balch Mala Barnes Clara Barr Phillip Barrington Lorraine Barrios Lisa Barrows Jordan Bartlett Keri Bartlett Rachel Bartlett Sue Bassey Mariko Beaver Jennifer Beekman Steffanie Belasco Andrea Belen Aldo Benalcazar
Lisa Bender Marc Benedict Kathee Ben-Menahem Helen Benziger Nicole Berkman Annette Bermejo Walter Bernor IV Ingo Beske Karin Beske Narayan Bhimasen Alina Bond Dana Bonifacio Dellamarie Bonomo Jared Borek LeeAnn Boswell Anne Bowlus Monica Boyd Michael Bracco Alan Braden Natalie Bramlett Melodie Bramstedt Grace Brandt Molly Brauer Pamela Braunstein Brenda Brazier Twyla Briley Lenore Brown Joel Bruce Susan Bubb Linda Buchholz Jennifer Buckert Betsy Buckwald Cynthia Budde Kevin Budde Sue Burke Katie Burnett Ellen Busch Paul Bush Lori Butlett Patricia Cahill Bridget Callanan Gabriella Caltabiano Larry Campbell Kristi Cancellieri Brian Card Adele Cardoza PJ Carlton Sac Carreathers Karen Carson
Marie Castellanos David Cavanaugh Susan Cavka Gus Chabre Ashley Chae Phyllis Chamberlain David Chan Laura Chanocua Rivera Renee Chiapellone Odena Chinchilla-Serrano Luiza Chis David Chung Sarah Chung Tracey Clark Alisa Clinkscale Jessica Cobb Gary Cohen Jessica Colabewala Estela Colchado Danielle Cole Kathy Cole Gary Conkle Kristen Conley Kristin Cook Sheila Cook-Cohen Juliette Cooke Donna Cooley Damion Coran Heidi Cordova Pacal Cornejo-Reynoso Jeanne Corrigan Ashley Cosgrove Susan Courtney Lora Cross Ann Cross Marie Crosson KC Crow Tim Crow Amy Crowley Winnie Cudd Sara Culver Serena Cummins Denise Cunningham Brooke Currier Sydney Daebritz Scott Dailey Roe Daley Dianna Daly Heidi Daryabary
Elyse Davidson Maria De La Cueva Abram De La Vega Arfaxad De la Vega Marissa De La Vega Veronica De Santiago Breanna DeBritton Cathy DeHaven Nancy DelSanto Cheryl DeMarco Tara Dempster Kimberly Der Naomi Derocher Julie Deyan Chanel Diaz Lori Dicarlo Lisa Dickey Katherine Dickinson Robin Dier Chris Doble Joanne Doelz Diane Donaldson Trisha Donaldson Judith Donckels Tracy Dreslinski Carolyn Dâ€™Souza Ann Dâ€™Unger Erica Dunivan Chris Dunn Marion Dunn Kristin Durley Rick Durley Lydia Duynstee Nancy Eaton Richard Eaton Shawn Eldridge Jesse Ellison Sara Embrey Kathleen Engstrom Jan Enns Miriam Erdosi Liz Ericsen Carlyle Ezpeleta Sally Faber Barbara Fagins Celia Faiola Dawn Farabee Sharon Farrell Michael Faucher
Kim Felix Lori Ferrari-McCoy Michelle Ferry Kathleen Fiedler Claudia Finelli Kathy Flaxington Patty Flood Alice Flynn Erin Fontenot Natalie Forbort Dori Ford Rae Foster Patricia Frahm Karen Francis Armine Franco Paul Frankenberger Ruth Frazen Sheila Frazier Debbie Free Gail Frommer Eve Fudge Susan Gaebler Zeenat Gala Marie Galas Rhonda Galbreath Heidi Galloway Sandra Galvan Michelle Gaskins Michelle Gasworth Cindy Gay Cheryl Geer Cheryl Gentry Stephanie Getz Arti Ghai Eileen Gibson Carol Gilbert Linda Gilbert Suzanne Gill Sandy Gimpelson Julie Giventer Pam Goacher Joy Goebel Suzanne Goldstein Christine Golus Rose Gomsi Erika Gonzales Pamela Gonzalez Michelle Goyette Kathlyn Grabenstein
Julie Grable Robin Gray-Hite Heidi Greene Caren Greenfield Holly Gregg Izabel Grey Nora Griffin Sean Griffin Diane Griffiths Karen Gross Maria Gudiel Christine Guizard Amy Guldner John Gustafson Roy Gustin Trez Gutierrez Shelly Haggerty Mary Hall Julia Hampson Chris Handsel Melina Hann Anne Haraksin Colleen Harbison Susan Hardwegg Jill Harmon Danielle Harney Dennis Harris Terry Harstad Sylvia Haskell Amanda Hassine Stephen Hawks Gab Heaton Archie Hefner Devin Hellesen Annastasia Henderson Patricia Henry Kamran Heravi Katlin Herbst Edith Hernandez Solano Jay Herron Joyce Herron Siobhan Hickey Dan Hill David Hill Steven Hill Iris Himert Morgan Hirsch Stephanie Hirsch Debbie Ho
Dyanna Hoage Deena Hoffman Jason Holland Hope Horlick Ann Hosein Bobbie Howe Diane Hsieh Ellen Hunstein Tabitha Hunter Rocio Hurtado Jessica Idoine Kimberly Ives Marissa Jabczenski Sue Jackson Karla Jaramillo Kerry Jarvis Janice Jefferson Regina Jennings Maureen Jester Erin Jeter Morgan Jimenez Kristina Jodis Elizabeth Johnson Justin Johnson Cindy Johnson Michelle Johnson Rose Johnson Heather Jones Laura Jones Michael Jones Taylor Jones Spencer Jones Holly Joseph Timothy Juntilla Sandy Juranich May Juslin Debbie Kallman Craig Kalthoff-Patti Hope Kanaley Anita Kapur Kali Karamigios Elham Karimi Beth Keany Carrie Kearns Beth Keeler Jim Keeler Babette Kelly Rachel Kent Anton Ketterer
Britt Kiley Brenda Kim Joon Kim Mary King Simon Kings April Kleber Jeri Kochis Kathy Kohler Jodi Kollar Jeanine Konishi Karli Koukios Christi Kret-Matthews Sandy Kwiatkowski Ellen Kwon Virginia Kyle Frank La Soya Melanie Laase Kim Lagow Ashley Lang Christine Larson Kathy Lawrence Nola Leahy Janet Leasure Simone LeCompte Shannan Lee Channing Lefebvre Rachel Lefler Florence Lehavi Nancy Leland Betty Lenon Cindy Leuck Janet Lewis Robin Lewis Debra Leyel Sarah Lieske Diane Limbo Irene Lin Tamara Loeffler Debra Logston Cheryl Long Scott Looney Marisol Lopez Gerard Loughman Madeline Lovejoy Adrienne Low Annie Lozada Sara Lozoya Nataly Lucero Michelle Lustig
Joan Lutz Mary Luu Gwen Lyle Joyce Lynch John Lynes Gail Lyons Ann Ma Bonnie MacDonald Mindy Mack Michelle MacKay Philip Magistrado Judy Maher Joanie Malis Lisa Mamo Sandra ManzanoStraehle Sonia Markwald Jeanne Marley Alida Marraccino Tayler Martin Shannon Martinez Lisa Mason Olga Mason Terri Mason Lisa Mathies Christine Matson Jon Matson Peggy Mauro Beth Mawhinney Eileen McAlister Kathleen McBenttez Yoshida McCain Semora McCampbell Karen McDaniel-Kopicki Samantha McDonald Anna McErlane Frank McGill Kelley McGregor Carla McGuire Pat McMaster Donna McNally Wendy McQuillan-Burry Carla Meberg Sandra Medina Corinne Melzer Rob Mendoza Keely Mendoza Kim Meyer Janet Miller Susan Millis Kerry Mills Susan Molina
Emily Mondragon Maryllin Monroy Perez Lilia Montalvo Marc Montminy Alex Monzon Jessica Moran Brittani Moreno Crystal Morillon Francine Morrison Diane Morton Rachel Mounce Tyler Mounce Joie Mulherin Aksana Munoz Michele Munoz Lois Munteanu Lisa Murdock Tim Murphy Jessie Murray Tony Nadratowski Elizabeth Nam Lisa Nardi Gabe Nava Rahima Naveed Sally Neiser Eula Nelson Diane Newsome Julie Nguyen Mai Nguyen Mary Nguyen Tracy Nguyen Heather Nicoletti Visal Nip Bev Nogy Sarah Noone Barbara Nuremberg David Nusz Paloma Ocampo Lara Oâ€™Connell Rhonda Oâ€™Connor Beverly Oden Juliana Oduguwa Michelle Oliveira Miraya Olmos Erandi Oropeza Danny Orozco Elizabeth Ortega Kat Owat Antoinette Owens Leslie Owens Kathy Owsinski Wayne Palica
Daryle Palmer Connie Palomares Viva Palumbo Kristin Parkhurst Molli Patterson Randy Paul Greg Peterson Bill Peterson Michele Pfeiffer Lisa Phi Lisa Pierce Nancy Pilling-Smith Rose Pimental Jacqueline Pinkowski Ed Pollard Peggy Popadak Adonna Powell Geoff Poyer Barbara Prince Ashley Pumphrey Vanessa Quinn John Rael Hila Raen Joel Rakow Jacob Ramirez Kathy Ramunni Sarah Randall Teresa Randall David Reinwald Barbara Reiten Marla Reiter Amber Retzloff Michelle Reyes Tiffany Reyes Kimberly Rhodes Leslie Rhone Sami Ribaudo Jamie Rimphanli Molly Risak Anne Rivera David Roach Marisa Robbins Leslie Rodriguez Martinez Patty Rodriguez Cindy Roe Jeanie Roe Perla Rojas Bill Roth Andrea Rothmuller Robin Rounaghi Loida Rubio
Rex Rubio Stephen Rutledge Tina Ryder Jens Saakvitne Manny Sahu Norma Salas-Hankins Alina Salazar Nancy Sallee Anne San Juan Dana Sanders Katie Santangelo Maria Santos Myla Sarmiento Brian Sartin Ann Sasser Tom Sather Anne Satterfield Stephen Savage Charlotte Saydah Kimberly Schaefer Melina Schmidt Jacky Schnicker Andrea Schoembs Jayne Schreiber Helene Schuller Kelly Schwartz Byron Schweitzer Nicole Selassie Lisa Sepulveda Karen Shaffer Cindy Shannon Cindy Sherwood Amy Shih John Shimada Lisa Shimada Georgette Shobeiri Hailee Shoffeitt Karina Sical-Saldana Brenda Sietsema Vicki Sietsema Stacy Silva Joseph Silvey Donna Simester Darla Simons Kimberly Simons Carolyn Sims Ellyn Siskind Dorothy Sisola Marion Sistrunk Karin Size
Dan Sizemore Nadine Skutnik Narvella Slack Kate Small Cathy Smith Cheryl Smith Connor Smith Diane Smith Frances Smith Gary Smith Lori Smith Yvonne Snetselaar Hope Snyder Nina Soonthornthiti Jocelyn Soto Pineda Roxzel Soto Tellez Julie Spencer Rebecca Sproal Robyn Stannard Cheri Starr Monica Stephens Jeffrey Stern Barbara Stocker Holly Stone Irene Strauss Tisa Strength Susie Stucky Mary Sullivan Michelle Summers Melinda Sunderland Kelly Swanholm Tami Sweet Marie Takeshita Suzanne Tani Kimberly Taylor Martina Tewes Edd Tharp Michele Tharp Brenda Thompson Debbie Thomsen Susan Thomson Sabrina Thon Dao Tindukasiri Kristin Titov
Tammy Tompkins Michael Toppen Yesenia Torres Romero Debbie Trammell Joe Tringale Cathy Trueblood Galina Tucker Mike Tucker Jennifer Turner
Nadine Turner Kristy Ulley Abe Ulug Aimee Uresti Diana Uribe Angie Urrutia
Concepcion Valenzuela Yolanda Valverde Sheri Vander Dussen Sandra Vanian Lesley Vargas Michael Varosky
Bruce Vircks Ushma Vyas Krystle Wagner Josephine Walberg Michelle Walcott Karyn Walker Wendy Walker-Wiley Debra Wallace Lisa Walton Toby Watts
Megan Webb MaryAlison Weintraub Nancy Wendt Debbie Wesseln Heath Westcott Alexandria Whitmer Ashley Whittaker Debbie Wiegel Kathy Wilk Dawn Williams Glenda Wilson Larry Wilson Lorrie Wilson Rose Wing Joy Winger James Woest Vanessa Wolslagel Maureen Wolter George Wright Larry Wright Sherry Wright Rebecca Wu Deborah Wycoff Deanna Yadollahi Sam Yakout Madi Yates Kerem Yilmaz Kelly Ynzunza Hala Yosef Beverly Young Trisha Yount Karon Zanella Tania Zogheib
CASA would not be the impactful organization that it is without the amazing volunteers who go through hours of comprehensive training, background checks and interviews to take on the role of becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate.
We appreciate every volunteer who has served our organization in this capacity since 1985 and we would like to highlight all of the advocates who have worked one-on-one with a child in the foster care system as a mentor and advocate over the last year.
WE ARE CASA MISSION: CASA PROVIDES A POWERFUL VOICE AND A MEANINGFUL CONNECTION FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND ABANDONMENT.
VISION: EVERY CHILD IN FOSTER CARE HAS AN ADVOCATE THEY CAN DEPEND ON TO HELP THEM REACH THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL .
CHILD FOCUSED. WE PUT THE GOOD OF THE CHILD FIRST, ALWAYS.
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CONNECTORS. WE USE THE POWER OF CONNECTION TO OPTIMIZE OUTCOMES.
TENACIOUS. WE ARE RELENTLESS IN OUR EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS AND OVERCOME OBSTACLES.
ACCOUNTABLE. WE SET GOALS, MEASURE PROGRESS, AND DELIVER RESULTS TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS.
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2018-2019 Annual Report for CASA of Orange County