Texas CASA Welcomes Public Policy Fellow

Texas CASA is pleased to welcome Bryan Mares to our Public Policy team! As our new Public Policy Fellow, Bryan will work with policy makers to develop legislative proposals aimed at improving mental health and substance use services for families involved in the child welfare system, in addition to advocating for Texas CASA’s Legislative Priorities.

Bryan is dedicated to improving health outcomes for youth in foster care by eliminating barriers to care and increasing awareness of services. Before joining Texas CASA, Bryan was a policy intern at Texans Care for Children where he researched strategies on how public schools underutilize Medicaid reimbursement programs in Texas. Bryan received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from Texas State University. While at Texas State, he worked with several volunteer organizations and programs that serve to empower at-risk youth through social-emotional learning.

Please join us in welcoming Bryan to the Texas CASA team! Texas CASA also thanks the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health for the funding that made this possible.