Meet Our New Staff Members!

In August 2022, Texas CASA welcomed two new members to our staff: Collin Acock and Stephanie Battaglia.

Meet the newest members of our team below!

Collin Acock, Social Impact Director

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Collin is the former Director of Development of Texas Health Action (THA) where he built the organization’s first development program to raise vital funds for operations, Kind Clinic and Waterloo Counseling Center programs. Prior to THA, he served as Chief Development Officer for Equality Texas and Equality Texas Foundation, and has served as Development Director for the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.


Collin graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. As a writer, he finds ways to weave storytelling into the fabric of what he does. He is a past board and current committee member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Austin Chapter. Collin lives in Austin with his husband Shane and their dogs Jackson and Ember.

Stephanie Battaglia, Public Policy Coordinator

Professional headshot of Stephanie Battaglia

Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in Spanish and Legal Studies from the University of North Texas. She spent most of last year working in and around the Texas Legislature for the University of North Texas Government Relations Department before moving to the Texas Senate. She enjoyed getting to know the ins and outs of public policy during her time at the Capitol and looks forward to applying her knowledge and experience in this new role. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and learning. Currently, she is trying to teach herself French! Stephanie is very excited to get to know this team and to help amplify  kids’ voices all over Texas!