Maria McCord is a Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Coach for Texas CASA. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and has more than 20 years of experience working with children in foster care and nonprofit organizations. She has her bachelor’s degree in human services as well as her master’s degree in business administration, and… Read more »
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Abe Louise Young is the Education and Training Director for Texas CASA. She began her work with Texas CASA as a consultant and was eventually hired on to her current position. She is from New Orleans and a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts. She received her MFA in Writing from The University of Texas at… Read more »
Jane Quentan Piper, Texas CASA’s first CEO, founded Texas CASA in 1989 when she saw a need for a statewide hub. Since then, CASA in Texas has grown from 13 CASA programs to 72 strong, with nearly 11,000 volunteers serving more than 30,000 children in 217 of our state’s 254 counties. In this month’s Texas… Read more »
Vicki Spriggs, Texas CASA Chief Executive Officer, is a dedicated advocate for children who has worked for more than 43 years in the child services arena. Known for her leadership on youth-related issues, Spriggs is a national speaker, a decisive leader and a fierce believer in the rights of all children, especially the right to… Read more »
Sarah Crockett is the Public Policy Coordinator for Texas CASA. Sarah grew up in Idaho and has a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Northwest Nazarene University, and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan in Social Policy and Program Evaluation. Sarah served as associate director of the Texas… Read more »
Catherine Dooley, LMSW, is a Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Coach for Texas CASA, assisting in the delivery and implementation of CFE across the state. Prior to working with Texas CASA, Catherine contracted with the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas developing and evaluating trainings for volunteers and family advocates. Catherine also served as a Victim Advocate… Read more »
Christine “Chris” Kelly is the Executive Assistant for Texas CASA. Besides being the first friendly face we see in the morning, Chris answers the phone; ensures our office operates effectively by overseeing building maintenance, IT support and ordering supplies; and works with our Board of Directors, CEO and staff on multiple levels. Tell us about your… Read more »
Leslie Morton is the Communications and Awareness Executive Director for Texas CASA and has been with the organization for almost six years. She was hired as the Training Manager, became the Training Director, and was shortly thereafter asked to also lead the Communications Department. These two departments were divided in 2017, after which she became… Read more »
Jenny Haynes serves as Texas CASA’s Board President and has been a member of the committee for several years. Haynes is a retired professional in public relations and communications with 35 years of fundraising, marketing, communications and governmental affairs experience. She has been a CASA volunteer in Collin County since 2008 and is chair of the… Read more »
Veronica Marquez Forsyth, Chief Administrative Officer, first joined Texas CASA after working as a supervisor for CASA of Travis County. Her passions include helping others grow and develop as well as serving as a CASA volunteer. Veronica feels that she has been given a lot, so she is committed to giving back a lot – and CASA has… Read more »