Our Leadership & Staff

TEXAS CASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

PRESIDENT

John D. Knight
Senior Vice President, First Financial
Bank (Midlothian)

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Melissa Jones
Retired Manager of Engineering,
Quality and Industrial Engineering

TREASURER

Danny O’Connell
CEO & Founder, Next Level Insurance

SECRETARY

Marissa Marquez, J.D.
HR Program Manager - ADA & Employee Relations, Houston Methodist Hospital

PAST PRESIDENT

Jenny Haynes
Retired Communications Executive,
CASA Volunteer

DIRECTORS

Kristin Andersen
Retired: Nonprofit Executive

Angela Dunlap
Partner, BKD, LLP

Peggy Eighmy
First Lady of the University of Texas at San Antonio, CASA Volunteer

Carol Eschenfelder
Retired Executive Vice President, Alliant Insurance

DIRECTORS (continued)

David Garcia
Managing Partner, Real Strategic Solutions

Marta Johnson
Assistant Principal, Austin ISD

MiShon Landry, CDP
CEO, Culture Consultants

Lorraine Martinez, M.S.
Senior Level Healthcare Executive

Rudy Ramirez
Principal, San Benito High School

Brad Robbins
Retired

Steven Shaw
Executive Director, Voices for Change

Carel Stith
Family Law Attorney

Rhonda Thompson
Retired; Vice President, University
Advancement at University of
Houston-Clear Lake

Jason Waldie
Partner, PWC

Meca Walker, J.D.
Mediator & Arbitrator, Family Law

Robert Wessa, CPA
Principal, kbb Services, Inc.

Regional Representatives

Don Binnicker
Executive Director,
CASA of Tarrant County

Jenny Bratton
Executive Director,
Child Advocates of Navarro County

Anna Futral
Executive Director,
CASA of McLennan County

Dora Martinez
Executive Director,
CASA of Cameron & Willacy Counties

Connie Ricketts
Executive Director,
CASA of Galveston County

Lisa Saucedo
Executive Director,
CASA of El Paso

OUR STAFF

EMAIL A
DEPARTMENT

Administration | administration@texascasa.org

Collaborative Family Engagement | cfeteam@texascasa.org

Communications | communications@texascasa.org

Fundraising | partnerships@texascasa.org

Grants| grants@texascasa.org

Legislative Advocacy | publicpolicy@texascasa.org

Network Services | networkservices@texascasa.org

Strategic Network Services | sns@texascasa.org

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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Vicki Spriggs
Texas CASA CEO

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Chris Kelly
Executive Assistant

Internal Operations Division

Administration Team

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Steve Raich
Chief Finance
& Administration Officer

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Nancy Rodriguez
Finance & Business
Operations Director

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Suzanne Alston
Database Administrator

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Amy Lee Garcia
Accounting & HR
Administrator

Grants Management Team

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Tamea Byrd
Chief Grants
Management Officer

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Kristy Smith
Senior Grants
Management Specialist

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Brandi Goen
Grants Management
Specialist II

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Ashley Berman
Grants Management
Specialist I

Social Impact Team

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Kara Hobbs
Chief Social Impact Officer

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Benita Pekkattil
Community Engagement Specialist

External Relations Division

Communications Team

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Abe Louise Young
Communications Director

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Caitlyn Perdue
Communications Manager

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Emma Ledford
Communications Specialist

Public Policy Team

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Amanda Arriaga
General Counsel & Chief External Relations Officer

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Sarah Crockett
Public Policy Director

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Bryan Mares
Health Policy Associate

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Ann Strauser Palmer
Legislative Advocacy Coordinator

Network Services Division

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Deedra Baker
Chief Network Services Officer

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Kelly Pratt
Operations & Data Analyst

Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Team

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Candice Dosman
Collaborative Family Engagement Director

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Melissa Caddell
CFE Coach

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Catherine Herlich
CFE Coach

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Maria McCord
CFE Coach

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Audrey Sherman
CFE Coach

Strategic Network Support Team

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Dennise Jackson
Strategic Network Support Director

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Maribel Bowles
Events & Meetings Director

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Lisa Briggs
Coaching & Advocacy Lead

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Margaret Halpin
Instructional Designer & Facilitation Coach

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Jonathan Horstmann
Multimedia Developer

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Lindsey Lee
Marketing & Media Manager

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Sarah Ritch
Learning & Education Specialist

Program Operations Team

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Celeste Prather
Program Operations Director

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Debbie Dugger
Program Specialist

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Michelle Cobern
Program Specialist

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Andrea March
Legal Resource Specialist