Our Leadership & Staff

TEXAS CASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

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

TREASURER

Danny O’Connell
CEO & Founder, Next Level Insurance

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Melissa Jones
Retired Engineer

PAST PRESIDENT

Jenny Haynes
Retired Communications Executive,
CASA Volunteer

SECRETARY
Edna Perez-Vega
DIRECTORS

Patricia Bates
CASA Volunteer

Pastor Eric C. Hallback
Pastor, The Rock Faith Center –
El Paso

MiShon Landry, CDP
CEO, Culture Consultants

Marissa Marquez, J.D.
HR Business Partner, Legacy
Community Health

Lorraine Martinez, M.S.
Senior Level Healthcare Executive

David K. Setzer, CPSM, C.P.M., CWE
Executive Director, Workforce
Solutions for North Central Texas

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

Robert Wessa, CPA
Principal, kbb Services, Inc.

David Winn
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Regional Representatives

Don Binnicker
Executive Director,
CASA of Tarrant County

Mary Jo Burgess
Executive Director,
CASA for Kids of East Texas

Anna Frutal
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

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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Glenn Brooks
Chief Grants
Management Officer

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Mary Hightower
Senior Grants
Management Specialist

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Elizabeth Mast
Senior Grants
Management Specialist

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Brandi Goen
Grants Management
Specialist

Social Impact Team

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Kara Hobbs
Chief Social Impact Officer

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Andrea Escalante
Community Engagement Specialist

External Relations Division

Communications Team

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Abe Louise Young
Communications & Learning Director

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Caitlyn Perdue
Communications Manager

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Emma Ledford
Communications Specialist

Public Policy Team

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Andrew Homer
Chief Public Policy Officer

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Cathy Cockerham
Liaison for Program Development

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Sarah Crockett
Senior Public Policy Associate

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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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Leslie Cocke
CFE Coach

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Catherine Dooley
CFE Coach

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Maria McCord
CFE Coach

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Naomi Sawyer
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
Learning & Innovation Designer

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Jonathan Horstmann
Multimedia Developer

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Lindsey Lee
Marketing & Media Specialist

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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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Andrea March
Legal Resource Specialist

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Michelle Cobern
Program Specialist