Our Leadership & Staff

TEXAS CASA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

PRESIDENT

Melissa Jones
Retired Manager of Engineering,
Quality and Industrial Engineering

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Danny O’Connell
CEO & Founder, Next Level Insurance

TREASURER

Brad Robbins
Retired CEO

SECRETARY

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

PAST PRESIDENT

John D. Knight
City of Red Oak, Assistant Director of Economic Development

DIRECTORS

Kristin Andersen
Retired: Nonprofit Executive

Jessica Cawthorn
Grants Management Specialist, Dept of Health and Human Services/Admin of Children and Families

Angela Dunlap, CPA
Certified Public Accountant, FORVIS

Carol Eschenfelder
Retired Executive Vice President, Alliant Insurance

DIRECTORS (continued)

Pete Gallego
Former US Representative

David Garcia
Managing Partner, Real Strategic Solutions

Tracey Hull
Director of Development, Café Momentum

Marta Johnson
Assistant Principal, Austin ISD

MiShon Landry, CDP, CDE, CEO Inclusive Leadership Institute, Culture Consultants

Aaron Lundberg
President & CEO, Praesidium

Lorraine Martinez, M.S.
Senior Consultant, The Stephen Group

Beth St. Paul
Financial Services Professional, New York Life

Carel Stith
Attorney

Elena Villaseñor Sullivan, J.D. & CCEP
General Counsel, Massage Heights Franchising, LLC

Mike Viola
Consultant with PwC's Capital Markets
Advisory Group

Jason Waldie
Partner, PWC

Meca Walker, J.D.
Mediator/Arbitrator, Walker ADR Services

Regional Representatives

Jenny Bratton
Executive Director,
Child Advocates of Navarro County

Page Hall
Executive Director,
CASA of the Coastal Bend

Debbie Jensen
Executive Director,
CASA of Denton County

Ann Marie Ronsman
President & CEO, 
CASA of Montgomery County

Lisa Saucedo
CEO,
CASA of El Paso

Mandy Wright
Executive Director,
CASA for Kids South Central Texas

OUR STAFF

EMAIL A
DEPARTMENT

Administration | administration@texascasa.org

Collaborative Family Engagement | cfeteam@texascasa.org

Communications | communications@texascasa.org

Fundraising | socialimpact@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 and Property Manager

Internal Operations Division

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Tamea Byrd
Chief Finance Officer

Administration Team

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Nancy Rodriguez
Finance & Business
Operations Director

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Sub Uppaluri
Data Manager

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Dylan Bednar
Operations & Data Analyst

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Toni Perkins
 Accounting and Human Resources Manager

Grants Management Team

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Brandi Goen
Grants Management
Director

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Kristy Smith
Senior Grants
Management Specialist

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Ashley Berman
Grants Management
Specialist

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Melissa G. Foley
Grant Advising Manager

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Wilbert King
Grants Compliance Specialist

External Relations Division

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Amanda Arriaga
General Counsel & Chief External Relations Officer

Public Policy Team

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Sarah Crockett
Public Policy Director

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Stephanie Battaglia
Public Policy Specialist

Social Impact Team

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Collin Acock
Social Impact Director

Communications Team

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Kelly Clarke
Internal Communications Manager

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Madi Donham
External Communications Manager

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Caitlyn Perdue
Contracts & Project Manager

Network Services Division

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Deedra Baker
Chief Network Services Officer

Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) Team

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Candice Dosman
Advocacy Initiatives 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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Frances Lofley
CFE Coach

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Anna McDonnell
CFE Implementation Specialist

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
Advocacy Development Manager

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Margaret Halpin
Learning and Development Manager for Pre-Service Training

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Lindsey Lee
Campaign Marketing & Media Manager

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Leslie Cocke
Advocacy Development Specialist

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Amanda Melancon
Learning and 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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Linda Coronado
Program Specialist

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Andrea March
Legal Resource Specialist