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
Senior Vice President, First Financial
Bank (Midlothian)

DIRECTORS

Kristin Andersen
Retired: Nonprofit Executive

Angela Dunlap, CPA
Certified Public Accountant, FORVIS

Peggy Eighmy
First Lady, University of Texas at San Antonio

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, CDE, CEO Inclusive Leadership Institute, Culture Consultants

Aaron Lundberg
President & CEO, Praesidium

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

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

Steven Shaw
Executive Director, Voices for Change

Beth St. Paul
Financial Services Professional, New York Life

Carel Stith
Attorney

Jason Waldie
Partner, PWC

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

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

Page Hall
Executive Director,
CASA of the Coastal Bend

Tim Hornback
Executive Director,
Golden Crescent CASA

Lisa Saucedo
CEO,
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

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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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Suzanne Alston
Database Administrator

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Amy Lee Garcia
Accounting & HR
Administrator

Grants Management Team

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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

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 Coordinator

Social Impact Team

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Collin Acock
Social Impact Director

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Benita Pekkattil
Community Engagement Specialist

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

Network Services Division

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Deedra Baker
Chief Network Services Officer

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