Family Law CASA is guided by an involved, dedicated and passionate Board of Directors, all of whom support the organization with generous contributions. This group of community and business leaders is responsible for financial oversight, goal setting, policy development, and fundraising. We are most grateful to our volunteer directors for their work in leading,strengthening and supporting CASA services for vulnerable children.
2018 Board of Directors
Natalie de Maar, President
Simone van Rheenen, Vice President
Kellie McKenna, Treasurer
William Kinzel, Secretary
Sherri Anderson, Candice Bassell, Christine Chang, Melanie English, Anna Johnson, Jamie Polito Johnston, Susan McIntosh, Judge Kimberley Prochnau, Ret., Joni Reeves, Mark Sahs, David Stanley, Natashia Trotman, Jim Walker
Family Law CASA Staff
Caroline Davis, Interim Executive Director
Our previous Executive Director, Roxanne Mennes, has taken a job with the National CASA after successfully leading Family Law CASA for five years. We are extremely grateful that former Executive Director Caroline Davis has agreed to return as Interim ED while we conduct a thorough search for a new permanent Executive Director. Caroline began her service to Family Law CASA as a staff attorney and was instrumental in forming the current nonprofit organization in 2003. She then served as our Executive Director until 2013.
Lisa Carroll, Development Director
Lisa leads fundraising, marketing, and community outreach efforts for the organization. Lisa graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in economics. She spent over 15 years in the tech industry before dedicating her time to non-profit fundraising. Lisa is a past member of Family Law CASA’s Board of Directors and a long-time supporter.
Ann-Marie Croy, Program Attorney
Ann-Marie first joined Family Law CASA as an advocate in February 2013 and immediately fell in love with the work. She served the organization as a contract attorney and as an advocate supervisor before becoming the Program Attorney. She went to law school at Gonzaga University, and has been practicing law since 1999. Apart from family law, she has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and also as an estate planning attorney. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children, run marathons, and volunteer for Special Olympics.
Hannah Farkas, Legal & Operations Administrator
Hannah joined our team in the Summer of 2013 as our Office Administrator. She became Family Law CASA’s Legal Administrator in December 2014. Prior to Family Law CASA, Hannah managed a prominent website in the Southeast. In college, Hannah volunteered with at-risk youth in school. She studied criminal justice and social work in college and hopes that working with Family Law CASA will expose her more to her field of study. Outside of work, she loves to travel and explore new cultures with her husband and friends around the world.
Cailin Freeman, Advocate Supervisor
Cailin Freeman joined Family Law CASA in July of 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. Cailin grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University studying Political Science. She moved to San Diego to begin a year-long commitment as an AmeriCorps volunteer working with low-income families. Cailin then spent the last 10 years at Voices for Children, the dependency CASA program in San Diego and Riverside County. She has had the privilege of working with dedicated volunteers committed to bettering the lives of children and families, and is thrilled to have the same opportunity at Family Law CASA. Cailin has enjoyed showing her husband and young daughter all that Seattle has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, running, playing soccer and reading.
Tyreese Johnson, Advocate Supervisor
Tyreese joined Family Law CASA in November 2017 as an Advocate Supervisor. He previously worked as an Advocate Supervisor for Dependency CASA in Texas and has prior experience as a Child Protective Services Investigator. Tyreese’s excellent assessment skills and his deep commitment to volunteer advocacy for vulnerable children are evident in his daily interactions with volunteers and families. In his spare time, Tyreese enjoys gaming, movies and spending time with his family.
Lisa Wood Johnston, Development Associate and Volunteer Recruitment
Lisa joined Family Law CASA in the fall of 2013, assisting the Director of Development in fundraising efforts. She focuses on writing grants for the organization and recruiting and retaining volunteer advocates. A graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Communications, Lisa has spent many years in the marketing and public relations fields for nonprofit organizations.
Camille Saunders, Administrative Assistant
Camille joined Family Law CASA in September of 2017 as our Administrative Assistant. She has been a dependency CASA volunteer in Pierce County for three years. Camille grew up in Eastern Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University studying Anthropology. While there she studied other cultures and spent time living abroad in Greece and Vienna, Austria. Camille loves road trips, listening to podcasts, hiking and exploring National Parks with her boyfriend.
Valerie Stacey, Advocate Supervisor
Valerie comes to Family Law CASA having dedicated 16 years to advocacy for children as a volunteer, advocate supervisor, and program attorney with CASA for Children in Portland, followed by 12 years as a teacher and supervisor with Basic Skills Education at Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho. Now living in King County, she is excited to reconnect with the special work of volunteer CASAs that has been such a meaningful part of her career. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and son in Seattle and family and friends in Idaho and Oregon.
Joan Anderson, Volunteer Case Archivist
Retired from legal practice, Joan managed King County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Program for many years. Wanting to contribute to the work of Family Law CASA, she organized and implemented a process for administratively closing and archiving cases. Joan has volunteered weekly for Family Law CASA since the organization was founded. She enjoys traveling with her husband and exploring archeological discoveries.