Our Team

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.

2017 Board of Directors

Susan McIntosh, President
Natalie de Maar, Vice President
Candice Bassell, Treasurer
Cadence Miller, Secretary

Board Members

Bridget Burgess, Christine Chang, Delney Hilen, Anna Johnson, Jamie Polito Johnston, Judge Larry Jordan (ret.), William Kinzel, Jill Kourtis, Kellie Power McKenna, Joni Reeves, Mark Sahs, David Stanley, Laurie Stewart, Natashia Trotman, Simone van Rheenan

Family Law CASA Staff

Roxanne Mennes, Executive Director

Roxanne is an attorney who also has experience in child development, social services and education. Roxanne most recently served as the Director of Continuing Education for Seattle University School of Law and King County Bar Association. Roxanne served as an Assistant Attorney General in Arizona, representing CPS; was a Child Therapist for The Children’s Center of Salt Lake City; and was the Director of Public Legal Education for CASA de los Niños in Tucson, Arizona. Roxanne served as a CASA in Dependency and Family Law in 3 states for over 20 years before joining Family Law CASA. She has taken an active role in educating GALs in Washington State and has consulted with a variety of non-profit organizations focusing on children’s issues. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys horseback riding and sailing with her family, and making public appearances on behalf of Family Law CASA.

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.

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.

Sarah Zubair, Advocate Supervisor

Sarah joined Family Law CASA in May 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. Prior to joining CASA, Sarah practiced as an attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia before returning to her native city of Seattle, where she continued her law practice in general civil litigation and family law, with a particular focus on high-conflict cases. Sarah also volunteered as a Family Law CASA and Dependency CASA advocate prior to joining Family Law CASA. In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, reading, and playing fetch with her German Shepherd, Maggie

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.

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

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.

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.

Dwight Gaut, Seattle Tech Service, IT Support
Providing onsite and remote support for desktops and servers, Dwight has worked with Family Law CASA since its inception. His guidance, consultation and technical expertise have been invaluable.