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Meet Our Team

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.

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.

Erica joined Family Law CASA in July 2022. She has a background in nonprofit marketing and development through a trauma-informed lens for performing arts and mental health organizations. Erica holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky. In her personal time, Erica enjoys cooking and baking, cheering for the Oregon Ducks and pursuing her creative passions.

Deidre has been Executive Director for Family Law CASA since January 2020. She has 24 years of non-profit experience with 20 years in leadership roles at organizations focused on social justice and providing opportunities and access for youth and families from low-income communities. Previous roles include Executive Director of Summer Search’s Seattle office, Donor Relations Officer at Washington STEM, Interim ED for the WA Association for Infant Mental Health and Deputy Director for America SCORES Seattle. In 2013, she was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40. Ms. McCormack Martin values and fights for racial equity, systemic change and a vibrant community that cares for all of its members.  She holds a BA in history from Santa Clara University and spends her spare time with her three teenage daughters and husband in their community in West Seattle, volunteering with Social Venture Partners Seattle, or camping and hiking in the beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Alex joined Family Law CASA in March 2020. She is a Seattle area local and has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Anthropology of Globalization with a minor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. She has a background in customer service and retail management and is excited to use that experience to support Family Law CASA’s mission to help children. Alex is currently attending a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting, re-watching Star Trek, reading, and socializing with friends.

Olivia Pimentel joined Family Law CASA in early September of 2022. Olivia graduated from Washington State University in 2020 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She has a background of working within Family Law and is excited to use that experience to support Family Law CASA’s mission to advocate and help our community. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, and try new activities.

Stacey first came to Family Law CASA as a Volunteer Advocate in January 2019. After 3 years and several compelling cases under her belt, she joined our staff in July 2022, first as an Interim Legal Assistant and now as an Advocate Supervisor. Stacey brings with her over 20 years of legal experience serving varied corporate and government clients, and she consistently volunteered her time serving as pro bono counsel to low-income clients. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. Stacey is enthusiastic to bring her pre-law experience as a history teacher and a social worker to help inform her work at Family Law CASA. Outside of work, Stacey is a passionate reader and tennis enthusiast, and she enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs hiking the trails of Seattle and the PNW.

Jeffrey joined Family Law CASA in May 2019 as an Advocate Supervisor. He brings with him more than a decade of higher education administration experience. Jeffrey says he is excited to contribute his leadership and mentoring skills to help further our mission in giving a voice to children through advocacy. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Humboldt State University. Today he enjoys hosting dinner parties for friends, and cooking plant-based meals with produce harvested from his garden, along with long urban and walks in nature with his husband Kyle and small dog Molly.

Maggie Nguyen became part of the Family LAW CASA team in January 2024. She moved to the PNW after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Literature, Media, and Communication with concentrations in design and writing from the Georgia Institute of Technology. With prior experience in non-profit and agency work, Maggie strives to utilize digital media and content creation to amplify FLC’s mission and values. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys reading, bouldering, playing piano, and being the “meowmy” of a feisty feline trio.

Shalyn joined Family Law CASA in January 2024. With a background in fundraising, community relations, and program evaluation, she brings more than a decade of experience in social service organizations to the development team. Shalyn is passionate about sharing the essential advocacy work of Family Law CASA with our community of supporters. Shalyn holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Washington State University and a master’s degree in public policy from Mills College.