Ensuring consistency and support for children in the foster care system through the use of volunteer advocates advancing the best interests of each child.
|Board Chair||Ms. Tracy Simmons, JD|
|Company Affiliation||McGeorge School of Law|
|Term||07/01/2017 to 06/30/2019|
Board of Directors
| Diane Koellen
|White Star Construction|
| Jim Eldridge
| Kristi Rolak
|Honorable Vince Jacobs
| Brochton Kaveny
||Cascade Corp. Management|
| Elizabeth Leet Jackson Esq.
| Lauren Barton
| Jeanne Reaves
||Jeanne Reaves Consulting|
| Mitch Dobbins
| Michael Alcalay
| Alan Wolf
|Mr. Benush Venugopal
|Mr. Eric Jones
|Board Meeting Attendance %||90%|
|Percentage Making Monetary Contributions||100%|
|Number of Full Board Meetings Annually||6|
Our governing body oversees the program outcomes, recruitment, maintenance of National CASA standards, and all financial matters. Our executive director meets regularly with the full board, attending all meetings and participates in all board committees. Our associate director and other staff serve on the program committee and external relations committee. Program staff and board members interact regularly at events, an annual staff/board mixer, and during the course of presentations at board meetings and when board members attend the initial CASA trainings and continuing education sessions, as applicable.
The full board meets every other month and has at an all-day retreat in July. In the months that the full board does not meet, the four committees, comprised of at least two board members each and community members, meet. The Finance Committee meets monthly and is comprised of Vice President, Treasurer, CPA board member and executive director. Executive Committee is comprises of all officers and executive director. Program Committee (program goals/outcomes/services) has three board members, three staff and five volunteers. External Relations Committee (fundraising and outreach) has six board members, two staff, and five volunteers. Each committee meets six times per year and reports to the full board at board meetings. Each committee has goals and outcomes tied to our strategic plan.