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Executive Staff

Laura D. Wolf
Executive Director

Emily Rudenick LeBlanc
Chief Program Officer

 
 

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Staff

Alisa De Luna
Senior Director of Community Initiatives

Lydia Garcia
Training Director

Janet Rodriguez
Director of Volunteer Admissions

Ryan Broussard
Training Specialist

Elena Jimenez
Volunteer Recruitment Specialist

Wendy Morse
Training Specialist

Bree Taylor
Volunteer Relations Specialist

 

Child Advocacy Staff

Stephanie Weiss
Director of Advocacy

 
 
 

Michelle Nowlin
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Audrey Sherman
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Greg Trottie
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Alejandro Victoria
Teen Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Melanie Babbitt
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Francis Carrillo
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Jessica Chihuahua
Child Advocacy Specialist

Amanda Dawson
Child Advocacy Specialist

Carley Gardiner
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Florencia Grauer
Child Advocacy Specialist

Margaret Halpin
Child Advocacy Specialist

Brooke Hathaway
Child Advocacy Specialist

Mary Hicks
Child Advocacy Specialist

Rushmi Karim-Paris
Child Advocacy Specialist

Erin Knowles
Child Advocacy Specialist

Heather Lodahl
Child Advocacy Specialist

Elena Lorío
Child Advocacy Specialist

Diana McCue
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Michelle Miles
Child Advocacy Specialist

Alex Mirande
Child Advocacy Specialist

Dana Narveson
Child Advocacy Specialist

Vanessa Oakford
Child Advocacy Specialist

Sara Reyes
Child Advocacy Specialist

Elizabeth Throop
Child Advocacy Specialist

Greg Trottie
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Will Vese
Child Advocacy Specialist

Kelly Wisniewski
Child Advocacy Specialist

Program Innovation Staff

Catherine Jones
Director of Program Innovation

Tess Gillespie
Intake and Retention Manager

Jennifer Evans
Early Family Engagement Specialist

Karen Goldapp
Child Advocacy Specialist

Jamila Davis
Program Assistant

 
 
 

Program Evaluation Staff

Lisa Davila
Data & Evaluation Manager

 
 
 

Communications Staff

Callie Langford
Director of Communications

Steven Olender
Marketing Manager

 
 

Development Staff

Kelly Perkins
Development Director

Laura Carter
Grants Manager

Laura Kay
Events Manager

 

Administrative Staff

Kelli Agnell
Director of Finance & Operations

Stacey Thompson
Project Manager

 
 


Employment

Family Finding Specialist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Family Finding Specialist position available. The Family Finding Specialist reports to the Director of Program Innovation and provides quality supervision and guidance to a team of volunteer advocates in both specialized Family Finding assignments and in Teen Advocacy and Permanency Project (TAPP) cases. The Family Finding Specialist will focus on permanency and positive outcomes for youth at risk of aging out of the foster care system, and will work to ensure meaningful family connections for youth wherever possible. Alongside the Director of Program Innovation, the Family Finding Specialist will focus on the continuous development and improvement of CASA’s Family Finding efforts. Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred candidates will have good leadership and supervision skills and a demonstrated commitment to building and maintaining family connections for youth in the foster care system.  English/Spanish fluency preferred. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Teen Advocacy Specialist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Teen Advocacy Specialist position available. The Teen Advocacy Specialist empowers, guides and supervises CASA volunteers as they advocate in the best interest of youth who’ve been abused or neglected and are at risk of aging out of the foster care system. Opportunity to gain volunteer and case management experience, work with diverse populations and sharpen advocacy skills. Flexible work environment. Bachelor's degree required. Preferred candidates will have good case management and strong people skills. English/Spanish fluency preferred. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Program Assistant

CASA of Travis County has a part-time (25 hours per week--5 hours/day, 5 days/week) Program Assistant position available. The Program Assistant reports to the Intake and Retention Manager and assists Program staff with data entry, greeting of visitors at the CASA office, answering the phone, and other tasks as assigned. The Program Assistant will work closely with the Early Family Engagement program staff to receive information for new CASA case appointments and enter case information into CASA’s internal database. Candidates should have a high school diploma, proficiency working in Microsoft Office and databases, and the ability to manage multiple assignments on a day-to-day basis. Three years of experience working in an office setting preferred. EOE.  Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Child Advocacy Specialist

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Child Advocacy Specialist position available. The Child Advocacy Specialist empowers, guides and supervises CASA volunteers as they advocate in the best interest of children who’ve been abused or neglected and are now in protective care. Opportunity to gain volunteer and case management experience, work with diverse populations and sharpen advocacy skills. Flexible work environment. Bachelor's degree required. Preferred candidates will have good case management and strong people skills. English/Spanish fluency preferred. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Development Manager

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Development Manager position available. The Development Manager reports to the Development Director and assists with planning, organizing and directing efforts to increase funding levels in support of CASA of Travis County’s mission. The Development Manager may also work closely with the Executive Director, the Campaign Committee and/or CASA Board members or other fundraising volunteers. The Development Manager is primarily responsible for individual and corporate partnership opportunities including: identifying funding sources, stewarding major donors and corporate sponsorships, and managing the Powerful Voice Society. The Development Manager, along with the Executive Director and Development Director will share responsibility for achieving the annual development target by responding to donor requests, donor solicitation, stewardship of individual and corporate donors, and organization of PVS events. Bachelor’s degree, proven communication and relationship building experience required. Preferred candidates will have 5+ years experience working with prospecting, soliciting and stewarding major donors and experience working with Raiser's Edge database. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to apply@casatravis.org or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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CASA of Travis County’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity is an important part of our core values. In order to provide the best quality advocacy for children in our community, we believe that we must be responsive to the needs of everyone who may provide, receive or be affected by our services. To that end, all policies, practices and recommendations are administered without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity and gender expression, marital status, physical abilities or national origin.