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Executive Staff

Laura D. Wolf
Executive Director

Sarah Christofferson
Chief Program Officer


Volunteer Recruitment & Training Staff

Sonia Kotecha
Director of Community & Strategic Initiatives

Lydia Garcia
Training Director

Janet Rodriguez
Director of Admissions

Cruz Correa
Volunteer Recruitment Manager

Wendy Morse
Training Specialist

Bree Taylor
Volunteer Relations Specialist


Child Advocacy Staff

Stephanie Weiss
Director of Advocacy

Emily Becker
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Erik Lugo
Teen Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Audrey Sherman
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Charron Sumler
Child Advocacy Specialist & Team Leader

Catherine Jones
Volunteer Management & Retention Specialist


Melanie Babbitt
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Ryan Broussard
Child Advocacy Specialist

Francis Carrillo
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Florencia Grauer
Child Advocacy Specialist

Hilary Handy
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Brooke Hathaway
Child Advocacy Specialist

Rushmi Karim-Paris
Child Advocacy Specialist

Patrick Lloyd
Child Advocacy Specialist

Colleen Maher
Child Advocacy Specialist

Fran Markowski
Child Advocacy Specialist

Michelle Miles
Child Advocacy Specialist

Alex Mirande
Child Advocacy Specialist

Dana Narveson
Child Advocacy Specialist

Michelle Nowlin
Child Advocacy Specialist

Vanessa Oakford
Child Advocacy Specialist

Kristy Presmyk
Child Advocacy Specialist

Qunisha Simmons
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Greg Trottie
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Will Vese
Child Advocacy Specialist

Alejandro Victoria
Teen Advocacy Specialist

Leah Wallace
Child Advocacy Specialist

Family Finding Staff

Anjuli (AJ) Renold
Director of Family Engagement

Matt Morefield
Early Family Engagement Specialist

Karen Goldapp
Child Advocacy Specialist


Program Evaluation Staff

Erika Herndon
Director of Program Evaluation

Lisa Davila
Data & Evaluation Manager


Communications Staff

Callie Langford
Director of Communications

Steven Olender
Marketing Manager


Development Staff

Kelly Leusch
Development Director

Laura Carter
Grants Manager

Molly Fonseca
Development Associate

Erin Kozma
Events Manager

Liz Neff
Powerful Voice Society Manager


Administrative Staff

Kelli Agnell
Director of Finance & Operations

Stacey Thompson
Project Manager

Katie Eaton
Operations Coordinator


Employment and Internships

Director of Community Initiatives

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Director of Community Initiatives position available. The Director of Community Initiatives is a leader within CASA and collaborates both internally and externally to fulfill the mission of CASA of Travis County by overseeing the recruitment, screening and training of community volunteers to serve as court appointed advocates and serving as the organization lead on issues related to disproportionality, diversity and inclusion, and cultural competence. A graduate degree in a related field is preferred. Five or more years of supervision of other staff, experience in volunteer management, demonstrated ability to build and maintain community relationships, and experience cultivating diversity and inclusion within a workplace setting is desired. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to or fax to 512.459.4550. No phone calls please.

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Training Coordinator

CASA of Travis County has a full-time Training Coordinator position available. The Training Coordinator assists in the training, screening, evaluation, and case matching processes of new volunteer advocates entering the CASA volunteer program. The Training Coordinator also collaborates with the program team to consistently assess and respond to changes within the system to ensure that volunteer advocates are receiving the most up-to-date information in training. The Training Coordinator will be required to teach both daytime and evening classes as deemed necessary and have a flexible schedule. Bachelor and/or equivalent experience required. Experience with teaching and/or training adult learners and familiarity with the child welfare system and CASA advocate role is strongly desired. EOE. Please send cover letter, resume and application to 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.