Engagement at CASA/GAL, for me, means at the most vital time in their lives, providing deep and meaningful help to children who have experienced abuse or neglect, within a fully integrated platform. Like all things that are worthy, CASA/GAL presents an important challenge, and I love challenges.
I serve on the CASA/GAL board because I believe that kids in the foster care system are some of the most vulnerable in our society. They need support and advocacy from a consistent and caring adult in their lives. I believe CASA/GAL volunteers provide that support and consistency and play a crucial role in helping children have safe, permanent, and loving homes.
Joseph (Joe) Bankoff
Chair, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology
I serve National CASA/GAL because I care about children and the world where my grandchildren will live. The organization helps children in foster care at a time when they need support, stability and a sense of their own worth by providing judges with a perspective of what will shape a better future for them.
Former General Counsel, International for The Coca-Cola Company
It is said that “the test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children”. Every child deserves a safe and loving home, and, when that is not the case, our society should ensure the help of a trusted and caring adult. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve CASA/GAL and its remarkable network of local organizations and volunteers who help hundreds of thousands of child victims of abuse and neglect across our country.
Louis (Lou) Lucido
Retired, DoubleLine Capital LLP
Los Angeles, CA
I believe I can be of service in helping to broaden the effectiveness and reach of National CASA/GAL. I believe that no child should go to sleep fearful of tomorrow; this should resonate not only in the confines of each regional program location, but should inform our work at the national level.
Chair, RESOLVE, Inc.
Miami Beach, FL
My service on the CASA/GAL board is rooted in the belief that each child is entitled to a network of caring adults to support them through life. CASA/GAL volunteers play a role in building such a network for children to help them achieve the future they deserve.
William (Bill) Collins
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
New York, NY
At this time in my life, I have an intrinsic desire to “‘pay it forward.” This is essential fuel for my spirituality and function as a unifier. I serve on the CASA/GAL board because I would like my legacy to be that because of my efforts, I left the world in a better place.
As a former social worker in the foster care system, I’m dedicated to supporting children and families who are struggling by connecting them with services to be healthy and united. It’s an honor to serve CASA/GAL’s commitment to the well-being of all children.
Charles (Charlie) Brumback
Retired, Akerman LLP
I serve to give kids a chance. It is important that I share some of my blessings with those who can benefit from them. Helping kids in need can make a huge difference to them, their families and our communities.
Senior Director, Capital One
“I am because we are” is an African proverb that has guided my work with under-served youth for many years. I cannot separate my life and my success from their lives and their challenges. I am compelled to take action and serving on the National CASA/GAL board is one of the ways I can have a significant impact.
Judge David Katz
Actress and Film Producer
New York, NY
Film Producer, Paradox
New York, NY
Tara Lisa Perry
Chief Executive Officer, National CASA/GAL Association
Ravin Chad Prashad
President & CEO, World Acceptance Corporation
Kathleen Ruth, Ph.D.
Director of Program Development at CAI (Cicatelli Associates Inc.) Global
The CASA/GAL mission to support children who have experienced abuse or neglect and ensure they have a safe, permanent home is an essential goal for every child. CASA/GAL programs have transformed the lives of so many children and families in the U.S., and I want to be a voice to support and improve the well-being of our most vulnerable.
Partner, Bain & Company
I can think of no population in our society more needing and deserving of support, of caring, of advocacy than children who have experienced neglect or abuse. I have seen firsthand the impact a CASA volunteer can have on the lives of these children, and I am serving on this board to do my part to ensure every child who needs and can benefit from the advocacy that CASA/GAL programs provide has the opportunity to do so.
Retired Technology Executive
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
We have a multitude of societal challenges, many of which find their source and solution in how we care for our children in the formative years of their lives. My service to National CASA/GAL perfectly aligns with our common desire to serve children, their families and communities so that our youth will grow up to be effective and functioning citizens in our society.
Chairman and CEO, Transland
I have engaged with my community by advocating for social justice for as long as I can remember. I am inspired by the many positive stories I have heard from the CASA community; it has helped me focus my volunteer interest and am I’m excited to help National CASA/GAL meet its goals and build for the future.
National Council of Advisors
The Honorable Anthony Capizzi
Juvenile Court Judge
Dr. Sylvia Delley
Founder, Kingdom Life Counseling
Joey Orduña Hastings
CEO, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
New Orleans, LA
Senator Mary Landrieu
Van Ness Feldman LLP
Deputy Secretary and Senior Advisor to the Governor, California Health and Human Services