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Who We Are

What We Do

CASA of Collin County is on the frontline of services for children removed from their homes and placed in child welfare due to abuse and neglect. With a child’s best interests and protection at the forefront, CASA of Collin County is appointed by District Court Judges as the child’s guardian ad litem or volunteer advocate and will remain with them throughout the duration of their time navigating the child welfare system. CASA of Collin County has served over 12,000 children over the past 30 years with quality advocacy.

Our Mission

CASA of Collin County promotes and protects the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected by training volunteer advocates to improve the child’s quality of life and serves as their voice within the court system to ensure they are placed in a safe, permanent and loving home.

Our Vision

All children deserve a safe and loving forever home, free from abuse or neglect. CASA of Collin County is committed to providing well-trained Volunteer Advocates for 100% of children removed from their homes under jurisdiction of the Collin County Courts.
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Our History

  • Concerned over making decisions about abused and neglected children’s lives without sufficient information, a Seattle judge conceived the idea of using trained community volunteers to speak for the best interests of these children in court. This Seattle program was so successful that soon judges across the country began utilizing citizen advocates.
  • Established in 1991, CASA remains the only court-mandated child-advocacy organization in Collin County. It is an affiliate member of Texas CASA and the National CASA Associations which have merited awards and recognition nationally from the U.S. Congress and the White House. The U.S. Department of Justice has recognized CASA as a model juvenile delinquency prevention program.
  • To see CASA programs nationwide, visit: National CASA’s website.

Our Staff

Administration & Operations

Tricia Clifton

Chief Executive Officer and President

Kimberly Cook

Controller

Patrick Wilber

Office Manager

Development & Communications

Teressa Jimenez

Development Director

Amanda Gaumer

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Brooke Burns

Development Coordinator

Program

Debi Williams

Program Director

Natasha Lawry

Training Manager

Francesca Inman

Advocacy Manager

Nikki Morris

Senior Volunteer Coordinator & CFE Specialist

Layla Beaty

Volunteer Coordinator

Justin Claunch

Volunteer Coordinator

Courtney Gambill

Volunteer Coordinator

Laurie Grafton

Volunteer Coordinator

Paige Saucier

Volunteer Coordinator

Megan Williams

Volunteer Coordinator

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Chair
Dorothy Foglia
Chief Nursing Officer
Texas Health/Frisco

Vice-Chair
Charmaine Nichols
Director of Clinic Access Services
Baylor Scott & White Health

Treasurer
Kevin Griffin
Banking, Community President
First United Bank

Executive at Large
Rendell Gazzingan
Administrator
Texas Health Resources

Executive at Large
Leslie Vashler
SVP Treasury Solutions
Independent Financial

Kim Brown
VP of Operations
Costco

John Davis
Executive/General Council
SRS Distribution, Inc

Russel May
Police Officer/Sergeant
McKinney Police Dept.

Tabassum Mumtaz
CEO/Owner
Ampex Brands

J.R. Radcliffe
Co-Founder/Partner
Pursue Partners LLC

Bob Kehr
President/CEO
Kehr Technologies

Sharon Bradley
Director of Family and Social Services
Plano Independent School District

Pam Murray
Chief Human Resources Officer
North Dallas Bank & Trust

Advisory Council

Steve Bell
President
Financial Renovation Solutions

Ryan Griffitts
Attorney

Michael Puhl
Attorney

Patrick Keating
Attorney

Jennifer Grinke
Attorney
Albin Oldner Law, PLLC

Rebecca Neeley
Retired

Stephanie Law
Attorney

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Financials

We work diligently to ensure that every dollar donated to CASA of Collin County will impact a child’s life. Here’s the proof.

2021 Income Overview

2021 Expense Overview

CASA of Collin County’s financial statements are available upon request by contacting Teressa Jimenez, Philanthropy Officer. Please complete the form to request CASA’s most recently completed audited Financial Statement and IRS form 990.

CASA of Collin County
101 E. Davis Street, McKinney, Texas 75069
Office 972.529.2272
TAX ID 75-2391961