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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 trains and supports volunteers to serve as court-appointed advocates who provide powerful best-interest advocacy and meaningful connections for children in the child welfare system who have experienced abuse, abandonment, or neglect.

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.

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

Development & Communications

Jessica Dunn

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Amanda Gaumer

Community Engagement Manager

Brooke Kuehne

Donor Relations Manager


Debi Williams

Chief Program Officer

Natasha Lawry

Volunteer Onboarding Manager

Nikki Morris

Volunteer Education Manager

Layla Beaty

Senior Volunteer Coordinator & CFE Specialist

Ariana Moncada

Volunteer Coordinator

Courtney Gambill

Volunteer Coordinator

Daniella Durant

Daniella Durant

Volunteer Coordinator

Megan Williams

Volunteer Coordinator

Our Leadership

Board of Directors

Rendell Gazzingan
Administrator, Texas Health Resources

Pam Murray
Chief Human Resources Officer
North Dallas Bank & Trust

Suzanne Bain
Director, Baker Tilly US LLP

Russel May
Police Officer/Sergeant
McKinney Police Dept.

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

Kim Brown
VP of Operations

Bob Kehr
Kehr Technologies

J.R. Radcliffe
Pursue Partners LLC

Wendi Costlow
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Independent Bank

Sharita Butler
Healthcare Administrator
Children’s Health

Tracie Frazier
Vice President, Marketing
KDC Real Estate Development & Investments

David Smith
General Manager
Alpha Media USA

Erinne Conner
Community Development Manager
Children’s Health

Dennis Harris
Past CASA Advocate

Advisory Council

Dorothy Foglia
Chief Nursing Officer
Texas Health/Frisco

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

Kevin Griffin
Banking, Community President
First United Bank

Jason Hurd
AVP Commercial Lending
First United Bank

Eric Kegley
Director – Transaction Advisory Services
Baker Tilly US

Leslie Vashler
SVP Treasury Management
Independent Financial

John Davis
Executive/General Council
SRS Distribution, Inc

Steve Bell
Financial Renovation Solutions

Michael Puhl

Patrick Keating

Jennifer Grinke
Albin Oldner Law, PLLC

Rebecca Neeley

Stephanie Law

Bill King
EVP, Collin College

Make a Difference in the Lives of Children


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

2023 Income and Expense Overview Charts

CASA of Collin County’s financial statements are available upon request by contacting Tricia Clifton, CEO and President. 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