Become a CASA Volunteer

Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:


Executive Team


Hollis W. Burklund
Hays County
Attorney, Law Office of Hollis W. Burklund

Vice President

Frank Pereira
Hays County
Senior Vice President, Private Banking, Broadway Bank

2nd Vice President

Becky Lake
Guadalupe County
Retired – USDA


Dena Rodriguez
Comal County
Mortgage Loan Originator, Mpire Financial



Jennifer Martin-Rider
Comal County
Chief Operating Officer, Guadalupe Family Health, P.A.


Alfred (Freddy) Aird

Comal County
Cemex USA, Resource Planning Manager

JoAnne Germer
Caldwell County
Farm Manager

James Rothfelder
Comal County
Partner, Kuehler Investments LLC

David Junkin
Hays County
Attorney, McGlothlin Junkin & Wilde


Rachel Boyer Meier
Comal County

John Hardy
Hays County

Sara McCaffrey
Guadalupe County

Meredith Sisoian
Comal County

Karla Riley
Comal County

Julie Rivas
Comal County

Colette Wollenberg
Comal County

Become a Member of the Board

A diverse Board of Directors representing each of the four counties we serve (Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays) helps CASA identify needs in the community, and provides the support and connections required to meet those needs. By serving as a Director for CASA of Central Texas, you have a genuine opportunity to have a direct, positive and lasting impact for your community.

There’s a lot of responsibility in choosing to become a Board member. Board members must have the ability and knowledge to set policy and approve programs that become the basis for operating the nonprofit. A Board member does not manage the day-to-day business of the nonprofit.

A Board member must have the time, or be willing to take the time, to attend monthly Board meetings as well as special meetings, committee meetings and seminars. Seminars and educational workshops are necessary to keep informed about Board service and the programs we provide as an agency.

Contact if you are interested in becoming a Board Member.

General Expectations of Board Members
  • Become knowledgeable about the organization.
  • Serve in leadership positions or undertake special assignments willingly and enthusiastically.
  • Keep the executive director informed about community concerns.
  • Follow trends in the child welfare and juvenile justice fields.
  • Recruit nominees to the board – women and men of achievement and distinction who can make contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
  • Contribute financially.

Meetings – Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings, including appropriate organizational activities.

Avoiding Conflicts – Serve the organization as a whole rather than any special interest group or constituency.

Fiduciary Responsibilities – Exercise prudence in the control and transfer of funds. Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements and help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibility.

Fund Raising – Assist in resource development by implementing fund-raising strategies through personal influence with others.