Become a CASA Volunteer

Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:


CASA of Central Texas, Inc. Board of Directors

Executive Team



David Pfeifer
Comal County
Retired, Energy Management

Vice President

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

2nd Vice President

Charles “Keith” Kebodeaux
Hays County
Partner, Kebodeaux, Hargroder & Associates LLP


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



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


Past President

JoAnne Germer
Caldwell County
Farm Manager



Becky Lake
Guadalupe County
Retired – USDA

Dena Rodriguez
Comal County
VP/Loan Officer, Security State Bank and Trust

James Rothfelder
Comal County
Partner, Kuehler Investments LLC

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.