Board of Directors
 Dr. Henry Venta, President
 Dr. Ginger Gummelt, Vice President
 Charlie Rojas, Secretary
 Sean Villery-Samuel, Treasurer
 Vernice Monroe, Past President
  Board Members
 Heather Burton
 Cindy Dishman
​ Chris Draths
 Joan Do
 Gordon Friesz
 Dr. Ginger Gummelt
 James Mehaffy
 Marcelo Molfino
 Vernice Monroe
 Toni Mulvaney
 Sara Norman
 Charlie Rojas
 Leah Sachitano
​ Joe Schab
 Tonya Toups
 Henry Venta
 Sean Villery-Samuel
 Christopher Williams
 Anne Winslow

 Advisory Board Members
 Laura Begnaud
 Pat Bell
 Dr. Todd Clarke
 Beverly Collie

 Gina Crenshaw
 Claudia Deshotel
 Trent Devenzio
 Carol Flatten

 Diane Giblin
 Tim Kelly
 Eileen Lewis
 Rev. Ronnie Linden
 Philip Long
 Suzanne Maloney
 Laura McMurray
 Dr. Terry Morris
 Dade Phelan
 Fred Schwartz
 Gay Scott
 Jackie Simien

 Kent Walston
 Tommy Yeates

2017 CASA of Southeast Texas, Inc. | 2449 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702 | Phone: (409) 832-CASA (2272) | Fax: (409) 832-8260

About Us

​​​We are their voice!

Each year, more than 1,200 children living in Jefferson County are victims of abuse and/or neglect. With an overwhelmed child welfare system, the needs and interests of these children can be overlooked. These children need someone to speak up for them to ensure their timely placement in safe and permanent homes.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to empower abused and neglected children and give them a chance for a bright future. CASA Volunteers are powerful, effective and caring individuals.   They play a crucial role in a child’s life by monitoring a child’s case and reporting findings to the court. This helps to ensure better, more informed decisions are made regarding the life of a child.

With nearly 90 trained advocates and some 2,245 volunteers hours dedicated to children, CASA of Southeast Texas serves over 350 local children each year.   All these children have a friend and advocate working to ensure their placement in homes with hope for a positive future.   In some cases, this means returning to their parents once the child's safety is assured. In others, it means releasing the child for adoption. In either situation, CASA and our volunteer advocates are focused on the same goal – to give each child a chance at happiness and the stability that a child needs to thrive.

of Southeast Texas Staff