The Dallas CASA board’s executive committee has just been revealed with news that Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall will serve as its chair. In addition to the world of basketball courts, longtime Dallas CASA board member Cynt is also well-versed when it comes to the work done in courtroom by CASA volunteers for area children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.
That factor is important for the board that “provides critical support and direction for the agency, which has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade.
During the first year of the pandemic, 1,527 volunteers were assigned to serve 3,374 children in protective care. According to Dallas CASA, “Just ten years before, Dallas CASA served 1,334 children with 487 assigned volunteers, which represents a more than 150% increase in the number of children served. That growth trajectory began with a dream of the board to serve every child in need.”
Dallas CASA President/CEO Kathleen LaValle explained, “The strength of our agency is built on the strength of our board. We simply would not be the thriving agency we are today without the board supporting the agency and challenging themselves to dream big. The board brings not only their tremendous professional expertise and community connections but, most importantly, a deep and abiding passion for bettering the lives of Dallas children. Everything we do is with children in mind.”
Joining Cynt on the executive committee will be Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect Scott Orr, Immediate Past chair Corey Anthony, Community Outreach VP Terry Goods, Development VP Retta Miller, Governance VP Paige Richey, Finance VP Janice Z. Davis, Assistant Treasurer Greg May, Secretary Virginia Schaefer and members-at-large Mark Berg, Veree Brown, Jamal Carty, Jim Lozier, Steve Penrose and Kathleen LaValle.
The new slate of officers will assume their roles on Saturday, January 1.
Board members who will be retiring will be Suzanne Bryan, Vicky Gunning, Richard Gutman and Cynthia Pladziewicz.
* Photo provided by Dallas CASA