2016 Annual Report
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Letter from the Chair 

Remembering why we serve as CASA volunteers and staff is what keeps us engaged through the turbulent and challenging times. It is the need to serve those who are most vulnerable in our society, abused and neglected children, which keeps us engaged.

I want to thank each board member and the office staff who manage the CASA program for their service. I’d also like to extend a deeply grateful note of appreciation to the advocate supervisors who guide our most precious assets, CASA volunteers, as they conduct one-on-one, face-to-face support and assistance for the children who need them the most.  

If you have already seen these quotes from our advocate supervisors on the casabr.org webpage, I think they bear repeating as we look back on the year. 

“I believe that children are our most valuable resource; for that reason, permanency is a promise made to the children and families by the community at the time of intervention.” Ricketta Cotton-Monroe 

“Children are our future and we must find a way to protect them. CASA lends that helping hand to abused and neglected children.” Sheila Gross

“Children can never have too many good people in their lives.” Susan Murrell 

“Children are innocent and silent victims of abuse. Their voices are silenced and need to be heard. I believe CASA is an excellent resource to empower children to take their voices back.” Sharon L. Norwood 

Completing our mission to advocate for the timely placement of abused and neglected children in permanent, safe and stable homes is sometimes a daunting task, but it is completed with great passion and love by our volunteers. There are far more success stories in the area of child welfare because our volunteers and their advocate supervisors would have it no other way.

The community has supported our efforts financially and physically with volunteer hours on various events. We are extremely grateful to the network of people who have supported CASA including Terracon, Kappa Alpha Theta, and National Charity League. Our in-service training and cultural competence discussions cannot be forgotten for they provide the essential grounding and ongoing intellectual awareness we all need to serve our children with compassion. 

Please join our efforts to ensure all children have a voice and the best interests of our children are always paramount in our thoughts.       

Reginald Brown
2016 Chair, Board of Directors

Linda Adams 
Katherine Aiken 
Maylen Aldana 
Christy Anderson 
Claire Bergeron 
Rachelle Berkley 
Roy Berthelot 
Patricia Beste
Valerie Boyd Longmire
Alexis Breedlove 
Lindel Brown 
Sonia Brumen 
Brian Buchert
Elizabeth "Betsy" Buchert
Arielle Burks 
Chester Burnett
Melder Burton 
Dolores Butler
Lauren Byrd 
Suzanne Cambre 
Kaleigh Carroll 
Linda Clark 
Amy Cole 
Mary Hellen Collins 
M.E. Cormier 
Joshua Cox 
Kim Cupples 
Claudia de la Rose-Fuller
Jennifer Dewitt
Pam Diez 
Brenda Divine 
Carlton Dixon 
John Douet 
Cori Dullnig 
Marcedes Duplantis 
Moncia Esnault 
Dawn Ewing 
Jenny Farrell 
Sarah Ferstel 
Tiffani Fletcher 
Rolanda Gibson 
Ken Goodson 
Lynnez Gray 
Carol Griffin 
Geraldine Griffin 
Cody Grosshart 
Shawnee "Karen" Guedry 
Meagan Harrison 
Samantha Hawkins 
Heath Hebert 
Terri Heitman 
Leigh Hill 
Stephanie Holmes 
Marcella Horne 
Renita Hoskins 
Sandra Hughes 
Violet Hurst 
Caleb Huval 
Christie Ingold 
DeJunne' Jackson 
Keshala Jackson 
Leighet Jackson 
Tonika Jackson-Smart
Lynette Jackson-Whitaker
Mona Jamell 
Candance Johnson 
JoAnn Johnson 
Kawanda Johnson 
Marlon Johnson 
Jacob Jolibois 
Mary Louise Jones 
Connie Jordan 
Laurie Kadair 
Diana Kelly 
James Kelly 
Kevin Kemmerly 
Alex King 
Felisha King 
Larry Knight 
Miranda Kowalski 
Linhyen Lai 
Emily Lala 
John Lala 
Bebe Landry
Melodie Landry 
Kimberly LeBlanc 
Tigist LeGras 
Lea Ann Lieux 
Kim Littles 
Debra London 
Lance Lyons 
Claiborne "Cici" MacKnight 
Arien Major 
Hana Malkawi
Philip Mann 
Mary Ann Mason 
Jolaina Matthews 
Valeka Matthews 
Judy McCleary 
Lucy McGough 
Lanee McMillan 
Mark Miles 
Evelyn Mitchell 
Lisa Mohr 
Phyllis Montgomery 
Karla Muzik 
Amy Newsom 
Leslie Nichols 
Sabrina Noah 
Perry Parrino 
Isaac Patterson 
Susan Perlis 
Barbara Peters 
Debra Peterson-Franklin
Holly Phillips 
Rachel Podnar
Haven Pourciau 
Samantha Prudhomme 
Samantha Rabeaux 
Micha Rahder 
Brenda Redpath 
Kimberly Reid 
Lenore Roberts 
Eileen Russo 
Wendy Schempft
Willie Scott 
Debbie Sigers 
John Smith 
Brent St. Blanc 
Irina Sterpu 
Eileen Stradley
Sheila Tabron 
Marvin Taylor 
Lea Theriot 
Zefferino von Kurnatowski 
Tatiyana Wallace 
Clovis Ward 
Jacquelyn Washington 
April White 
Joyce Williams-Robinson 
Marjorianna Willman 
Corey Wilson 
Roxie Wilson 
Craig Winchell 
Tammy Wood 
Natallie Woodward 
Paul Woodward 
Gretchen Wroten 
Matt Yglesias
Terri Zimmer-Myer 

2016 Donors 

Capital Area CASA is grateful for the supporters who provide a light of hope for abused children. 


Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement

Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services

225 Magazine
The Advocate
BlueCross BlueShield of LA
Community Network

Ashlee Albarado
B R & R Foundation
BancorpSouth Insurance Services
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
Baton Rouge Parents Magazine
Reginald Brown
Business First Bank
Debbye and Jeff Calmes
Capital One Bank
Katherine and Scott Chenevert
Chesteen & Associates, LLC
City Social Magazine
Beverly and Dudley Coates
Combined Federal Campaign
Crump Wilson Architects
Cumulus Media
Patricia and James DuBos
EFCU Financial

ARC Abatement
Arkel Constructors
Ascension Ready Mix
Jane Ann Atkinson
Beau Rivage Resort and Casino
Block Construction
Tammy Bourg
Elisa and Ed Brodbeck
The Bryan Foundation
Buquet & LeBlanc General Contractors
Byron E. Talbot Contractor
Civil Construction Contractors, LLC
Coastal Bridge Company, L.L.C.
Crescent Geotechnical Services
Crystal and Ryan Curtis
Cyrus Oriental Rugs
Dolese Bros. Co.
Duplantis Design Group, P.C.
EAN Holdings, LLC
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Employees
Kim and David Faulk
First Christian Church
Crystal J. and Bradley M. French
Fugro Consultants, Inc.

ABMB Engineers, Inc.
Acadian Frame & Art
Sandra C. and Paul Adams
Aesthetic Dentistry Group - Dr. Daniel Bankhead and Dr. Nicholas Rauber
Aladdin's Lamp Antiques
Cindy Amadee
Anton's Fine Jewelry
Anytime Fitness
Associated Grocers, Inc.
Audubon Nature Institute
Chris Barberousse
Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre
Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Inc.
Baton Rouge Marriott
Baton Rouge River Center
Beard Construction Group, LLC
Bengal Construction Company
Benny's Car Wash & Oil Change
Ranji Bercegeay
Jay Besse
Liz Betz
Holly Bilbo
Valerie and Dennis Blunt
Boone Services, LLC
Rich Bourgeois
Denise Breaux
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Gerald G. Brouillette
Harley M. Brown
Brian Buchert
Buffalo Wild Wings
By Design Interiors, Cati & Michael Hardy
Louise F. and Curtis A. Calloway
Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council
Capital City Grill
Capital Genealogy
Carco Awards
Ursula and Jack Carmena
Jeanne Davis and Bob Carney
Bill Cassidy
Civil Design and Construction, Inc.
Sarah Cleveland
CNR Services, LLC
Concrete and Aggregates Association of Louisiana, Inc.
Chip Coulter
Creative Video Productions
Nettie Daniels
Louise Dardenne
Diane Davis
Delatte, Edwards & Marcantel, LLP
Lori S. Demand
Therese DeMouy
Julie and Todd Denton
The Dermatology Clinic
Amanda Desormeaux
Lorinda deVries
Jennifer Dewitt
Teal Dicharry
Dixon Smith Interiors
Thomas Dolan
Juliet S. Dougherty
Cori Dullnig
John S. Earle
Edit by LBP
Joana and DJ Edwards
Element Materials Technology
Eye Wander Photo
Jenny Farrell
Katheryn W. and Clay M. Flournoy

Albemarle Foundation 
in Honor of Suzanne C. Tessier

Thomas J. Beck 
in Memory of Dr. Felix Battastella 

Thomas J. Beck 
in Memory of Laura Capozzoli 

Willie Brister
in Honor of Johnnie Brister

Katherine Adams
Alla's Fine Art
Joseph Amadeo
Dinah Ambeau-Scott
American Photo Safari
Kristy Roubique Andries
Ann Connelly Fine Art Gallery
Area 51 Extreme Air Sports
Christee and David Atwood
Mary August-Smith
Monica Baher
Roger L. Beckmann
Susan and Robert Behrens
Bella Bella
Carmen S. Berry
Bin 77
Bistro Byronz
Marci and Charles Blaize
James Blouin
Mike Bobanchuck
Ginnie E. Bolin
Bolton Healthmart Pharmacy
Laura Boudle
Gail C. and Richard L. Bourgeois
Ashlee Brackett
Meghan Brandt
Molly Broussard
Elizabeth Buchert
Dina G. Bumgarner
Garcelia E. Burchell
Cajun Country Swamp Tours, LLC
Caliente Mexican Craving
Calvin's Bocage Supermarket
Campus Federal Credit Union
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Drew Cashio
Celebration Station
Kori Chisham
Christian Street Furniture
City Pork Deli & Charcuterie
Clegg's Nursery, LLC
CMC Services
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Coffey
Cole's Florist and Garden Design
Santha C. Collins
Cookies By Design
Corporate Ideas, LLC
Ricketta N. Cotton-Monroe
Coyote Moon
The Creative Touch
Kim Cupples
Daryl & Sons Custom Framing, Inc.
Diana Maria Day
Denicola's Furniture & Upholstery
Mary Jane Dillenberger
Gresdna A. Doty
Scotty Drake
Cheri Engelhardt
Chalace Epley
The Flower Basket
Arlene L. Folmar
Sarah R. and Daniel T. Fontenot
Gambino's Bakery

Dinah Ambeau-Scott
in Memory of Robin Ambeau-Porter

Baton Rouge Chapter of The Military Order of the World Wars 
in Memory of Deceased Veterans
of Louisiana

Santha C. Collins 
in Memory of Bessie P. Scott

Cheryl Farr
in Honor of Chalace Epley

Arlene L. Folmar 
in Memory of James Mire 

Arlene L. Folmar
in Memory of Lucille Ducote


Cox Communications
Kathe R. Falls
Faulk & Meek General Contractors
Holmes Building Materials 


Jean R. and William W.Fox
Guaranty Media
Margaret Heffron
Istrouma Baptist Church
Junior League of Baton Rouge, Inc.
Loren H. and Andrew P. Kern
Kinchen, Walker, Bienvenu, Bargas & Reed, L.L.C.
Latter and Blum Property Management
Shirley B.Lewis
Lofton Staffing and Security Services
Long Law Firm, LLP
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
LUBA Workers' Comp
McGlinchey Stafford
Menard USA
Mockler Beverage Company
National Charity League


Joseph Giaime
Global Contractors
Guaranty Life Insurance Employees
Hamilton Relay, LLC
HCI Construction Group, INC.
Tara Hensley
Hilton Key Largo Resort
Sheila Horowitz
Merrill and Carroll Hughes
ISCO Industries-Snap Tite
James Construction Group, LLC
Jefferson United Methodist Church
Carlton B. Jones, Jr.
Kendra Scott
Kenworth of Louisiana
Ellen Kreamer
Paulette Porter LaBostrie
Nikki Landry
Brenda S. Leboeuf
M S Benbow & Associates
Susann L. Major
Martin Brower
Lucille C. McDowell
Sarah A. Olivier
Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Albemarle Foundation
in Honor of Miranda Nonn

Lewis Mohr Agency 
in Honor of Lisa Mohr


Sean M. Flynn
Judith J. and Frank F. Foil
Forte and Tablada, Inc.
Fox-Nesbit Engineering, LLC
Dwayne Gates
Gerry Lane Enterprises
Keith R. Gibson
Michael S. Gillen
Ben Glamalva
Sanford Goldstein
Gail and Douglas Gonzales
Robert R. Gray, Jr.
Karleen J. and Reggie Green
Gulf South Land Title Resources
Guy Hopkins Construction Co., Inc.
Evelyn K. Hayes
Ava and Cordell Haymon
Sandra C. and John F. Heffner
Billy Heroman's
The Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
HMA Lab Supply
Hughes Marketing Group
Insomnia Cookies
Lynette Jackson
James Avery Jewelry
The James Family
William H. Jeffcoat, III
Leslie and Lee Jenkins
Johnny Loves June
Celina J. Johnson
Clyde Johnson
Dr. Michael P. Juban
Gail Jumonville
Kevin Kemmerly
Erik Kjeldsen
Elizabeth Kling
Larry Knight
Kona Grill
L & S Trophies
La Plume De Ma Tante
Labarre Associates, Inc.
Deborah E. Lamb
Lancaster House
Hypoltie T. Landry, Jr.
Cynthia LaStrapes
Clay LeGrande
Polly and Conville Lemoine
The Lemoine Company
Jeff Levens
Lea Ann Lieux
Christine Lipsey
Living Faith Christian Center
Warren J. Locke
Logan's Roadhouse
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Louisiana Nursery
LSU Kinesiology Club
LSU Museum of Art
Mapp Constfuction, LLC
Paul Marks
The Massage Emporium
Barbara L. Matens
Max Fitness
Molly and W. Shelby McKenzie
McLavy Ltd.
McMillin Interiors
Anne and Tom Meek, Jr.
Sara Morthland
Judy Myles
Nagy Engineers, Inc.
Liz Nassar
Dan and Leslie Nichols
Denise Simmons Nix
William A. Norfolk


Therese L. and Jeffrey A.DeMouy 
in Memory of Madeleine Landry

Julie Hart 
in Honor of Emily Gunter

Barbara Hughes
in Honor of Debbie Lamb

Leslie and Lee Jenkins
in Memory of Reece Kemmerly


Gandy Lure Company
Vicki Gautreau
Wade A. Gautreau
Paul Geary
Melanie Gidden
Giggles Toy & Candy Store
The Gilded Lily
Global Wildlife Center
Patricia Goff
Ken Goodson
Grace George Jewelry
James M. Gradine
Green Frog Music
Sheila Gross
Mattie J. Hall
Judd Hammond
Peggy M Hammond
Ulysses S. Hargrove
April D. Hawthorne
Sharan Heins
Helaine Moyse Interior Design
Mike Herwig
Mary Heuchert
Garrett and Shyla Hiebert
Michael B. Hinton
Nicole Hoffmann
Kristen Hogan
Anna V. Howard
Robby Huey
Robert Huval
Mona Jamell
Richard James
Jason's Deli
Marla Jefferson
Kawanda Johnson
Marlon Johnson
Theresa Johnson
Jessica Keasler
Bryan Knost
LA2LA Designs
Cody LaPorte
Laser Tag of Baton Rouge
Lasseigne's American Grill
Laura W. Taylor: Art
Lil Bambinos Playtorium
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Heather Major
Miranda Major
Mary H. Manhein
Scott M. Mansfield
Holly Manuel
Mary Ann Mason
Mason's Grill
Valeka Matthews
Jennifer Mayer
Robin Mayhall
Tinka McFarland, Jewelry & Painting
Rosi S. McGowan
Carolyn McKinley
Nancy Meche
Brigette Messina
Metcalf Family
Jennifer Middlebrooks
Gary Miller
Beverly and William Moehle


Karen Foote 
in Honor of Sheila Gross

Marilyn K. Gladden
in Honor of John & Emily Lala

Carol and DonGordon 
in Honor of Liz Betz

Karen and Byron Henderson
 in Honor of Roy Hebert

Gail Jumonville
in Honor of Bart Lofton

Kim and John Pinegar
in Memory of James H. Moss, Sr.

Kappa Alpha Theta
Lilliput Play Homes, Inc.
Mall of Louisiana
Republic Finance

Louis M.Phillips
Linda and Mark Posner
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Joseph F.Quinlan, Jr.
Kathleen and Steve Sandahl
Holly and Charlie Sides
Jean Anne and Michael Songy
Sparkhound Foundation
Amanda Stout
Martha and Steve Strohschein
Taylor Porter
Jane ArieuxThomas
Mary H.Thompson
The Paul R.Thompson Group at Morgan Stanley
Tipton Associates
Tony's Seafood, LTD. & 
Louisiana Fish Fry Products, LTD.
Dian Turner
Tyler & Possa

Phillips and Jordan
Elizabeth O. "Betty" Powers
Liza and Munzer Qaddourah
Red Stick Moms Blog
Michael Ross
Katie and Tony Ruiz
James Sandifer
Tina Shinabery
Kelly Sills
SITI Construction
Smith Tank & Steel, Inc.
Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.
Southern University Alumni Home Chapter
Stoma's Furniture and Interiors
Jeremy Theriot
Tolunay-Wong Engineers, Inc.
TSC of Louisiana
Fredrick Tulley
The University Club of Baton Rouge
Wesley Vance
Walt Disney World Co.
Stephen Whalen
Ernie Wroten
Z Aesthetic Dermatology
Zachry Industrial

Gail and Mark T. Ott, Sr.
OuroBoros Designs
Eric Parnell
Penny Thomas, Hairdresser
Susan and Robert Perlis
Robin O. and Lynn J. Philippe
Colleen and Harry Philips
Plastic Fusion Fabricators, Inc.
Christine and Mark Podnar
Kenneth Pontesso
Helen A. Pope
Lauren Pourciau
Promus Engineering
QuanTEM Laboratories
R J. Daigle & Sons Contractors, Inc.
Ragusa's Automotive
Brenda Redpath
Kimberly Reid
Renew Pilates Studio & Spa
Richard's Printing, Inc.
Michelle and Mike Robinson
Rotary Club of Baker
Lynne Roussel
Russo Ross
Allyson Sadler
Sealevel Construction, Inc.
Sensible Portions
Shread-Kuyrkendall & Associates, Inc.
Gerald Sigers
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc.
Patricia A. Day and Joseph G. Simmons
Skint Knees
Southwest Airlines
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Michelle Lorio St. Martin
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Edgar Starns
Bingham M. Stewart
Emily D. Stewart
Stirling Properties, L. L. C.
Angelle Stringer
Studio E'lan at Sola Salons
Catherine Tabb
TC Dance Club International
Cindy and Mike Teague
Tech USA
Suzanne C. Tessier
Stephenie and Jonathan Thiery
Richard Thomas
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Robin and Chad Toups
Sherryl Tucker
Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge
VeeAnne's Apparel & Jewelry
Julie and Chris Viator
Jamey and Herb Vincent
Volkert, Inc.
Cynthia Wade
Patricia S. Ward
Elizabeth and Jay Whitley
Ann Wilkinson
Michael B. Wilson
Wings Five LA, LLC
Winter Dance Company
Barbara Woosley
Robert A. Woosley
YMCA of the Capital Area
Terri Zimmer-Myer

Carlton B.Jones, Jr. 
in Memory of Carlton B. Jones, Sr.

Brenda S. Leboeuf 
in Honor of Milton Soulier

John and Katie Nickerson
in Honor of All Abused Children

Mary Tharp 
in Honor of Deborah Lamb

Joyce J. Moreland
Susan L. Murrell-Martin
New Orleans Paddlewheels Creole Queen
Miranda Nonn
Sharon L. Norwood
Nothing Bundt Cakes
On the Boulevard Salon & Spa
Painting and Pinot
Paper N Things
Parrain's Seafood Restaurant
Pastime Lounge & Resstaurant
Eretta Perrien
Willie J. Phillips
The Pilates Studio
Playmakers of Baton Rouge
Poise'n Ivy Womens Boutique
Posh Boutique
Haven Pourciau
Lori Prochaska
Joseph R. Rayborn
Refinery Kids
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Meghan Riddle
Joni T. Rigby
River Road Coffees
Lynette Roberson
Michael H. Rubin
Ruffino's Catering
Eileen Russo
Sacs Western Store
Lea Seelbach
Veronica Shaw
Donald Shelton
Kathleen Shnowski
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Brittany Smith
Lisa D. Smith
Patricia H. Smith
Marcy S. and Michael B. Sparrow
Laura H. and Brent J. St. Blanc
Colleen D. Stanton
Carolyn M. and Charles W. Stutts
Melissa Sullivan
Amanda Swift
Lori and Bret Talbot
Kay Taylor
Rhonda and Michael Taylor
Lauren Thompson
TJ Ribs
Trader Joe's
Visit Baton Rouge
Clovis Ward
WCG Jewelry
Elizabeth White
Dianna Wilbur
Wild Birds Unlimited
Pamela and Mark Williams
Joyce Williams-Robinson
Craig Winchell
Carolyn H. and Carey E. Winder
Young Chefs Academy
Matt Zagotti

Earline P. Righteous
in Honor of Trinity Brooks

Evelyn W.Robinson
in Honor of Reggie Brown

Mary A.Rupley
in Memory of Diana Broussard

Karen and Mike Sirman 
in Memory of Clyde Wilson

Karen and Mike Sirman
in Memory of Jack Sirman

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