Ambassador Board Purpose Statement:

To raise awareness about the mission of CASA for Children in the community, to assist with fundraising for the organization, and to foster development and relationships amongst future community leaders and current Board of Directors.

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Chair:  Amber Baggenstos, Amazon

Vice Chair: See Eun Kim*, State of Oregon

Immediate Past Chair: Ashley Churchill, First Republic Bank

Events Chair: Laura Magrone, The Gunter Group

Fundraising Chair: Shannon McCall, Evanta, a Gartner Company

Membership Chair: Becca McCulloch, Portland Business Alliance

Dianne Cromwell, Community Volunteer

Sara Eder, NW Natural

Michelle Ewaniec, NW Natural

Farah Fahey-Ghaus, Buzzwork

Taylor Gambee, Nike

Harit Ghelani*, City of Beaverton

Heather Mathews, Ledgent Technology

Nicoleas Mayne, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Renata Morris, Sales First Recruiting

Anna Myers, Mindshare

Alec Ramsey, Aurora Diagnostics

Kate Rasmussen, KPMG

JT Sand, Colliers International

Shawn Simon, Xilinx

Monicia Warner, Boly:Welch

Nick Wood, Ernst & Young

Bobby Van Cleve, Hampton Lumber


Ambassador Board Advisory Committee:

Casey Anderson, ICD – High Performance Coating

Adam Cherry, Altenex

Melissa Yacoby, Fred Meyer Jewelers

Sarah Youngs, Youngs Consulting, LLC


* Denotes a sworn Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)


When a child who has been abused and neglected is going through the trauma of the court system, a CASA is tirelessly working to guide them through safely, quickly, and effectively.


Donate now online, it’s a safe and secure way to give. Your support will help children in our community who have been abused or neglected find safe, permanent homes.


We need volunteers more than ever to help a child find a safe, permanent home. Become a CASA and make a lasting difference in the life of a child.