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*, Coalition of Communities of Color

Immediate Past Chair: Ashley Churchill, First Republic Bank

Events Chair: Laura Magrone, The Gunter Group

Sara Eder, NW Natural

Michelle Ewaniec, NW Natural

Taylor Gambee, Nike

Heather Mathews, Ledgent Technology

Nicoleas Mayne, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Shannon McCall, Evanta, a Gartner Company

Becca McCulloch, Portland Business Alliance

Renata Morris, Sales First Recruiting

Anna Myers, Mindshare

Alec Ramsey, Aurora Diagnostics

JT Sand, Colliers International

Shawn Simon, Xilinx

Monicia Warner, Boly:Welch

Nick Wood, Ernst & Young

Bobby Van Cleve, KPMG

Sarah Youngs, Youngs Consulting, LLC


Ambassador Board Advisory Committee:

Casey Anderson, ICD – High Performance Coating

Adam Cherry, Altenex

Melissa Yacoby, Fred Meyer Jewelers


* 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 advocate 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 advocate and make a lasting difference in the life of a child.

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