Newport News CASA relies on individuals with a shared sense of purpose. Our staff possesses more than 30 years of combined child welfare and nonprofit experience and each has a strong personal connection to the mission. Our staff has served as sworn CASA volunteers, volunteers with other child centered organizations, and each one proudly dedicates their experience and expertise to Newport News CASA.
Patti is a native Virginian and has lived in the Hampton Roads area for most of her life. She is a graduate of Mary Washington College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She brings to Newport News CASA 20+ years of experience in both nonprofit and private sector environments. Patti’s passion is supporting programs that make a lasting difference in children’s lives. Currently, she serves on the Board of Friends of the Juvenile Court. When not at work she delights in spending time with her husband and dog. Patti also enjoys gardening, cooking, and vacationing at the beach.
Angela is a native of California and moved to Virginia in her early teens. She traveled throughout the United States while supporting her husband’s career in the United States Army. During that time, Angela discovered the CASA program in New York and began her volunteer journey with the program. She dedicated five years to advocating for abused and neglected children in the Upstate New York area. After her husband’s retirement from the Army, Angela settled her family in the Hampton Roads area. She continues to be dedicated to advocating for children whose voices are often left unheard. Angela also enjoys spending time with her husband and her children, visiting with friends and family, and baking.
Volunteers Services Coordinator
Deborah is returning staff and a prior volunteer for Newport News CASA. Debbie has worked as an ASAP facilitator, Employment Specialist for Persons with Disabilities, Drug Screener, and as a Residential Counselor. Debbie graduated from Thomas Nelson Community College with an A.A.S. in Human Services and Welfare Eligibility. Debbie also attended Christopher Newport University. Her family life includes her husband and three sons. In her spare time Debbie loves to read, decorate, and relax with her son’s horse. Debbie feels her passion in life is to educate others about substance abuse and to help those affected by the disease. “Making a difference in someone’s life is all I have ever wanted to do.”