Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County announces the appointment of Donna Feazelle to it’s Board of Directors.

“It is always exciting to welcome new members to the board, who bring with them a fresh perspective and a different personal approach. I know that Donna’s service will provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole. Serving on the board of a thriving non-profit like CASA requires dedication, time, and a commitment to making an impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community.  We are incredibly grateful for the service of our board members for providing their time and talents to strengthening our organization”, said Kim Colby Davis, Executive Director of CASA.

Donna Feazelle is a native Californian who retired in 2012 after thirty-seven years as an Administrative Assistant at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School.

Growing up in Santa Barbara, Feazelle attended local schools. Shortly after graduating from high school, she met and married her husband of forty years, John Feazelle. Together, they have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Feazelle has a BA in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Chapman University. She is past President of the Rotary Club of Buellton, has served as secretary of the Juvenile Justice/Delinquency Prevention Commission, is a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Youth Coalition (dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing and reducing substance abuse among youth), serves as a Board of Managers for the Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA, and is the Advisor for the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Interact Club.

As a new CASA Board member, Feazelle looks forward to helping make a difference in the lives of children at risk.

The goal of CASA is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system by providing a trained volunteer to advocate for their best interest in the court system.  CASA is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested in becoming Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers. To submit your volunteer application, go to www.sbcasa.org.

If you would like more information, contact Tara Gross at (805) 739-9102 ext. 2595 or email tara@sbcasa.org.