jh-photoCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County, a non-profit organization which trains and supports volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in the dependency court system, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Henley to its board of directors.

“When I first met Julie, I knew she was a perfect candidate for the board at CASA. I am beyond thrilled for Julie to help enhance our mission goals” said Kim Colby Davis, executive director of CASA of Santa Barbara County.

Julie Henley is a consultant and advisor to early-stage technology companies. Her engagements focus on strategic planning, optimizing product and engineering teams, coaching and mentoring, facilitating large projects, tackling communication gaps, and connecting people along the way.

Julie has a bachelor degree in business administration from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has lived in Santa Barbara for three years. Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Julie served as a board member for the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Venice, CA, for 5 years.

In addition to being a member of the CASA board, she serves on the board of the Cancer Center Foundation.  Julie enjoys spending time with her dog, having quality time with friends and family, cooking, reading, being outdoors and traveling.

The Mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system.

CASA is central to fulfilling society’s most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family.

If you would like more information about CASA of Santa Barbara County, contact Crystal Moreno at (805) 739-9102 ext. 2594 or email Crystal@sbcasa.org.