Founded by the Junior League over 30 years ago, Friends of CASA (FOCASA) began as a small group of dedicated women who planned and executed small fundraising events to support CASA.

As CASA has grown, so have the Friends of CASA.  Today the Friends of CASA Members produce the Holiday Luncheon, a fashion show event at The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point which raises over $475,000 annually. In addition to planning exciting fundraising events, Friends of CASA members have the opportunity to attend educational trainings and courthouse tours to learn more about the challenges facing our foster youth.  Members also participate in community impact days and volunteer hands-on in the community alongside other Friends of CASA members.

To learn more about Friends of CASA please contact Matthew Wadlinger at or 714-619-5149.

Friends of CASA Board of Directors


Vice President

Communications Director

Community Outreach Director

Sponsorship Underwriting Director

Member at Large

Member at Large

Colleen Masterson

Debbie Masek

Nicole Inal

Sandi Marino

Annette Hellmich

Joanna James

Alexis Fiore

Finance Director

Major Events Director 


Retail Sponsorship Director

Membership Director

Member at Large

Past President / Parliamentarian

Janine Wald
Kimberly DeLamar Matties

Jennifer Gonzales Oxen

Michelle Fisher

Dana Strader

Sarah Minakary

Lori Jackson

Friends of CASA Advisory Council

Cathie Cardelucci

Janet Colclaser

Jaynine Warner

Friends of CASA Members

Claire Arora
Alia Batniji
Nadia Bess
Tifani Bradley
Tatum Cain
Evan Claire
Liz deSousa
Nariman Fraitekh
Corey Gonsalves

Betsy Gould
Kimberly Hardy
Lisa Hendry
Molly Jolly
Nour Kasm
Christina Markl
Christi Matthews
Elle Najafi
Sandy Parten

Alisa Piersant
Valerie Ramsay
Cheyenne Randolph
Inga Sanders-Marcereau

Marian Sansone

Corinne Sheehan
Sara Van Dusen
Briana Verham
Trisha Yount