Staff & Board


Mary Jo Burgess
Executive Director/CEO

Katherine Elliott
Community Relations and Development Director

Kathy Clark
Senior Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator

DeAnn Colegrove
Office Manager

Amy McDonald
Program Director


CASA for Kids of East Texas

2019 board of directors

Tom Mullins, Chair; President/CEO Tyler Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Economic Development Council; “I support CASA because it should not have to hurt to be a child.”

Edward Moore, Chair-Elect; President/CEO, Greater Tyler Association of Realtors

Jennifer Bane, Secretary; Bane Machinery

Gregory Parker; Treasurer, Tax Supervisor, Gollob Morgan Peddy P.C.

David Bush; Shareholder, Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf, P.C.

Lamond Dean; Superintendent, Chapel Hill ISD

Jerrod Fishback, Pastor & Director Community Life Center, Rose Heights Church

Brad Frans, Vice President General Manager, Delek U. S. Holdings, Inc.

Ashley Kutach, Director of Talent and Human Resources, Mentoring Minds

Sergeant Matt Leigeber; Community Resource Sergeant, Tyler Police Department

Tameeka Mitchell; Business Office Manager, KETK-TV

Candace Porter-Condry; Owner, Compto Tax Porter-Condry

Robert Rivers; Plant Manager, Ingersoll Rand Trane

Marina Schroeder; Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Julie Shamburger; Senior Executive VP and CFO, Southside Bank

Dr. Kent Willis; Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler