Family law CASA King County
Natalie de Maar
Jamie Polito Johnston
Kellie Power McKenna
Simone van Rheenan
Roxanne Mennes, Executive Director206-748-9700 ext. 224
Roxanne is an attorney who also has experience in child development, social services and education. Roxanne most recently served as the Director of Continuing Education for Seattle University School of Law and King County Bar Association. Roxanne served as an Assistant Attorney General in Arizona, representing CPS; was a Child Therapist for The Children’s Center of Salt Lake City; and was the Director of Public Legal Education for CASA de los Niños in Tucson, Arizona. Roxanne served as a CASA in Dependency and Family Law in 3 states for over 20 years before joining Family Law CASA. She has taken an active role in educating GALs in Washington State and has consulted with a variety of non-profit organizations focusing on children’s issues. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys horseback riding and sailing with her family, and making public appearances on behalf of Family Law CASA.
Lisa leads fundraising, marketing, and community outreach efforts for the organization. Lisa graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in economics. She spent over 15 years in the tech industry before dedicating her time to non-profit fundraising. Lisa is a past member of Family Law CASA’s Board of Directors and a long-time supporter.
Ann-Marie first joined Family Law CASA as an advocate in February 2013 and immediately fell in love with the work. She served the organization as a contract attorney and as an advocate supervisor before becoming the Program Attorney. She went to law school at Gonzaga University, and has been practicing law since 1999. Apart from family law, she has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and also as an estate planning attorney. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children, run marathons, and volunteer for Special Olympics.
Cailin Freeman joined Family Law CASA in July of 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. Cailin grew up in Seattle and attended Western Washington University studying Political Science. She moved to San Diego to begin a year-long commitment as an AmeriCorps volunteer working with low-income families. Cailin then spent the last 10 years at Voices for Children, the dependency CASA program in San Diego and Riverside County. She has had the privilege of working with dedicated volunteers committed to bettering the lives of children and families, and is thrilled to have the same opportunity at Family Law CASA. Cailin has enjoyed showing her husband and young daughter all that Seattle has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, running, playing soccer and reading.
Sarah joined Family Law CASA in May 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. Prior to joining CASA, Sarah practiced as an attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia before returning to her native city of Seattle, where she continued her law practice in general civil litigation and family law, with a particular focus on high-conflict cases. Sarah also volunteered as a Family Law CASA and Dependency CASA advocate prior to joining Family Law CASA. In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, reading, and playing fetch with her German Shepherd, Maggie.
Angela joined Family Law CASA in April of 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. She previously worked at Ivy Law Group in Ballard while earning her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. During law school she was an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and completed internships at the ACLU of Washington in Seattle, First Star in Washington D.C., and the Washington State Supreme Court in Olympia with the Honorable Mary Yu. She has also worked as a domestic violence victim advocate and as a supervisor at a homeless shelter for young adults. Angela is passionate about social justice and enjoys comedy, writing, and spending time with her dogs and fiancé.
Hannah joined our team in the Summer of 2013 as our Office Administrator. She became Family Law CASA’s Legal Administrator in December 2014. Prior to Family Law CASA, Hannah managed a prominent website in the Southeast. In college, Hannah volunteered with at-risk youth in school. She studied criminal justice and social work in college and hopes that working with Family Law CASA will expose her more to her field of study. Outside of work, she loves to travel and explore new cultures with her husband and friends around the world.
Lisa joined Family Law CASA in the fall of 2013, assisting the Director of Development in fundraising efforts. She focuses on writing grants for the organization and recruiting and retaining volunteer advocates. A graduate of the University of Washington with a BA in Communications, Lisa has spent many years in the marketing and public relations fields for nonprofit organizations.
Amelia joined Family Law CASA in January of 2017 as our new Office Administrator. She was born and raised in Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2016 with a BS in Environmental Law & Policy as well as a minor in Community Action & Social Change. Amelia is passionate about serving others and previously worked for the Washtenaw County government in Michigan for two years as a policy intern, and also as a campaign organizer in the 2016 Presidential Election. Amelia is passionate about social and environmental justice and loves animals, reading, writing, making music, and all things outdoors.