Board of Directors

2020-2021 Board of Directors

Casa has a board of directors comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to supporting our mission of providing a home of hope and healing where women recover from addiction, transform their lives, and learn to love themselves. Our board members serve without compensation and the work of the committees on which they serve plays an integral role in our ongoing development.

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LeeAnn Havner,
Chair of the Board
Retired, Wells Fargo Banking;
San Marino, CA

Valerie Casey,
Past-Chair of the Board
Attorney, private firm
San Marino, CA

Ronald Helmuth,
Attorney, private firm
Pasadena, CA

Elizabeth A. Amery,
Vice Chair
Vice President of Development,
Environmental Defense Fund
Pasadena, CA

Sidney Barney,
Associate Financial Advisor,
Ameriprise Financial
San Gabriel, CA

Julie Barbour
Independent Controller, CPA
San Marino, CA

Monty Bernstein
Owner, Easy Parking Service (Pasadena)
Pasadena, CA

Lori Cuccia
San Marino, CA
San Marino Junior Alliance

Ronald Helmuth
Attorney, private firm
Pasadena, CA

LaJoi McClendon
Director of Benefit Analysts, StoneTapert Employee Benefits & Financial Services
Sierra Madre, CA

Craig Rettig
Partner, Perceptiv Integrated Communications
Pasadena, CA

Edward Ungrue
Executive Chef and Owner
California Crazy Chefs Catering and Slammin’ Sliders Food Trucks
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Charles Weinstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, USC School of Medicine;
Private Practitioner
Los Angeles, CA