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

Daisy Rivas,
Vice Chair

LeeAnn Havner,
Past Chair
Retired, Wells Fargo Banking;
San Marino, CA

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

Ronald Helmuth,
Attorney, private firm
Pasadena, CA


Julie Barbour
Independent Controller, CPA
San Marino, CA

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

Valerie Casey,
Attorney, private firm
San Marino, CA

Luis Cervantes,
Northridge, CA

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




Brian O’Kane,
Altadena, CA

Candy Renick,
Altadena, CA 

Craig Rettig
Partner, Perceptiv Integrated Communications
Pasadena, CA

Dr. Charles Weinstein, Ph.D.Associate Professor, USC School of Medicine;

Private Practitioner
Los Angeles, CA