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Published on: 7/16/2018 10:41 AM
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FY 2018 - 2019 Officers

Stacy Castle, Chairperson
 
 
Stacy is a strong advocate for children’s rights and family engagement, and has more than 20 years of nonprofit experience with a focus on strategic and organizational responsibilities, as well as volunteer recruitment and management. In her current role as Director of Programs at Child Advocates Silicon Valley, Stacy oversees the agency’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports CASA volunteers to provide critical emotional and educational support to children in the Santa Clara County court dependency system. In fact, Stacy is a CASA herself for a number of children.
 
Stacy has a comprehensive understanding of nonprofit management and coordination among agencies and holds a bachelor’s degree in business management. Stacy has been an entrepreneur, is a graduate of Community Leadership San Jose, past member of rotary, has been deeply involved in county wide parent education classes, and is a past member of both the Child Death Review Team and the Domestic Violence Council. On the Child Abuse Council, Stacy has held many roles including past Chair, Vice Chair of Programs, Vice Chair of Administration, Treasurer, Chair of the Allocations committee, Chair of the Public Awareness committee, and has been a member of the Nominating committee.

 

Steven Dick, Vice-Chairperson for Administration

Email: sdick@da.sccgov.org

Steven Dick is the Vice-Chair for Administration and has served on the Council for the past six years. Professionally, he is a Deputy District Attorney and teaches at Lincoln Law School. He previously supervised the Family Violence Unit and has represented foster care children in Juvenile Dependency Court. He served as the Chair of the Santa Clara County Child Abuse Law Enforcement Protocol Team and was previously a member of the Child Death Review Team. Steven has also served on the Domestic Violence Council and was Chair of the Domestic Violence Death Review Team. Steven had the privilege of being the President of the Board of Trustees at Yavneh Day School (K-8) and has lectured throughout the county on issues surrounding child abuse and truancy.

Steve Baron, Vice-Chairperson for Programs

Email: sbaronfcsofa@aol.com

Steve Baron, M.A., MFT, is the retired Director of Family Court Services in Santa Clara County, former Adjunct Faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges on the subject of juvenile dependency mediation and for Santa Clara University where he taught in the graduate Department of Counseling Psychology and Education on subjects including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, substance abuse, and trauma. He is also retired from 25 years of private practice as a therapist. Steve continues to serve as an occasional trainer for the court system as well as various community agencies on subjects including domestic violence, the impact of trauma on child development and victims of domestic violence, and trauma-informed systems. He has been the recipient of awards for services to children and families from Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, “The Judge Len Edwards Champion of Peace Award” from the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council, and for the training of mental health professionals in the areas of divorce, child custody, and domestic violence from the Santa Clara County Psychological Association. He currently serves on Santa Clara County’s Child Abuse Council, Social Services Advisory Commission, and Domestic Violence Death Review Team.  

 

Andrew Cain, Treasurer

Email: andrewc@lawfoundation.org

Andrew Cain is Directing Attorney with Legal Advocates for Children and Youth (LACY), a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. Mr. Cain served as Chair of the Child Abuse Council from 2015-2017. Other prior roles with the Council include the Vice-Chair of Programs position and chair of various committees and working groups. He served as Chair of the State Bar of California, Family Law Section Executive Committee in 2013-14. Additional volunteer work includes chairing a Domestic Violence Council sponsored group working toward implementing school-based prevention and intervention services and previously chairing the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Counsel for Children’s legislation and policy work. Mr. Cain was recognized by the American Bar Association with its Child Advocacy Award in 2013.

Past Chairpersons

Andrew Cain, Chairperson 2015 - 2017
 
Greg Zieman, Chairperson 2013 - 2015
 

Committee Chairs

Allocations Committee Chair - Melody Kinney

Email: pml4me@gmail.com

Disproportionality Committee Chair - Peggy Cathcart

Email: pegcathcart@aol.com

Executive Committee Chair - Stacy Castle

Email: stacy@cadvocates.org

Interagency Collaboration Committee Chair - Andrew Cain

Email: andrewc@lawfoundation.org

Membership Committee Chair - Preeti Mishra 

Email: pmishra@sccdac.org

Public Awareness Committee - Johanna Thai Van Dat

Email: jthaivandat@scscourt.org

Symposium Committee Chair - Margaret Petros

Email: mpetros@mothersagainstmurder.org