With over 65 years of combined case management experience, our dedicated six person staff is here to support the volunteers’ advocacy efforts on a case by case basis, to ensure the volunteer has everything they need to provide strong advocacy for the children to whom they are appointed.
Hill COuntry CASA Staff
Stephanie Cash is passionate about advocacy for abused and neglected children, and committed to supporting community members who serve as their court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem. She joined Hill Country CASA in 2013 as a volunteer advocate, then joined the staff in January 2014 as Case Supervisor for Kendall County before assuming the role of Executive Director in October 2014.
Prior to moving to the Hill Country, Cash, a qualified DFPS Child Care Center Director, was administrator and director of afterschool and preschool programs in Austin and Bryan-College Station, Texas; and was instructor of record of the Survey of Leadership Theory course at Texas A&M University. In 2011, Cash and her family moved to Kerrville, and she served Zion Lutheran Children’s Center in the role of Executive Director.
Cash is a Texas Registered Child Care Trainer through the State Office of Headstart, and provides free and low cost training and education to child care staff, CASA volunteers, and community members across the Hill Country. She was inducted into the Texas CASA Board of Directors in June 2016.
Cash was born and raised in Bastrop, Texas. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University in 2005 and Master of Education in Adult Education in 2008. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, cooking, yoga, caring for her dogs, and working with her husband on home improvement projects. Cash can be reached at email@example.com.
Goldie Horrall has spent the last 10+ years working for Hill Country CASA. She was hired in July 2005 to do data entry and quickly realized that she had a calling to advocate for abused and neglected children, as well as supporting volunteers who work as Guardian Ad Litem’s for abused and neglected children in the Hill Country. Goldie has worked for Hill Country CASA as a Case Supervisor, Volunteer Coordinator, and is now currently the Program Director. Prior to working for Hill Country CASA, Goldie worked in a number of medical administration type positions.
Horrall was born in Denver, Co. Her family moved to Hunt, Texas in 1984, where she was raised, and her parents continue to live today. She currently resides in Ingram, Texas with her 17 year old son. Watching her son play football, basketball, and baseball are her favorite activities outside of work. After surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2016, Goldie is anxious to return to her hobbies of yoga, skiing, and volleyball, as well as many other activities. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Harding is dedicated to providing passionate advocates for abused and neglected children in the Hill Country. She is committed to providing quality training and support for community volunteers who serve as court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem. She joined Hill Country CASA in 2008 as a Case Supervisor for Kerr, Kendall and Gillespie Counties. Amy Harding is currently the case supervisor for Gillespie County and the Volunteer Coordinator for Hill Country CASA.
Prior to joining Hill Country CASA, Harding served as a volunteer advocate and Board Member for Tri-County CASA and Bluebonnet Children’s Center from 2006 – 2008. Before becoming a CASA Staff, Harding worked for Hill Country Youth Ranch and Big Springs Ranch for Children for five years; during that time she held various direct care positions but spent a majority of that time as the Director of Case Management at Big Springs Ranch for Children in Leakey.
Harding was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She currently resides in Kerrville with her husband (Jack) and daughter (Katherine). Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, baking, and supporting Katherine with her 4-H market swine projects. Harding can be reached at email@example.com.
Raquel Lemus-Wilkinson joined Hill County Casa in 2010 supervising Bandera and Kendall counties. Prior to Hill County CASA, Raquel worked for Kerrville State Hospital in the rehabilitation department as an instructor and worked for Hill County Cares doing domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy for women and children for seven years. During those seven years, Raquel worked closely with Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid attorney and the Texas Civil Rights Project-VAWA (violence against women act). Raquel was also the instructor for the BIPP (Batterers Intervention Prevention Program) for women. Raquel currently serves on the Child Fatality Review Team for Bandera County.
Raquel enjoys being a wife, mom, and grandmother. She and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends but most of all loves being a grandma. Raquel was born in south Texas but was raised in Bandera all her life. Raquel can be reached at Raquel@hccasa.org.
Dana Bell joined Hill Country CASA as Case Supervisor for Kendall and Kerr Counties in 2014. Prior to joining the Hill Country CASA staff, she served as Case Manager at Big Springs Ranch for Children. Dana has always had a passion for serving children and has enjoyed the opportunity to pursue this full time.
Dana was born and raised in Houston, Texas but definitely prefers living in the Hill Country. While growing up, her family served as respite care and then a licensed foster care home. Her commitment to CASA is fueled by the knowledge that children in the foster system desperately need fierce advocates. She believes CASA volunteers are uniquely positioned to provide the much needed voice for these children and is committed to supporting them in this effort. Dana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Houston feels it is her calling to advocate for abused and neglected children. She joined the Hill Country CASA staff in January 2016 as a case supervisor.
Houston served the children and families of Texas for 28 years before retiring in 2014 with Child Protective Services. During her 28 years with CPS, she held the positions of investigator, family based safety services worker, legal worker, adoption worker, residential treatment coordinator, and family group specialist. Houston is also a forensic interviewer of child physical and sexual abuse.
Houston was born in Fredericksburg and raised in Harper, Texas. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Schreiner University in 1985. Her hobbies include spending time with family especially her grandchildren, cooking, crafting, and working with her husband in their concession trailer. Houston can be reached at email@example.com.