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.
Pictured left to right – Raquel Lemus, Amy Harding, Stephanie Cash, Goldie Rabson, Judy Houston, Colleen Richards
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goldie Rabson has spent the last 14 years working for Hill Country CASA. She was hired in the July 2005 to do data entry and quickly realized she had a calling to advocate for abused and neglected children, as well as supporting volunteer who work as guardian ad litems for abused and neglected children in the Hill Country. Rabson has worked for Hill Country CASA as a Case Supervisor, Volunteer Coordinator, and is now currently the Program Director and the case supervisor for Bandera County.
Rabson was born in Aurora, Colorado. 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. Rabson raised her biological son (Tracy), who is now an adult. After surviving Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2016, Rabson has returned to her healthy way of life and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Rabson can be reached at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 enjoys being a wife and mom. She and her husband (Troy) enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends, but most of all Raquel loves being “Nana” to her grandson. Raquel can be reached at Raquel@hccasa.org.
Colleen Richards joined Hill Country CASA as the Program Assistant in July 2018. Prior to joining the team, she worked in the medical administration field and also managed a fun antique shop. She has also been an advocate for pregnant & laboring mothers in the Hill Country as a Certified Childbirth Educator and Birth Doula for the past 7 years.
Colleen was born right here in Kerrville and was raised on several ranches throughout South Texas and the surrounding Hill Country. Primarily growing up in Nueces Canyon, she enjoyed a true country upbringing with loving parents. After graduating high school, Colleen moved back to Kerrville and married her husband (Greg) and stayed home with their three children (Adom, Ruby Jane, & Wyatt) for close to 10 years. Her hobbies include the many after school activities that her children participate in, as well as reading, cooking, & date nights with her husband. Colleen can be reached at email@example.com.
Judy Houston joined Hill Country CASA as the Master Trainer in January 2016, following her retirement from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, where she worked for 30 years in multiple capacities. Judy and Amy work together to produce the high-quality annual training series for HCCASAs. Judy calls Harper home, and raised her son and daughter here in the Hill Country. Judy is an avid member of her church, a fantastic cook, devoted grandma, and friend to all she meets. Judy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.