With over 80 years of combined case management experience, our dedicated five 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goldie Rabson has spent the last 17 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 guardians ad litem 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 Kerr 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. 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 Hill Country CASA’s Volunteer Coordinator and the Case Supervisor for Gillespie and Kendall County.
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.
Leah Peterson has dedicated the last 10 years of her professional career to serving children and families in the Texas Hill Country and other surrounding rural areas. She is passionate about child welfare, advocating for those in need, and is driven to build awareness about topics such as child abuse/neglect, addiction/recovery, mental health, and how to promote positive change for individuals and families. Leah Peterson is Hill Country CASA’s case supervisor for Bandera County.
Prior to joining the team at Hill Country CASA, Peterson was employed for 7 years with Department of Family and Protective Services; 5 years as a Conservatorship Worker and 2 years as a Kinship Worker. Following employment with DFPS, Peterson remained active in the realm of child welfare as a contracted legal assistant for attorneys appointed to represent children and parents in CPS legal cases and also continued to serve children and families as an Advanced Family Law Mediator.
Peterson was born in Houston, Texas. She was raised in Bandera County since 1986 and also raised her two adult daughters (Remington and Kaylyn) in the same small town community. Her hobbies include traveling, live music, art, and spending time with her children, family, and friends. Peterson 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 a 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.