BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Stuart J. Young - Board Chair
Stuart was an international and U.S. school superintendent for close to twenty-five years. An Oregon school superintendent who also lived in Pakistan, Jamaica, Norway, Bangladesh, Japan (14 years), Thailand and Costa Rica, he and his wife, Sandy, have worked with children and their families for their entire lives. Settling in Central Oregon since 2000, Stuart has three grown children and eight grand children. He also serves on the Bend-La Pine School Board.
Ellen Wolff - Vice Chair
Ellen Wolff is very familiar with CASA programs, as she served on the board of Clackamas County CASA for more than a decade. She holds an undergraduate degree from Ohio University and a JD from University of Oregon. She served as law clerk for the Oregon State Circuit Court, and worked in private practice and for Multnomah County Legal Aid. She served on the Clackamas County CASA Board of Directors from 2002 to 2013 and on the Forward Stride Board of Directors for three terms.
Kat Mastrangelo - Secretary
Kat is executive director of Volunteers in Medicine and has more than 30 years of experience in economic development and health care administration. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Georgetown University, and a Masters in Public and Health Care Administration from Indiana University. She has served as the Executive Director for Volunteers in Medicine since 2008, after beginning her work there as a volunteer in 2004. Kat and her husband, Mike, and their three daughters moved to Bend in 2003. She has a long standing interest in serving vulnerable populations.
Donna Mills - Treasurer
Donna Mills is currently serving the Central Oregon Health Council, as their Executive Director. Prior to joining COHC she was the Chief Executive Officer for Integrated Community Health Partners (ICHP), one of the first Regional Care Collaborative Organizations (RCCOs) in Colorado. Donna has a strong background in finance, healthcare, and healthcare payer systems. Donna obtained her BS in Accounting from Strayer University in Washington DC, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She also worked as a Chief Financial Officer for over 20 years. She is dedicated to advancing Healthcare Transformation. She is currently serving as Board Treasurer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Central Oregon; she is a volunteer chaplain for the Colorado State Patrol, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Before relocating to Central Oregon, she served as Mentor for the President’s Leadership Program (Colorado State University, Pueblo), and also served as a volunteer and counselor for a special bereavement camp for children sponsored by Sangre de Cristo Hospice. Donna is pleased to serve the Tri-County region both professionally and personally. She and her husband have five grown children and 4 grandchildren. They enjoy serving in their community and being outdoors.
Don is Managing Partner Cornerstone Realty Holdings and has over 35 years of experience as a business executive. He is a graduate of Oregon State University. He and his wife moved to Bend in 2006, where he co-founded Cornerstone Realty Holdings, an owner/operator of multifamily communities and adult residential care facilities. Don joined the CASA board in July of 2009 because of a personal interest in making a meaningful contribution to the lives of children in need in Central Oregon.
Jason is an Attorney for the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. A long time Oregonian, he received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Oregon State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon. Jason began his legal career in Portland and moved to Bend in 2003. In 2005, he began working for the Deschutes County District Attorney’s office. He currently handles a caseload of juvenile dependency and delinquency cases. Inspired and impressed by CASA’s presence in the courtroom, Jason joined CASA’s Board of Directors in 2012. Jason is married with a lovely young daughter. When he’s not in the courtroom, he enjoys biking, running, skiing, golfing and just about every other outdoor activity Central Oregon has to offer.
Lisa Koch moved to Central Oregon from the Portland area in 1999. She is currently the Director of Client Operations at Zojio Technologies. She retired from Sales and Marketing at Xerox Corporation in 2011 after 30+ years. After retiring, she worked for BendFilm for a year and has continued to head up volunteer coordination for the festival. She is on the Board of the Oregon Dressage Society which helps feed her passion for riding. Her interest in CASA stems from giving back to the community and providing for those who are in need, especially those with little or no support. She has a wonderful son who is attending the University of Oregon.
Cathy Tai is a semi-retired interior designer who has worked in California and Hawaii. She has been involved with many nonprofits through the years, including Pacific Cancer Society, Women Helping Women, Ka Lima O Maui, Growing Dreams, Maui Youth and Family Services, and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. She served on the Board of Directors of the Maui Medical Center Foundation for six years, chairing several committees on development and fundraising. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tower Theatre Foundation in Bend, Oregon.