Monica Martinez is honored to serve as the Program Director for CASA of Mariposa County. She began her work at CASA in 2016 and has continued to be actively involved in the development and growth of CASA’s programs. Monica started on the team that created the RECESS program from the ground up. Her passion to support children and their families helped RECESS to grow into a dynamic, successful resource for the Mariposa community. Her persistence and work ethic lead to a promotion as CASA’s Program Coordinator. In this role, Monica combined her knowledge of the needs of families with advocating for children in Mariposa’s foster and delinquency systems. Working with Volunteer Advocates, community partners, and children in foster care strengthened her sense of commitment to provide quality, direct services to the youth CASA supports. Now as CASA’s Program Director, Monica is using her wisdom and experiences to instill these values in all of CASA’s programs. Monica resides in Mariposa with her husband and four children. She counts her children among her greatest accomplishments. Monica enjoys spending quality time with her family, whether it be at sporting events with her kids or enjoying a nice day out and about in beautiful Mariposa. She is excited about the work that CASA is doing and is looking forward to innovations and progress yet to come.
Salena Garcia joined the CASA family in September of 2022 as a Program Specialist. She first began her work with foster children as a CASA volunteer in Merced County. Working with disadvantaged children eventually led her to become a Resource Parent soon after. It was during these times that Salena realized her passion for advocating for underprivileged communities and began to gain the skills necessary to help those in need. After graduating with her AAs in Communications and Psychology in 2022, Salena plans to advance her psychology degree so she can cater to a wider range of people in the future. For now, she helps volunteers track their cases and make the important connections that are needed to best help their child.
Salena is looking forward to working in the Mariposa community with such dedicated advocates and awesome children! It is her goal to raise awareness and provide safety, permanence, and well-being for every child in need.
Audrey Davis recently joined the CASA team in December 2022. Prior to that she worked as a classroom teacher in Mariposa County and for two other programs of the Alliance: Mountain Crisis Services and Ethos. She loves working with youth and adults, and is excited to learn more about innovative ways to advocate for youth. She will be primarily focused on training and recruiting volunteers and supporting the mission of both CASA and the Alliance.
Outside of work Audrey enjoys playing music with her friends and family, spending time with her brilliant 11 year-old daughter, running, hiking, reading, and experimenting in the kitchen. She has lived in the Mariposa/Yosemite area for almost 20 years and appreciates the beauty and humanity in this wonderful community.
Cecilia joined CASA Of Mariposa County in May 2021 as a program specialist. She joined CASA to pursue her passion for helping others, especially youth! Growing up as the oldest sibling of 4 children has prepared her for this role, giving her skills such as patience, empathy and conflict resolution. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and also doing crafts. Her favorite part of the work day is seeing children light up when playing and participating in RECESS activities. She loves being involved with the community and strives to make a positive impact.
Cecilia comes from a big family and knows everyone has hardships and everyone deserves a big support system. In her role at CASA, she is happy to be part of the support team and a helping hand. She is proud to be a part of such an amazing program and hopes to touch the lives of as many children and parents as possible!