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C.A.S.A. Staff

Audra Lee, Executive Director has over 16 years working in social services andNon-Profit Management.  She has extensive experience developing, coordinating, implementing and overseeing program procedures; managing employees; and grant procurement, coordination and reporting. She has demonstrated exemplary dedication helping clients with emotional and mental disorders, substance abuse, abused and neglected children, domestic violence survivors; and children with developmental delays, on the Autism spectrum, ADHD and oppositional defiant behavior. She holds certifications in Parent Child Interaction Therapy, as a certified Incredible Years Parenting Program Leader and Guiding Good Choices Prevention and Early Intervention Program Leader and in ASIST Suicide Prevention and Intervention. She is currently working towards earning her Doctorate in Psychology which will further help the clients she serves in the San Jacinto Valley and surrounding areas.

Diana Barnes-Fox, MA, Director of Counseling is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (#86531) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (#2079). She has been a volunteer advocate at CASA since 2012 and has been a therapist intern with us since earning her MA in Psychology from Bradman University in 2014. Diana is currently developing a series of Beyond Parenting Classes for our agency, which is a sexual assault awareness/prevention program for non-offending parents. She has over 15 years of experience in the mental health and sexual abuse fields, working previously as a child abuse social worker for Riverside County. She is also a certified advocate for child abuse, sexual assault, and domestic violence. In addition to working with those who have endured trauma, Diana has also devoted over 10 years as an ABA educator, working with children on the autism spectrum and with clients in a residential drug and alcohol treatment center program. Diana recently accepted the position as Director of Counseling and Empowerment Services at CASA.

Rachel Leal, MA, Director of Advocacy is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (#89530) and Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (#2575). Rachel joined CASA in 2014 as a volunteer advocate. She chose our agency to complete her practicum hours during graduate school because of her passion for working with clients with complex trauma. After completing her Master's in Psychology at Cal Southern University, she stayed on board with CASA as an intern and has since been promoted to the position of Director of Empowerment and Counseling Services. Rachel provides individual counseling to clients within the CASA office and at school sites within our local community. She also has led several Empowerment Groups within our local middle schools. Under her Director responsibilities, she also helps interview, hire, and train new therapist trainees and interns who join our agency. Rachel has previous experience as an on-site behavioral interventionist at a group home for foster youth, as well as previous teaching experience at the Pre-K and 1st grade levels.

Holly Briggs, M.A., MFT Intern 93829, Director of Outreach and Prevention. Holly Briggs has a Master Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brandman University. Holly has a passion for working with survivors of sexual assault. She became a Certified Victim’s Advocate in 2010 and joined C.A.S.A.’s Clinical team in 2015. She has obtained experience working with adults, teens, families and couples, and overseas services provided in our local school districts, college, and our Human Trafficking Outreach Program. In addition to her training as a Victim’s Advocate Holly has obtained additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Resiliency Model, and training for working with athletes. Holly has a passion for working within the community to provide awareness, promote prevention and support survivors and their families.