Family Law CASA Staff
Roxanne Mennes is the Executive Director for the Family Law CASA program. Roxanne is an attorney who also has experience in child development, social services and education. Roxanne most recently served as the Director of Continuing Education for Seattle University School of Law and King County Bar Association. Roxanne served as an Assistant Attorney General in Arizona, representing CPS; was a Child Therapist for The Children’s Center of Salt Lake City; and was the Director of Public Legal Education for CASA de los Niños in Tucson, Arizona. Roxanne served as a CASA in Dependency and Family Law in 3 states for over 20 years before joining Family Law CASA. She has taken an active role in educating GALs in Washington State and has consulted with a variety of non-profit organizations focusing on children’s issues. In her spare time, Roxanne enjoys horseback riding and sailing with her family, and making public appearances on behalf of Family Law CASA.
Lisa McGuinness Carroll is the Director of Development for Family Law CASA. She leads fundraising, marketing, and community outreach efforts for the organization. Lisa graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in economics. She spent over 15 years in the tech industry before dedicating her time to non-profit fundraising. Lisa is a past member of Family Law CASA’s Board of Directors and a long-time supporter.
Camille Schaefer is the Program Attorney for Family Law CASA. She provides legal counsel to our program and represents our advocates in court. Camille was previously in private family law practice both as a solo practitioner and with a small firm. She was a founding Board member of the Washington Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and volunteers with the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics.
Hannah Farkas joined our team in the Summer of 2013 as our Office Administrator. She became Family Law CASA’s Legal Administrator in December 2014. Prior to Family Law CASA, Hannah managed a prominent website in the Southeast. In college, Hannah volunteered with at-risk youth in school. She studied criminal justice and social work in college and hopes that working with Family Law CASA will expose her more to her field of study. Outside of work, she loves to travel and explore new cultures with her husband and friends around the world.
Ann-Marie Croy first joined Family Law CASA as an advocate in February 2013 and immediately fell in love with the work. She served the organization as a contract attorney and is now one of our three advocate supervisors. Before joining Family Law CASA, Ann-Marie was an attorney. She went to law school at Gonzaga University, and has been practicing law since 1999. She has practiced in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and most recently as an estate planning attorney. She loves to spend time with her husband and three children, run marathons, and volunteer for Special Olympics.
Lauren Melvin joined Family Law CASA in February 2014 as an Advocate Supervisor. Lauren has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Seattle University. Lauren previously worked in case management for at-risk and homeless youth and brings with her extensive knowledge of the sensitivity and compassion needed for working with families in crisis. Away from work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, running, riding horses, and volunteering with local nonprofit agencies.
Lynn Skirven joined Family Law CASA in October 2015 as an Advocate Supervisor. Lynn has a Master’s degree in Social Work, holds a clinical license in Washington, D.C., and Virginia, and is working toward licensure in Washington. As a social worker, Lynn’s focus is on understanding individuals within the context of their environment, relationships, and life experiences, in order to assist with their healing process. During her professional experience, Lynn has worked with individuals facing homelessness, HIV/AIDS, out of home placements, and families impacted by poverty, chronic mental illness, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Lynn has supervised BSW and MSW interns, and values professional growth, learning, and development. Outside the office, Lynn enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, and her interests include running, yoga, cooking, exploring new places, and open-mindedness.
Kristian Kastner joined Family Law CASA as an administrative assistant in February 2015. Kristian is a Tennessee native, new Seattle resident, and recent graduate having earned her MA in International Conflict and Security in Brussels, Belgium. While in college, she volunteered extensively with the Women’s Action Council, and participated in multiple fundraising events to benefit women and children in the community. Outside of the office, Kristian has a passion for international affairs, and she loves to cook, read, and explore the outdoors with her friends and fiancé.