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.
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 as an advocate supervisor before becoming the Program 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.
Sarah Zubair joined Family Law CASA in May 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. Prior to joining CASA, Sarah practiced as an attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia before returning to her native city of Seattle, where she continued her law practice in general civil litigation and family law, with a particular focus on high-conflict cases. Sarah also volunteered as a Family Law CASA and Dependency CASA advocate prior to joining Family Law CASA. In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, reading, and playing fetch with her German Shepherd, Maggie.
Angela Langer joined Family Law CASA in April of 2016 as an Advocate Supervisor. She previously worked at Ivy Law Group in Ballard while earning her law degree from Seattle University School of Law. During law school she was an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and completed internships at the ACLU of Washington in Seattle, First Star in Washington D.C., and the Washington State Supreme Court in Olympia with the Honorable Mary Yu. She has also worked as a domestic violence victim advocate and as a supervisor at a homeless shelter for young adults. Angela is passionate about social justice and enjoys comedy, writing, and spending time with her dogs and fiancé.
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.
Kristian Warpinski joined Family Law CASA as an Office Administrator in February 2015. Kristian is a Tennessee native and earned her MA in International Conflict and Security in Brussels, Belgium. 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 children's rights, and she loves to bake, read, and explore the outdoors with her friends and husband.