Board of Directors

Board of Directors2018-11-09T16:12:24+00:00

Board of Directors

ETHAN HARE, Board Chair- started off in small construction companies working as a laborer and apprentice carpenter.  He then founded Weekend Warriors, which evolved into Hare Construction Inc. His favorite aspects of the job are constantly learning, problem solving and satisfying customers in a difficult field of work. Ethan joined the  CASA of Monterey County Board of Directors in 2012, and has served as board chair since 2017.

JENNIFER ROSENTHAL IVERSON, Board Vice-Chair

AERIN MURPHY, Board Secretary- is an experienced civil attorney, handling cases ranging from representing victims of domestic violence to representing Fortune 500 companies in complex civil litigation.  In her off-time, Aerin enjoys spending time with her husband, toddler daughter, and menagerie of animals, in addition to lending a hand in the family winery.  Aerin has graciously served as board secretary since joining the CASA of Monterey County Board of Directors in 2016.

SHANNON STEVENS, Board Treasurer

DAVID ALAN BERNAHL II

RAY CORPUZ has served as the City Manager for the City of Salinas since 2012. He has over 27 years of experience serving as a City Manager between the cities of Salinas and Seaside, California, as well as Tacoma, Washington. He has been recognized for excellence in management, innovation, intergovernmental relations, citizen involvement, and public service. Ray joined CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors in 2015.

DON FREEMAN

SIOBHAN GREENE is President/CEO of Hospice Giving Foundation, focused on end-of-life care and services.  She specializes in nonprofit executive management and board governance.  Her career includes working with children, mental health services, marketing, and non-profits.  Before joining the Foundation, Siobhan was Executive Director of CASA of Monterey County for over seven years, and for three years was CASA's Director of Development.  She joined CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors in 2018.  Siobhan served on California CASA Board of Directors, was President of the Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea (2016), and is past-Commissioner for Monterey County's Juvenile Justice Commission, having been Chair in 2012.

CATHERINE GRIGGS

MARTHA GUSTAVSON is a CPA with Hayashi Wayland. Martha holds a B.A. in business management economics from UC Santa Cruz and a M.S. in Taxation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Martha joined the CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors in September 2018.

CYNTHIA HOUSE came to Monterey from Los Angeles in 1989, where she worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist in both periodontal and prosthetic practices.  Since moving to this area, she has been active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations including acting as co-chair for the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish annual Gala, for 16 years.  Cynthia joined CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors in 2018.

GIANNA JACKSON has spent most of her career in technology sales in Silicon Valley.  For the last 20 years, she has been with OpenText where, year over year, she is recognized as one of the top account executives globally. Born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula, in 2013, she welcomed the opportunity to move "home" with her husband where they raise their two young daughters.  She has supported and benefited various other local nonprofit organizations including Big Sur Land Trust, Monterey Museum of Art, and Stevenson School. Gianna joined the CASA of Monterey County Board of Directors in 2015, and co-chaired a record breaking Gala in 2017.

PATTY ROSS is a Realtor with Sotheby's International Realty. She was a CASA advocate from 2009 to 2011, chaired an awareness/fundraiser, Fiesta de CASA, for the past 3 years, and is also on the board of the Carmel Sunset Center Cultural Center. She is a graduate from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Education, and has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren. Patty has been on the CASA of Monterey County Board of Directors since 2011.

PETE SCUDDER, along with his wife Karen, founded Scudder Roofing out of his Prunedale garage in 1982. Today, the award winning, multi-million dollar roofing company represents the highest standards in the industry. When he's not working on roofs, you will usually find Pete volunteering his time to organizations like the Boy Scouts or CASA of Monterey County, and spending time with his close-knit family.

ERIN WHITE is the Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Manager at Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA, where she has helped spearhead a $50 million capital campaign for major facilities and endowment projects. Prior to working in Development, worked in Admissions at her alma mater, Loyola University Maryland, and at Santa Catalina. She has also served as a dorm parent and advisor during her tenure at Santa Catalina and resides on campus with her husband and two children.

JEN WHITE has over 20 years’ experience in the digital healthcare sector and is passionate about leveraging innovation to drive efficiencies and increased effectiveness in patient care.  She is an SVP of Strategic Partnerships at Klick Health, one of the world’s leading independent technology, marketing and innovation firms focused in healthcare, and holds an MBA from Yale University.  Jen moved full-time to the Monterey Peninsula in 2015 and joined CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors in 2017.

JEANNETTE WITTEN has been practicing law since 1998 and serves as the Managing Partner of Hudson Martin Ferrante Street Witten & DeMaria PC.  Voted by the Monterey County Weekly reader’s as the best Attorney in Monterey County for 2012-2018, Jeannette has been recognized as one of the most 25 influential people in Monterey County.  Jeannette is also very active in the public sector, supporting and benefiting numerous charitable organizations.  Jeannette served on  CASA of Monterey County's Board of Directors 2007 to 2017, and due to her dedication to CASA, is recognized in designation as Board Chair Emeritus.