Lucas County CASA Elects New Board Members
Feb. 6, 2012: Lucas County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has announced the selection of its newest members to the Lucas County CASA/CRB Volunteer Association Advisory Board. The Board selected the following individuals of the greater Toledo community to join the Advisory Board:
Lourdes Santiago, JD was recently appointed as the director of Toledo’s embattled neighborhoods department. She has previously served as a Senior Attorney for the City of Toledo Law Department for over 30 years and was appointed as a Council member with the Toledo City Council in 2006. She is the Vice President of the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center and volunteers on various other Latino projects and boards. Lourdes has an
influential, active voice in the community. She has volunteered her legal expertise in domestic violence and immigration cases.
Christy Cole, JD is currently a private practice attorney and business owner in the Toledo area. Christy graduated from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 2001 with honors. She has a strong background in juvenile law working in the Prosecutor’s Offices in Fulton County and Ottawa County and serving as a CASA/GAL (Guardian Ad Litem). Christy also served as the Co-Host of the “Coach and Christy Lee Show” on Fox Sports, in addition to
being a correspondent for the Buckeye Cable Sports Network. Christy’s strong communication background and passion for juvenile justice will serve as a beneficial contribution to the board.