Darryl L. Capps – Executive Director 

Darryl is a Certified Volunteer Manager (CVM) and has been with Pulaski County CASA for 10 years.  He served as a CASA Supervisor for eight years before moving to the position of Executive Director in 2013.  Darryl is a native Texan and moved to Arkansas in 2005.  He has worked with children and youth for over 30 years in various positions in both the faith-based and public arenas.  He serves on several court improvement projects and committees and is active in his community and church.  He and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 34 years and have five children and 3 grandchildren.  


Tamara Keech – CASA Supervisor 

Tamara has been working in the Child Protection System in different capacities since 1990.  She has worked for CASA for the past four years and holds a human services degree.  Prior to coming to Arkansas she recruited and trained foster and adoptive families in Alaska.  Tamara has provided foster care for 17 years, developed a curriculum for adolescent's transitioning out of the foster care system and is a certified FASD 101 and 201 trainer.  Tamara is the mother of 18 with many other who call her mom.  Tamara’s passion is helping others be the best individual they can be.  She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, working out and traveling.


 Mindy Barranco - CASA Supervisor

  Mindy graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She holds a B.S. in Communications with a minor in Sociology.  Mindy loves working with children as she has held jobs as an Assistant Director of  Mother’s Day Out, a preschool teacher and a substitute teacher. Her favorite and hardest job is being a mother to three children.

Her passion is helping children find their forever home and is so excited to be part of the CASA team.  

Ben Washington - CASA Supervisor

Ben Washington is a recent UALR Anthropology graduate. He has worked in several capacities as a volunteer and as an Americoprs member over the last 5 years in Little Rock. His overall interest lie in advocacy?. In particular advocating for those who are largely marginalized the world over. He enjoys language learning and listening to new music.