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 five years and holds a human services degree and is a Certified Volunteer Manager.   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 and traveling.


Braxton Furlong - CASA Supervisor 

Braxton became involved with CASA in 2015 as a volunteer in White County. He holds a bachelor's degree in social work and is currently pursing a Master of Public Administration. Originally from Texas, Braxton moved to Arkansas in 2013. He loves working with and advocating for children.


Daniel Muniz - CASA Supervisor / Volunteer Coordinator

Daniel has been working as the Volunteer Coordinator for CASA since early 2018.   He lives in Little Rock with his wife and young son. Prior to joining the CASA team, Daniel worked for several years with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock.  Working with the community and assisting an under-served population led him to seek a greater opportunity to give back.  The opportunity to bring his passion for children coupled with skills as a bilingual Spanish speaker made CASA a great fit.   When not working, Daniel enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and dogs, traveling, and getting in quality riding time on his motorcycle.

Celeste Davis - CASA Supervisor

Celeste Davis, C.P., is a certified paralegal and has worked in the legal community since 1997.  Celeste’s love of the legal world and wanting to help families led her to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate in 2017.  Celeste decided to continue her journey with CASA when a position for advocate supervisor became available in 2018. Celeste is a Parenting Facilitator for Circle of Security Parenting and MYTE (Managing Youth Trauma Effectively).  She founded For Goodness Cakes in 2010 where she and volunteers provide birthday cakes for children in homeless shelters throughout central Arkansas.  Celeste’s passion is helping children reunite with their families in safe and permanent homes.  She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


Akissi Hill - CASA Supervisor

Akissi has been with Pulaski County CASA for 7 years. She started as a Volunteer Advocate November 2010 and is very happy about her new journey as a CASA Supervisor.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. She is also the founder of Ambitous Girls, Inc. and a Certified Life Coach who loves helping others.  In 2009, while conversing with other contestants in a pageant she was competing in, one of the contestants learned of Akissi's passion and love for youth and children. She was also a CASA volunteer in Faulkner County and informed Akissi of CASA, as well as recommended that she consider being a volunteer advocate in Pulaski County.  Akissi researched National CASA, fell in love with the mission and decided to pursue an opportunity with the organization when she had time to be an effective volunteer advocate.  She has served with other organizations and boards throughout the past 10 years but when asked why she continues to serve with CASA long-term, she answers "CASA is not only service for me, it is also my purpose to advocate and be a voice for abused and neglected children".  When she is not working, Akissi enjoys writing and listening to music. She is most known for her ambitious attitude in serving God and loving her family.


Jackson Bittner – CASA Supervisor

Jackson has worked in the nonprofit field for 6 years and has served as an Americorps VISTA for over 2 years.  In the spring of 2018 he graduated from UALR with a BA in political science with CNP and a certificate in group facilitation.  Originally from Ottawa Illinois, Jackson moved to Arkansas in 2012 to serve as an Americorps VISTA.  It was then that he fell in love with Arkansas and serving the community and chose to stay in Little Rock to make service into his career.


Suzette Keyser – Data Entry Clerk 

Suzette originally became a CASA in 2003 after she had retired.  "CASA has taught me that, at times, what I think is best for the children I advocate for is not always best.  We have our supervisors, our ad litems, our family service workers, and our judges.  We work as a team.  Majority does not always rule.  We as CASAs and others give the judge what we individually see is right based on our findings.  We have done our best.  Of all the children I have served, only two were not returned to their home.  I think that is wonderful for them all - including those adopted."  In addition to volunteering with CASA, Suzette has served on the board of the Jacksonville Senior Center.  She occasionally volunteers with AARP at functions such as community fairs and Shedit Days.  Suzette has worked with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) doing the taxes for low and moderate income individuals and families for over 35 years.  She has also been on the Jax Air Base Bowling Association since 2011.