Darryl is a Certified Volunteer Manager (CVM) and has been with Pulaski County CASA for 14 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 38 years and have five children and 5 grandchildren.
Angie has been with CASA for over 6 years. She first served as a Volunteer Advocate before transitioning to the role of Advocate Supervisor with Grand Prairie CASA. She joined Pulaski County CASA in early 2020 as the Program Coordinator. Angie was raised in Central Arkansas and has over ten years of experience working with children and families. Her goal is to work in conjunction with the Board, Staff, and Volunteer Advocates to maintain the highest program standards, grow, and strengthen Pulaski County CASA.
Angie is active in her church and community. Together she and her husband, Eric, have 3 grown children; Jerril, Hannah, & Fox, and one precious red-haired granddaughter, Sierra.
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, 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 started with Pulaski County CASA as a Volunteer Advocate in 2010 and became a supervisor in 2018. She is a Certified Life Coach, who also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, an MBA and has over 30 hours earned towards her DBA. 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 part of my purpose in advocating for youth”.
Akissi enjoys writing, listening to music, and napping. She is most known for her ambitious attitude in serving God and loving her family.
Tosha Jeffries is an Arkansas native born in the city of Little Rock. Tosha was a P.A.R.K (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) graduate that began her passion with serving at-risk youth when she graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a trained CPR instructor, Teaching Family Model certified, and certified to instruct Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI). She holds a bachelor’s degree in health education and is currently pursuing a master’s in social work at the University of Arkansas of Little Rock.
In her spare time, Tosha enjoys serving God, spending time with her son, family, and friends. “I love a challenge and an opportunity to grow. I never want to limit myself to just what I think I can do; I want to do the unthinkable when it comes to helping others succeed beyond what they thought was possible.” -Tosha
Anya Mowry was born in Siberia, Russia. She was in an orphanage from ages 5-11. She was adopted by an American family at age 11. She then grew up in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Anya and her husband, Alex moved to Arkansas in 2016. Together they have 4 children.
Anya became a CASA Advocate in 2018. She is the author of My Life in Siberia, Russia. Anya worked with Arkansas Dream Center prior to joining the CASA Staff as an Advocate Supervisor. Anya has a heart for working with children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Her past experiences with abuse and neglect led her to pursue working with CASA. She specializes in cases with children who are victims of crime.
Xanthoula is a native of Greece. She has lived in Arkansas since 1991. She became a CASA Advocate in 2014. In addition to her role as Advocate, Xanthoula is Pulaski County CASA’s Community Outreach Liason and a Certified Trainer.
She met her husband Bruce when he was in the military and stationed in Greece. They have been married for 31 years and have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Xanthoula is active in her church and community.