Kathleen Stewart Richey
Kathleen Stewart Richey is the Executive Director of Louisiana CASA Association. Kathleen retired in January 2015 after 24 years as Judge of the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court. In addition to local task forces and committees, Kathleen was appointed by the Louisiana Supreme Court to serve on the Louisiana Court Improvement CARE Advisory Committee and the Legislative Task Force on Legal Representation in CINC Cases. She was instrumental in establishing Capital Area CASA in 1992. Among the many honors and awards she has received, Kathleen was named Louisiana CASA Judge of the Year in 1998, received the LSBA Children’s Law Award in 2014, and received the Catherine D Kimball Award for the Advancement of the Administration of Justice Award in 2017.
Director of Member Services
Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management, and numerous certifications related to business management. She has extensive experience in helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. Amanda is the mother of three children whom she shares with her husband of 13 years. As Director of Member Services, Amanda provides network support and technical assistance to each of the local CASA programs to further promote our mission of building, supporting, and advocating for a statewide network of court-appointed volunteers to speak for abused and neglected children.
Wanda Joseph graduated from Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View Texas, with a degree in secretarial science. She worked at Southern University as a secretary in the College of Education and the College of Business before moving on to work as an Administrative Assistant at Casey Family Program. She came to Louisiana CASA Association about ten years ago as an Executive Assistant and furthered her work with the organization after retirement as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and as the Community Liaison Coordinator.