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Executive Committee

Glen Croft

Glen Croft has served CASA of Liberty & Chambers counties since 2009.  As a charter member of the board of directors he has served as President and Past President. He is currently a board member and fundraising committee chair. Glen grew up in Tarkington and graduated high school in 1982. He attended Wyoming Tech and completed their diesel program. He was raised in the logging industry and worked in the family business with Croft Logging until 1991. He worked at Champion Paper Mill from 1991 to 2001 as a multi-crafted maintenance technician. He is currently working for Entergy as a fleet mechanic. Glen has served on Tarkington School Board, Ryan Cemetery Board, and Staff Pastor Parrish committee at First United Methodist Church Cleveland. Glen and Lynette have been married since 1991 and has three children Leslie, Cody and Katlyn. Glen says serving on the CASA board of directors is an honor because this organization is providing “a voice “for the children we serve.

VICE President


Tammy Glaze

Tammy Glaze began volunteering for CASA upon her retirement from education in 2016. In August of 2018, she joined the board of directors. With her career background in education as a teacher, campus principal and district administrator, it was a natural transition to continue serving children through this organization.  Tammy resides in Dayton with husband Tim.

Donna McClaugherty

Donna McClaugherty has lived in Liberty county since 1980.  She has been an educator in the field of science for the past 38 years and the welfare of children is one of her top concerns.  She has an undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) and a masters from Lamar University.  She is the proud mom of 3 children now grown and successfully out on their own.  She hopes to support other families that are currently working toward that goal through her involvement in CASA.


Jacob Powell 
Past President

Jacob Powell has served on the CASA board of directors since 2018 and enjoys the opportunity to support children through this organization. He is an electrical engineer at Covestro and encourages employee engagement in the community as a member of their executive outreach committee. Jacob resides in Baytown with his wife, Bekah, and their three children. They are also a licensed foster family.

Lynette Croft
Board Member

Lynette Croft is a school counselor for Tarkington ISD in Tarkington, TX. Lynette is of native Dayton, Texas and has been a CASA volunteer Advocate for 8 years and a board member for 6 years. In addition to her position as Board President, Lynette is a member of First United Methodist Church in Cleveland and a member of the Liberty County Aggie Moms. After graduating from Dayton High School in 1985, Lynette earned a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and masters in School Counseling from Lamar University. Lynette an her husband Glen, have been married since 1991 and have three wonderful children, Leslie, Cody and Katlyn.

Lanell Higginbotham
Board Member
Edmond Long
Board Member
PattI Long
Board Member

Patti Long and her husband Edmond moved to Mont Belvieu in 2022. They are from Georgia and they both retired in 2019. Edmond has served as Pastor of Southern Baptist churches for 40 plus years and Patti taught high school Spanish and English for 30 years. They moved to Texas to be near their son and his family.

Patti holds a BS in English and Spanish and a MS in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching, Patti has served as chairperson of the Fine Arts Department at Ringgold High School and Lead Teacher for Foreign Languages. Also, she is a Certified Google Educator.

After retiring in 2019, Patti developed a literacy program called Reading Buddies which targets at risk K-3 students. The program paired community volunteers with select K-3 teachers. Volunteers assisted at least 1 hour per week working with struggling readers. In addition, Patti served on the Board of Directors of the Catoosa County Library and on the planning committee for Summer Reading Camp for at-risk students which is sponsored by the Catoosa Library and the Catoosa County School system. Since moving to Texas, Patti has served as a volunteer with Friends of the Library in Chambers County and is currently chair- person of the Chambers County Library Advisory Board. She also teaches an ESL class at the Mont Belvieu library.

Ashley Ramirez
Board Member
Sherial Lawson
ADvisory Board Member