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.
Steve Daniele is the Founder and CEO of Seal – Pac Professional Services, Inc. which was founded in 1979. Seal – Pac is located in Baytown, Texas and is a leading provider of sealing components for the refining, chemical and power generation industry. He has been actively involved in volunteer and charitable activities in the community. Steve is a two- time Chairman of the Board for the Baytown Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Rotary Club Baytown, Past Board Member for the Baytown Family YMCA, President of East Lake Houston Soccer Association and member of the United Way Allocations Committee. Steve is a proud father of four and just recently welcomed his 5th grandchild, Christian Jacob Daniele into our world.
Mark Herndon retired from The First Liberty National Bank after 16.5 years where he was Branch Manager of the First Liberty National Bank and Dayton Financial Center for the last 13.5 years. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Business from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1988. Following graduation, Mark worked 8.5 years for the USDA. Mark is a native Texan and has lived in Liberty, Texas since 1989. While living in Liberty and working in Dayton, Mark served several organizations including Dayton Team City, Dayton Rotary Club, Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Dayton FFA Livestock Show and Rodeo Sales Committee, Friends of Scouting, Business Professionals of America Contest Judge and the Liberty Municipal Library Board. Also, during this same time he participated in and completed Leadership Liberty County and Leadership Southeast Texas. Mark is a member of First Baptist Church of Liberty and has served there since 1989. Mark is married to his wife, Leslie and have two children, John Mark and Laura Beth.
Jan is recently retired from Dayton ISD after teaching and coaching for 19 years. She grew up in Trinity, Texas and received her bachelor’s degree from Lamar University. Jan is married to Jay Knight, County Judge for Liberty County and she has lived in Dayton since 1980. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dayton and serves as a Sunday School Teacher, oversees the scheduling of the “children’s moment ministry” and is a member of the United Methodist Women. Jan is also a long time member of the Libertad Chapter of the NSDAR-Libertad Chapter, currently serving as Secretary to the Liberty County Republican Women and a member of the Dayton All Sports Booster Club. Jan’s and Jay’s family include their children, Jesse of Onalaska, Texas and Jenna and husband Chase of Barbers Hill, Texas and two grandchildren, Tyler and Tate. Jan stated that making a difference in young lives has always been her passion. Now that she has retired from teaching and the coaching field it will be a privilege to help make a positive impact in the lives of abused and neglected children.
Linda Poole Spacek has been a Board Member for CASA since 2015. She was born and raised in Liberty, Texas. Linda obtained a BA Degree from Texas Tech University and earned a JD from South Texas College of Law. She is a licensed member of the State Bar of Texas. Linda spent the first eight years of her career working for civil litigation and family law attorneys. For over the past thirty-five years she has been employed in the oil industry dealing with all facets of acquisitions and divestitures, including negotiating various land matters. Linda’s activities include farming and ranching in Liberty and Williamson Counties with her husband, J. Michael Spacek, being a member of the Liberty Garden Club as well as serving on the Bereavement Committee at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Linda considers it a privilege to serve on CASA’s Board and delights to be a part of and witness the progress CASA continues to make in achieving the goals for the best interest of the child.
Sherial L Lawson has been a CASA Liberty & Chambers Counties Board member since Sept of 2010. Sherial is a native and lifelong resident of Dayton, graduating from Dayton High School in May 1975, from Lee College with Associate Degree in Nursing in May 1982 and from University of Texas Medical Branch in December 1988 with BS in Nursing. She has been employed at Texas Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Houston, TX since 1982 and currently is in the TCH Pavilion for Women NICU. While homeschooling/rearing her son, she volunteered for DYSA as team mom, AWANA, Civil Air Patrol and Dayton Library Board. Sherial currently serves as Liberty County Precinct #30 Chair/Judge, as member of Dayton City Council and is an active member of First Baptist Church of Dayton. Sherial is the mother of one son, Richard Gabriel Lawson, who is a Houston Baptist University graduate and lives in Dayton. “Being raised in a loving two parent family and raising my son with the assistance of my mother, I was totally ignorant of the plight of and the number of children in the foster care system. I never gave thought to what happens to those children after they “age-out” of the foster care system, how many become involved in crime, what they do for holidays and summer breaks (should they stay in school and go to college) or with whom they share important life event, i.e. graduation, marriage, children, etc. Becoming involved with CASA has open my eyes and helped me see the need for such an organization to intervene on behalf of these children, to assist with finding forever homes, to equip them with basic life skills, to live independently and to make them aware of resources available to them in a timely manner so they can make proper, timely life choices. Given the need, may God cause CASA to prosper to help meet the goal of “every child, a CASA”.
Advisory Board Member
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.
Advisory Board Member
Jason Dauenhauer is a Certified Public Accountant and Global Management Accountant and has spent the last twenty-three years as a Professional Energy Industry Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accounts (TSCPA). Jason enjoys volunteering, and is also an ordained deacon.