Officers 2016


Cindy Jackson, President

Executive Committee *, Governance Planning and Policy Committee *, Information Technology/Security Committee *, Budget Committee,

Cindy Jackson joined CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties in September 2014 as a member of the Board of Directors. Cindy is married to Charlie Jackson, who is also active in CASA and currently serves as an Advocate. They have one daughter, Jade Elizabeth.

Cindy spent over 25 years as a resident of Houston, Texas before moving to Liberty County in 2010. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a degree in Nursing and worked as an RN and Nursing Supervisor in a number of clinical positions and finally as a Medical Informatics Specialist and Medical Staff Clinical Information Manager at St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, Houston, Texas. She retired there with 15 years service in 2010.

Cindy and Charlie have traveled extensively; his work internationally allowing them the privilege of living in the United Kingdom and the People’s Republic of China. While in China, Cindy also continued her career and operated a medical clinic for all foreign expatriates in the city of Guangzhou, and in 1988, through their work connections, came their proudest achievement, the pioneering adoption of a three day old infant baby girl, Jade Elizabeth. Jade was the 11th child to have been adopted by foreigners in all of China. Today, she is a proud graduate of Texas A&M; holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering and is currently living and working in Quito, Ecuador with Schlumberger Integrated Project Management.

“After moving to Liberty County, we sought volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved in the community. Through our efforts, we were fortunate enough to meet some outstanding people associated with CASA and immediately knew this was something we also wanted to do. We felt we also could make a difference in young lives through this wonderful organization and today are committed to serving the abused and neglected children of our community.”

Sherial Lawson, Past President 

Executive Committee, Policy & Procedure Committee, Budget Committee


Lynette Croft, Vice President

Executive Committee, Development Committee *, Budget Committee, Fundraising Committee, Advocate and Recruiting *

Lynette Croft has been a CASA volunteer for 8 years and a CASA board member for 6 years. She is currently serving on the fundraising committee and volunteer advisory.

Lynette grew up in Dayton TX., graduating from Dayton High School in 1985. She received a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and masters in School Counseling from Lamar University. She is currently working as a school counselor for Tarkington ISD.

Glen and Lynette married in 1991 and have three wonderful children, Leslie, Cody and Katlyn. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Cleveland and is a member of Liberty County Aggie Moms.

“Being a CASA volunteer allows me to be the voice for a child in the foster care system that cannot speak for themselves. Speaking up for what’s in the child’s best interest has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Mark Herndon – Treasurer

Executive Committee, Finance Committee *, Budget Committee *, Compliance Committee *, Nominating Committee

Mark Herndon began serving as a member on the CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties Board of Directors in 2014.

Mark is a native Texan and has lived in Liberty, Texas since 1989, he is married to Leslie Herndon and they have two children, John Mark and Laura Beth.  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.  Then, he worked for The First Liberty National Bank for 16.5 years where he was Branch Manager of the FLNB Dayton Financial Center for the last 13.5 years.

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.

As a member of the Board of Directors, Mark hopes to be used in a way that will help make a positive impact in the lives of abused and neglected children by giving them the support they need to escape into a fulfilling and productive future.

Donna McClaugherty, Secretary

Executive Committee, Budget Committee, Board Recruiting and Retention Committee *, Nominating Committee

Donna McClaugherty has served on the CASA Board since 2009 when it first opened its doors in Liberty. She currently serves as the Board’s Secretary.

Donna is an educator who works for Sheldon ISD as a Science Instructional Coach. This position is one that brings her great challenges and great satisfaction. Previously she was a secondary science teacher at Dayton HS for 27 years and has seen many children move through he school system. She has been a member of this community since 1980. She belongs to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Liberty and is an active member who has performed multiple roles on the church council and served as a Sunday School teacher. She has raised three children and seen them become productive members of their communities.

Service to the community has long been something that Donna believes makes a person well-rounded. She has been an organizational sponsor for various school groups such as the National Honor Society and the Science Club, this provides many opportunities for service to the community.

Serving on the CASA Board has been one of the most rewarding endeavors that she has participated in. Helping to support the volunteers, that provide the voice for children, in the court system is truly a worthwhile job. Working within the nonprofit venue is a way of giving back to your community in ways that are often unseen but critical none the less. Every child in foster care deserves a strong persistent advocate for their best interest.



Nancy Otto

Compliance Committee, Budget Committee,

Nancy Otto joined CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties in 2009 as a charter member of the Board of Directors, and she has served as Treasurer and now serves on the Finance Committee.

Nancy is a native and lifelong resident of Dayton, graduating from Dayton High School in 1966, and Sam Houston State University with a degree in Business Administration in 1970. She worked for Shell Chemical and Shell Oil in Houston before staying home to raise a family, then having a 26 year career as Office Manager with K. Robert Seaberg, D.D.S., Inc. in Dayton.   When her children were growing up, she volunteered in Cub Scouts, Little League Baseball, UMYF, and the Dayton Park Board.

Nancy is currently a member of Libertad Chapter NSDAR and an active member of First United Methodist Church.

Nancy is married to high school sweetheart John Otto who is a CPA and serves in the Texas Legislature as State Representative, District 18.  Nancy is a member of Legislative Ladies Club, an auxiliary organization for spouses of Legislators, and served as Club President in 2011/2012.  John and Nancy have two sons, Bryan of Bryan, Texas, and Jason and wife, Brandee of Kyle, Texas, and three granddaughters, Bailee, Emilee and Malloree of Kyle.

Regarding serving on the CASA Board, Nancy says, “When you’re busy raising your family in a loving home, with loving parents in the tradition you were brought up in, I guess it’s easy to think that’s normal.  Then you get involved in an organization like CASA, and you quickly see that too many children are robbed of their innocence, and taken from their homes, moved from what they know as normal.  It’s good if we can help even one child, but our goal is to have a CASA for each and every child in foster care.”


Terry Bivens

Legislative Action Team, Advocate Recruiting and Retention Committee


Steve Daniele

Policy and Procedure Committee, Nominating Committee *, Board Recruiting and Retention

Steve Daniele was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1956. His family moved to Dallas, Texas where he planned to attend Texas A&M University after high school. Instead family and a business opportunity brought him to Houston.

Steve is Founder, President 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 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.

His hobbies include golf, fishing, bow-hunting and soccer.

Glen Croft

Fundraising Committee *

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 married Lynette in 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.

 Linda Poole – Spacek

Policy and Procedure Committee *, Legal Advisor



Jason Dauenhauer, Board Adviser Financial 

Budget Committee


(*Committee Chair)