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.
Sherial Lawson has been on the CASA Board of Directors since September 2017. She works as a Practitioner in the NICU at the Texas Children’s Hospital and is an active leader in the community. She is a member of the Dayton County Chamber of Commerce and the Dayton Leadership Alliance. Ms. Lawson serves as position #2 as a Dayton City Councilwoman, and she is the Vice President of the Liberty County Republican Party.
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.
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.
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.