Meet our team
CASA is proud to introduce our agents of change who lead community efforts to address the root causes of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and illegal drug use and abuse using research-based prevention strategies.
Public Health Advocate
Rebecca comes to CASA with a background in child advocacy, public relations, and association management. Her public health advocacy focus at CASA includes monitoring local, state, and federal government decision-making to help ensure that elected and appointed officials keep safe and healthy neighborhoods front and center in their deliberations. A relative newcomer to the San Diego area, she is a graduate of Furman University and spent most of her career in the Southeast and New Jersey.
Jean was the Coordinator of Drug Free Julian Community Coalition for CASA for seven years. She comes to public health work with a strong background in community organizing and youth education. Jean is currently the coordinator of our Tobacco Control Program. She holds a BA in Education from San Diego State University.
With over 30 years of marketing, sales, and operational publishing experience, Bonnie brings her passion for community service and advocating for underserved populations to CASA. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of California San Diego, a Professional Certificate in Grant Writing from San Diego State University, and certifications in Strategic Planning and Leadership. She's also a founding member of La Mesa Conversations and was Chair of La Mesa's Citizen Task Force on Homelessness.
Ferdoos Ebadi Rad
Public Health Advocate
Ferdoos works with STAAND and supports our youth engagement initiatives. In addition, she provides administrative support to the CASA team. Ferdoos is an alumni of our STAAND program who graduated with honors from El Cajon Valley High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Women's Studies at San Diego State University.
Carol coordinates the 80+ member El Cajon Collaborative (ECC). The ECC provides local connectivity to the San Diego Association of Government’s Regional Transportation Plan to increase local walkability, access to healthy food, and services for the region’s large refugee population. Carol also manages web-based resource network of health and human service programs and providers.
Dana Stevens, Executive Director, has been a community organizer, policy advocate and champion for marginalized populations her entire adult life. Her passion for community begins with empowering local residents to amplify their voice for healthy, safe options to thrive. Dana has been with CASA since 2007 and has served as Executive Director since 2013. Dana earned a BA in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego, a Certificate of Nonprofit Management from University of San Diego and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University.