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.
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 have 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 (2021).
Moana is an integral part of San Diego's Pacific Islander community. She serves the Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian communities in San Diego County. She was appointed by the Mayor of La Mesa to the Community Service Commission and is the Vice President of the Hui O Hawaii of San Diego. She is passionate about servant leadership and setting an example for youth in her community as a social justice and equity change agent.
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.
Carol is a public health advocate and communications specialist at CASA. She began working in public health policy after more than 20 years as a radio and television journalist. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from San Diego State University.
David is a public health advocate specializing in youth and community engagement. His background includes organizing students for educational reform. In addition, David spent time working for a state assembly member in Sacramento. He holds a BA in Political Science and a minor in Chicano Studies from the University of California Davis.
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 studying criminal justice 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.