Lancaster, CA, August 27, 2013 — CASA is proud to announce that Lesley Bois has been appointed as its new Antelope Valley Regional Manager. Lesley has served as a Senior Program Coordinator for CASA since 2011.
Lesley began her career at Aspiranet, a private non-profit foster care agency, where she served as a Social Worker, Recruiter and Social Work Supervisor. Her career path took her to Family Connections Christian Adoptions, where she developed the Fost/Adopt Program and became Director of Social Work Services, overseeing five offices in California. Prior to joining CASA, Lesley served as the International Adoption Supervisor, for Bethany Christian Services, where she organized and grew the International Adoption Program for Northern California.
Lesley brings twenty years of experience in child and family counseling, program development, staff supervision and leadership to CASA/LA. Lesley holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and a M.S. in Counseling (Marriage, Family and Child Counseling option) both from California State University, Hayward/East Bay.
“Having worked with children in the foster care system for many years, I have firsthand knowledge of how vital CASAs are to a foster child’s future,” said Lesley Bois. “I’m excited to apply my passion for this organization to my leadership role as Regional Manager.”
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the over-burdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. CASA’s vision is of a Los Angeles where every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Through committed, highly trained everyday citizen volunteers, CASA brings the voice of a concerned community into the child welfare system. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or returned to their families and less likely to re-enter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: http://casala.org.