LOS ANGELES, CA April 30, 2012 – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles (CASA/LA) announces the addition of Paul Deitch to its Board of Directors. CASA/LA is a non-profit organization whose volunteers serve the best interests of foster children in the courts and in the community.

Paul’s deep experience in operations, technology, and program management makes him a valuable asset to the CASA/LA Board. He currently serves as a Managing Director with Oaktree Capital Management in Los Angeles where he is responsible for Infrastructure Services.  Paul joined Oaktree in 2008 after having spent over two and a half years as a Managing Director in the Bank Technology, Operations and Enterprise Change Management departments of Countrywide Financial Corporation. Prior to that, Paul was a Partner in the Advisory Services group at KPMG, where he led the west coast practice focusing on business solutions for financial institutions. Before that, he held management positions at Bank of America and Security Pacific National Bank. Paul received a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Investments from the University of Southern California.

Paul and his wife Tama raised three children in Los Angeles and are actively involved in the Chrohns and Colitis Foundation of America.  Paul’s past non-profit board memberships include Alternative Living for the Aging, a Los Angeles based non- profit serving the community by providing seniors with affordable housing and support services, and Temple Isaiah.

As CASA/LA looks to efficiently scale its volunteer base to serve more children and grow awareness in the Los Angeles business community, Mr. Deitch’s operating experience will be invaluable to CASA.

“I am honored to be able to participate in CASA Los Angeles and look forward to continuing to enhance the organization’s ability to grow and support its 400 volunteers who are in the field performing important work for a population of children who are woefully underserved” Paul said.  “CASA is entering an exciting chapter in its evolution and I believe the best is yet to come.”