Casey comes to the National Portfolio Director role after serving as the founding Executive Director of GreenLight Bay Area for its first 5 years, where she imported their first four portfolio organizations. Prior to GreenLight, Casey completed a fellowship at Room to Read, an international NGO focused on literacy and girls education in developing countries. Casey’s background has been working with literacy and education-focused nonprofit organizations in California, Massachusetts and Washington, DC, including Raising A Reader, a GreenLight Fund portfolio organization in Boston. Casey earned master’s degrees in Education from the University of San Francisco and in English from Brooklyn College. She sits on the founding Bay Area boards for Genesys Works and uAspire, and is also on the board of directors for Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation. She spends her free time keeping up with her sons, reading, running and volunteering in her local community.
“For all children to have incredible equitable opportunities from day one, thriving in engaged communities that lift them up continually as precious assets and investments for our future and provide learning opportunities at every turn.”