CASA Santa Barbara County Staff

Kim Colby Davis

Executive Director

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 5981

With a background and education in Business Management, Kim Colby Davis began volunteering for CASA of Santa Barbara County in 2006, first as an advocate for children, and then helping with events and publicity. In 2009 Kim accepted the position of Executive Director for CASA of Santa Barbara County. With a team of 11 CASA staff, together they lead a volunteer force of more than 300 community volunteers. Under her leadership, CASA has grown from serving 150 children each year to over 500 children each year, and she remains focused on ensuring that every child in need has a volunteer to advocate for them to ensure their safety.

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Crystal Sullins

Donor Relations Manager

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 2594

Background & Education: Crystal obtained her BA in criminal justice and an AA in liberal studies. She has almost twenty years of professional experience working with children and youth. Her previous work experience includes Teen Court Program Manager, Adolescent Residential Counselor, and Preschool Instructor.

Clubs, committees, or social groups:  Crystal is a Lompoc Valley Leadership graduate, Class of 2015. She is a proud ambassador for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Club and a member of the Santa Maria Women's Network. 

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Maria (Coco) Landeros-Rico

Senior Advocate Supervisor (Bilingual)

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 2592

Background & Education:  Coco joined the CASA team in 2006. Prior to her employment at CASA she worked with children ages 3 through 18 as a mental health case worker. Coco has a degree is in psychology with an emphasis in counseling from Christian Heritage College in San Diego.

A few words that best describe Coco: Loyal and compassionate

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Chantel Braley

Senior Advocate Supervisor

805-739-9102, Ext. 2591

Background & Education: Chantel is a Santa Barbara local whose first love was social justice work. Volunteering and training extensively with Anti-Defamation League and Just Communities, Chantel was committed to combating bullying and prejudice on her high school campus and in the community. Chantel was fortunate to be the first one in her family to attend college, obtaining a BA from Smith College with a double major in Religion and Jewish Studies. After graduating, she began her career in Jewish Communal Service work as the Volunteer Coordinator and Events Specialist at Jewish Family Service and also worked for various nonprofits throughout Santa Barbara.

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Latika McKenna

Senior Advocate Supervisor

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 5983

Background & Education: Latika earned her Associate’s Degree in Child Psychology from Allan Hancock College, and is currently working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Psychology from Antioch University. Latika previously worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Lompoc as the Teen Director and was a CASA volunteer for 4 years. Latika continues to serve as a Program Coordinator and USA Liaison for an orphanage and school in India, the Sankalp Foundation, serving over 250 children.

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Kira Cosio

Associate Director of Donor Engagement

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 2595

Background & Education: Kira is a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate, earning her degree in Animal Science while simultaneously being a Cal Poly Cheerleader, Sigma Alpha President, gymnastics coach, and much more depending on the season! She is an award-winning Extemporaneous Speaker, FFA Rabbit Showman, and National Stunt Champion.

Hobbies & Interests: Spin classes, volunteering with OYFL cheerleaders, hiking, day trips, and teaching her dog silly tricks like sneezing on command!

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Lorena Vega

Advocate Supervisor (Bilingual)

(805) 739-9102, Ext. 2596

Background & Education: Lorena has 17 years of experience in human services field. Prior to joining the CASA team, She attended Hancock College and worked for Domestic Violence Solutions 911 Response Team and Community Action Commission as an independent living program case worker.

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Brittany Maikrzek

Visitation Program Supervisor


Background & Education: Originally from Michigan, Brittany moved to California at the age of six and grew up on Vandenberg AFB where her father was stationed in the military. Brittany currently attends Allan Hancock College and plans to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology online through Brandman University. This past year Brittany had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to kindergarten students in China.

Clubs, committees, or social groups: Brittany is currently an advocate for sexual assault survivors at the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center.

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Tina Fisher

Recruiting and Training Coordinator

(805) 739-9102 Ext. 2590

Prior to moving to Santa Maria Valley, Ms. Fisher owned her own business in the San Jose area.  Prior to owning her own business, she worked at 2 large National organizations as a Digital Marketing Consultant for a local business for 14 years.   She was heavily involved in the Santa Maria Community by serving as an Ambassador to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and served as the Co-Chairperson for the Ambassador group. She is also involved with the Santa Maria Women’s Networking group.  Her goal in her new role at CASA is to recruit and train enough volunteers every year so that there is a waitlist of volunteers available.  She wants every child that needs a CASA volunteer to have one appointed to them right away.Read More

Kaitlin Rabitoy

Outreach Coordinator

(805) 739-9102 Ext. 2591

Kaitlin studied Psychology and Business at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  She comes to CASA with experience in website design, e-commerce, and marketing.

She is passionate about CASA's mission because she has seen first hand the amazing difference that a CASA can make in the life of a child and excited to be a part of ensuring every child in the court system has an advocate. 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, snowboarding, paddle boarding, hiking, and being outside.

Ana Villagomez

Visitation Program Assistant

(805) 739-9102 Ext. 2593

Ana has a B.A. in Juvenile Justice from California State University- Stanislaus.  She started working with youth in group homes starting in 2011 where she first learned about CASAs. Ana saw the great impact that CASAs had on the children in care and was always appreciative of their time and compassion. 

Ana has worked with youth in many capacities and strives to continue helping at-promise youth.

During her free time, Ana enjoys exercising outdoors, spending time with family, and going on road trips.