Our Volunteers

Meet a few of our volunteers!

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Gayle Brazda

Gayle has been a CASA volunteer since August 2018 and served as an advocate for eight children. She was recognized as Passaic County CASA’s Volunteer of the Month in January 2019. Prior to becoming a CASA volunteer, this mother and grandmother worked in real estate and then as Director of a career transition coaching team. When she isn’t volunteering, Gayle enjoys spending time at the beach.

To read more about Gayle, click HERE.


Sharon Brown

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Julie McGraw

A busy working mother of two, Julie has been a CASA volunteer advocate since May 2018 and has served as an advocate for three children in foster care. Julie was recognized as Passaic County CASA’s Volunteer of the Month in April 2019. When she isn’t volunteering as a CASA, Julie can be found running her photography business (http://juliemcgraw.net/).


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Andrea Nieves

Andrea has been a CASA volunteer advocate since May 2009, and in that time has served as advocate for twenty children. This Paterson native oversees Passaic County CASA’s annual Tricky Tray Fundraiser and was honored in September 2018 with Passaic County CASA’s “Voices for Children Award” in recognition of her exceptional service. Andrea was voted Most Talkative student in her high school class, and she believes that “being a CASA is why God gave her the gift of gab.”

To read more about Andrea, click HERE.


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Sylvia Santos

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Jim Segarra

A retired husband and father, Jim has been a CASA volunteer advocate since April 2016. Since then he has served as an advocate for eight children in foster care and was recognized as Passaic County CASA’s Volunteer of the Month in August 2018. Jim says he sees his role as a CASA to be “that one anchor” for a child. Jim is also a huge animal lover and skilled craftsman.

To read more about Jim, click HERE.