Mid City community photo gallery for Jan. 28, 2016 _lowres

Photo provided by Jennifer Mayer -- Capital Area CASA’s newly elected officers include, from left, Chair Reginald Brown, Treasurer Allyson Sadler and Vice Chair Kristen Hogan. Not pictured is Secretary Katie Ruiz.

Capital Area CASA Association has announced its 2016 board of directors.

Executive committee members include Chairwoman Reginald Brown, Vice Chairwoman Kristen Hogan, Secretary Katie Ruiz and Treasurer Allyson Sadler.

New board members include Joy Michelle Boyd, Ryan Curtis, Joana Hernandez Edwards, Carlton Jones, Paulette Porter LaBostrie, Munzer Qaddourah, Lea Seelbach and Robin Toups.

Returning members include David Faulk, Shirley Lewis, Jennifer Racca McDonough, Nicki Skelton, Holly Sides, Amanda Stout, Mary Thompson, Stephen Whalen and Robert Woosley.

CASA is in need of more volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in need of safe, permanent homes. The following orientation sessions, each lasting 45 minutes, will be held at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave.: 1 p.m. Feb. 5, 10 a.m. Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Feb. 25, noon Feb. 29, 10 a.m. March 5, noon March 10, 1 p.m. March 14, 6 p.m. March 22 and 3 p.m. March 30.