Child Advocates of Silicon Valley


Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO

Frederick Ferrer has over three decades of leadership in mobilizing stakeholders and staff toward change through groundbreaking nonprofit and public policy initiatives, programs and systems reforms. Prior to becoming CEO of Child Advocates, Frederick founded and led Manzanita Solutions, where he provided consultation on health, early childhood, non-profit management, and systems reform. Before that, he served for nine years as CEO at the Health Trust, a $100 million foundation, which provides direct health services, grants, and drives policy to improve the health of the community. Frederick is the former Executive Director of Estrella Family Services, and was chair of the FIRST 5 Santa Clara County Commission. He is Chair of the Santa Clara University’s College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Advisory Board and chaired the University’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. He is the former chair of the Rocketship Public Schools board and is also a member of the Children’s Discovery Museum LGBTQ Advisory Board.

Throughout his career, Frederick has received numerous awards including: The John Gardner Leadership Award from ALF-SV, the Human Relations Award from the Santa Clara County Commission on Human Relations, and PACT’s Community Builder Award. For over 25 years, Frederick has been on the adjunct child development faculty at De Anza College. He is a Dean’s Executive Professor of Public Health at Santa Clara University and an instructor in the Special Education credential EPIC program at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. He has completed two distinguished programs at Harvard University: the Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations, and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. He also completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Frederick holds a B.S. degree from Santa Clara University, a M.S. degree from San Jose State University, and an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Santa Clara University.



Finance & Operations


Brenda Navarette
Office Manager


Advocate Programs


Stacy Castle
Director of Programs

Vivian Lambert
Case Assessment Program Supervisor

Dorothy Ross
CASA Specialist

Jessica Alvarez
CASA Specialist

Lauren Rueth
CASA Specialist

Sabrina Martire
CASA Specialist

Stephany Perez
Case Assessment Program Associate

Bryant Chao
CASA Specialist
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Lucy Zhang
Case Assessment Program

Toby Librande
CASA Specialist

Claudia Ramos
CAP (Case Assessment Program) Associate

Michelle Gysin
CASA Specialist

Bethany Wallace 
CASA Specialist 

Rama Rajan
Program Associate

Nick Aguilar 
CASA Specialist 
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CASA Specialist

Vincent Salazar 
CASA Specialist 
Sarah Gentle 
CAP (Case Assessment Program) Associate 
Christina Ramirez 
CASA Specialist 
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Amber Noutoua 
CASA Specialist

Volunteer Services


Daisy Manapsal
Director of Learning

Jasmine Gomez
Learning Coordinator

Community Development


Lisa Strickland
Interim Director of Development


Marketing & Communications


Gustavo Caraveo
Director of Strategic Marketing
& Communications

Laura Posadas
Marketing Specialist