In 2011, Gina Muscatel became an Advocate with CASA Lake County in Illinois. When she moved back to her home state of California in 2014, she attended training and became an advocate for CASA Ventura County. Gina has advocated for children ages two months to 16 years old and finds the work very gratifying. She became a Peer Coordinator in 2015. Gina earned her BA in Business Administration from Cal State Long Beach and worked in commercial and investment banking before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom. She served on several community boards while her children were younger including the Parent Faculty Association at Westlake Elementary, Westlake Baseball, Westlake Braves Football, and is currently a board member of National Charity League, Conejo Valley Chapter.
She believes every child should be given their best chance to succeed, despite their family circumstances and enjoys working with other Advocates to help problem solve. She feels it is important to be available and provide guidance while understanding and contemplating other points of view. With her two sons now in college and her youngest child about to get her driver’s license, Gina feels she has more time to devote to CASA and is enjoying the Peer Coordinator role. When not volunteering with CASA, she enjoys political activism, yoga, Pilates, hiking, and traveling to experience new cultures with her family.