The Executive Team is led by President and CEO Dr. William C. Bell and is responsible for overall strategic, financial, programmatic and operational direction of Casey Family Programs.
William C. Bell, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer
William C. Bell became president and chief executive officer of Casey Family Programs in January 2006. He chairs the Executive Team, and is ultimately responsible for the vision, mission, strategies and objectives of the foundation. Prior to leading the foundation, he served as executive vice president for Child and Family Services. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he was commissioner of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the human services field. LEARN MORE »
Joseph Boateng, CFA, CPA/PFS, Chief Investment Officer
Joseph Boateng joined Casey Family Programs in January 2007. He advises the Board of Trustees as it carries out its responsibility for the investment of foundation assets. Before joining Casey Family Programs, he was a member of the Johnson & Johnson Investment Committee, responsible for managing over $17 billion in employee benefit assets worldwide.
Zeinab Chahine, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Child and Family Services
Dr. Zeinab Chahine joined Casey Family Programs in 2007 and became an executive vice president in 2021. She oversees the foundation’s direct practice work with children and families as well as its engagement with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes. Prior to joining the Executive Team, she served as managing director for strategic consulting in Systems Improvement, where she helped lead the foundation’s efforts to safely reduce the need for foster care and to support improvement to the safety and well-being of children and families. Before joining Casey Family Programs, she served at New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services in multiple roles, including as executive deputy commissioner for child welfare programs.
Scott McCaulou, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Scott McCaulou joined Casey Family Programs in 1992 and became an executive vice president in 2019. He oversees finance services, including planning and analysis. Prior to joining the executive team, he served in various positions, including director of accounting, controller and managing director of finance services. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he held tax accounting positions in banking and public accounting.
Roxanna Nowparast, Executive Vice President and Chief Program Counsel
Roxanna Nowparast joined Casey Family Programs in 2004 and became an executive vice president in 2016. She oversees the foundation’s legal affairs, provides counsel to leadership and staff, and helps with setting and implementing strategic goals from a legal perspective. She also oversees the foundation’s facilities team. Previously, she practiced with Miller Nash LLP (now Miller Nash Graham & Dunn), where she focused on business, financial and real estate transactions. She holds a law degree (cum laude) from Seattle University and is admitted to practice in Washington and California.
Laura Sagen, Executive Vice President of Communications, Human Resources and
Laura Sagen joined Casey Family Programs in 1994 and became an executive vice president in November 2009. She oversees communications, human resources and organizational development, and technology services. Prior to joining the Executive Team, she was the foundation’s senior director of human resources for eight years. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, she held positions in human resources at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and CIGNA Insurance Company.
David Sanders, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Systems Improvement
David Sanders joined Casey Family Programs in July 2006. He oversees the foundation’s work with child welfare systems to improve practice, with an emphasis on ensuring safe and permanent families for children. He also oversees the foundation’s public policy and research work. In addition, President Obama appointed him chair of the federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. Prior to joining Casey Family Programs, he directed all operations for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.