Melissa Simas “Becoming an Advocate has given me a whole new purpose” in life not only personally but professionally. It is pushing me to seek ways to increase my advocacy and making a difference in the life of a child.
Melissa was sworn in on October 29, 2019 and was appointed to a case with siblings. In just five months we have seen the positive results of adding an advocate to a case can have on the lives of children.
Melissa was born and raised in Hanford, California.
Anita Lizotte, RN In a CASA presentation given at a Soroptimist International of Hanford meeting, Anita a member for 24 years found a way to answer a call to action! Anita was one of eight siblings, raised in the western states as a military child. When she was in the seventh grade her family moved to the Hanford area. She is married and has two children, five stepchildren, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Anita achieved her Bachelor’s of Science degree in N