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This month Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is welcoming two new members to the Board of Governors.

Gabriela Black and Dr. Monica Dalrymple are outstanding citizens in San Antonio that are looking forward to helping us continue our mission.

Gabriela Black is originally from Monterrey, Mexico and moved to San Antonio as a child. She attended Colonies North Elementary, Hobby Middle School, Clark High School, and UTSA, where she received her BBA in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Mrs. Black has been working in public accounting for 14 years.  Currently, she is a Tax Manager at Rinaldo J. Gonzalez, CPA, PC, and is also actively involved in the Cuban community and the Cuban Cultural Center in San Antonio.  She is looking forward to getting involved with CASA by helping us raise funds so that every child in San Antonio affected by abuse or neglect has a voice through the efforts of our Advocates.

Dr. Monica Dalrymple was born in Warsaw, Poland and immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1981.  She graduated valedictorian from New Britain High School and attended Yale University for college followed by Yale School of Medicine.  Additionally, she served in the United States Air Force as a physician for 12 years, spending the majority of that time at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  When she separated as a lieutenant colonel in 2008, she joined the South Texas Radiology Group, where she currently practices specializing in the screening and diagnoses of breast cancer.  

Dr. Dalrymple established a breast cancer support group at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas when she was stationed there.  The support group is still going strong today as she hears from her breast cancer survivors in annual letters.  She has also served on the board for the HOA at Bentley Manor and served as the fundraising chair for the Executive Committee at The Montessori School of San Antonio.

She is greatly looking forward to serving on the CASA board as well because she believes children are the future of our society and they need to be nurtured and protected.  She can think of no better way to invest her time and energy than by helping CASA succeed in its mission to protect the children of San Antonio. Dr. Dalrymple says, “The CASA volunteer Advocates I know are some of the most dedicated and caring people I have met.  I am honored to help support our Advocates in their daily pursuit of independent and impartial evaluation of each case and always placing the interests of the child first.”

Both Mrs. Black and Dr. Dalrymple will attend their first board meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014. We are grateful for their commitment and look forward to working with them.

To view all members of the CASA Board of Governors, please visit our Board of Governors web page.

Board Member Spotlight