Board of Directors
Pat Clark, Co-Chair
Pat is the mother of four adult children and several grandchildren. Pat has been a lifelong dedicated advocate on criminal and social justice issues that include abolition of the death penalty and alter- natives to mass incarceration. As the executive director of a peace and justice organization, Pat worked on programs that included racial and economic justice and peaceful resolution of conflicts. From 2004 to 2006, Pat served as a commissioner with the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission which modeled challenging hate violence and seeking healing justice. She currently works in philanthropy funding organizations working to reform the criminal justice system, support the advocacy of marginalized communities and elevate the principle of nonviolence. Pat is a graduate of Smith College.
Linda Wofford, Co-Chair
Linda has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience in the Austin area through both staff and board positions. Much of that experience was at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, where she held key positions in education and development and served as Westcave’s Associate Director for 10 years and Interim Executive Director for ~1 year. She played instrumental roles with Westcave as it grew from a two-person to a ten-person staff and has also worked collaboratively with organizations as they deepened their focus on equity. Linda has also served on several nonprofit boards, which includes experience as a board chair. Linda has a Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate and is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Brown University. She is the mother of two adult children.
Camille Clark, Secretary
Camille (she/her) has experience working with adults, teens, children and families of multiple cultures and backgrounds. In the past, she worked in the non-profit sector helping adults and children heal from domestic violence, sexual trauma, and interpersonal violence. She is a trained Parent Educator, a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Camille has been a Pre-K CLASS Coach for the United Way for Greater Austin’s “Success By 6” program and a child support specialist for the SAFE Alliance. She has a B.S. in Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University and a M.A. in Counseling from St. Edward’s University.
Levi Bagwell, Treasurer
Levi was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University and received M.S. degrees in Accounting and Engineering Management. Levi worked in public accounting in Dallas, where he specialized in the real estate and energy industries as well as individual and non-profit taxation. He is a Certified Public Accountant and now works in Amarillo in the energy industry.
Beatrice Casaula, Member
Beatrice (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her bachelor’s of science in social work from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI to then go on to pursue her master’s in social work through Springfield College’s accelerated, advanced standing program. She has been working in the field of social work for 12 years and has served in various non-profit organizations; including community based, medical and school settings. Beatrice is committed to lifelong learning to provide social justice-oriented services, as well as providing inclusive, affirmative and trauma-invested services to individuals and their families.
Currently, she is working as a pediatric clinician through Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine program of UT Health (TCHATT), providing behavioral health services to at-risk children and adolescents in Central Texas. Beatrice also supports St. David’s Medical Center as a medical social worker in their inpatient hospital and emergency department. Beatrice is passionate about working with diverse communities and believes in utilizing creative interventions through a strength-based perspective with a mission of amplifying voices of marginalized populations.
Sarah Bagwell, Member
Sarah lives in California and is a mother to a middle school boy. She is active volunteering in her son’s school and organizing community events. Sarah is a California attorney with a part-time practice specializing in Estate Planning. She earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to attending law school, Sarah was the National Director of Operations at Bridgemark, a division of BDO Seidman, with responsibilities included Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Data Management. As part of the management team, she played a key role in strategic planning, devised and implemented national policies and procedures, developed sales and marketing materials, and provided oversight and direction to finance and administrative staff.
Cathy Ansheles, Member
Cathy grew up in a family of seven children and as a college student co-created prison and black literature courses, kicking off years of activism around race and poverty issues. In Montgomery, Alabama, she developed programs on behalf of incarcerated people and their families, collaborated with mothers in prison to maintain ties with their children, and advocated for justice policy changes in the state legislature. While helping resettle refugees in Maine, Cathy partnered with community groups to welcome diverse populations and worked with local agencies to expand and provide equitable services. Cathy recently retired after 25 years as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association during which she trained lawyers, coordinated a successful campaign to repeal the death penalty and organized against police violence.
Orleana Edwards, Member
Orleana is the mother of two elementary school-aged children. Orleana became involved in racial and social justice activities as a young person volunteering with organizations such as the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith peace fellowship focused on human and civil rights issues through advocacy, activism, and educational programs and the American Friends Service Committee, an organization that works worldwide to challenge injustice and build sustainable peace with justice. As an adult, Orleana has worked with organizations serving youth and as a home healthcare worker for the elderly. In addition to her service on the Equity Kids board of directors, she has worked with her church’s youth ministry.