Roxanna Nowparast selected as Casey Family Programs’ Chief Program Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal Services

Roxanna Nowparast has been appointed as Chief Program Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal Services at Casey Family Programs.

Nowparast joined Casey Family Programs in 2004 as program counsel and has been promoted to a variety of roles in our legal services department. She became managing director and senior program counsel in 2010 and has served as interim executive vice president since January 2016. She has helped to establish a risk and compliance focus within the legal department; helped with critical areas, including risk management and privacy safeguards; and overseen the foundation’s accreditation process with the Council on Accreditation.

“We are fortunate to have a very talented and committed work force at Casey Family Programs. The addition of Roxanna as Chief Program Counsel significantly enhances our ability to continue influencing improved outcomes for children, their families, and their communities,” said Dr. William C. Bell, President and CEO of Casey Family Programs.

Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia, two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live.

Prior to her arrival at Casey, Nowparast’s legal practice focused on business transactions at Miller Nash LLP, where she represented lenders, borrowers, purchasers and sellers in negotiating and documenting a variety of commercial, real estate and financial transactions. She also represented creditors in bankruptcy matters, negotiating the restructuring of businesses and debt.

Nowparast has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and earned her law degree at Seattle University, where she graduated cum laude.