Casa Teresa Names OC native, Lisa Wood Chief Executive Officer

Orange County Non-profit names new CEO as they celebrate 40 years of serving the homeless.

Online PR News – 02-September-2015 – Orange, CA – Orange, Calif. (August 2015) - Casa Teresa, a non-profit organization that provides a temporary home and comprehensive on-going support for pregnant women and their children has named Lisa Wood as its Chief Executive Officer.
“Lisa Wood brings over 20 years of extensive fundraising and non-profit experience to the Casa Teresa family. But more importantly, she has a loving heart and passion for the organization,” said Casa Teresa Board Chair Steve Muzzy.
Wood, a credentialed CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) was most recently with the Mission Hospital Foundation, serving as their Director of Philanthropy for over 13 years.
“Lisa joins us at just the right time. She is the ideal champion for Casa Teresa and has an incredible ability to inspire, energize, and connect with our community, employees, donors and of course, our mothers and babies. And as we enter our next chapter, celebrating 40 years of serving our community, we are hopeful that this year will more impactful and exciting than our last,” said Muzzy.

About Casa Teresa
For the past 39 years, Casa Teresa has been home to more than 5,700 pregnant women and babies. Life skills and educational programs help mothers who are alone and at-risk make healthy, loving and responsible decisions for themselves and their babies. The program has four separate residential programs: The Parenting Program, the Adoption Program “Hannah’s House,” the Transformation Program (Phase I and Phase II) for single mothers and the Emergency Maternity Shelter. The Casa Teresa experience provides women a chance to reform their lives and construct brighter futures for their children by becoming self-sufficient and independent. Please contact Casa Teresa at (714) 538-4860 or visit us at for more information.