Nkia Richardson is the Executive Director of CASA of San Mateo County, a position she took on in 2018 after serving on the organization’s Board of Directors for five years. A passionate advocate for children and families, Nkia began her legal career as a dependency attorney in Los Angeles County where she represented children and parents in cases of child abuse and neglect. Prior to joining CASA, Nkia worked as a Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Jose, where she litigated employment and civil rights cases. She currently also serves as a Commissioner with First 5 San Mateo County and as a Board Member for Project Glimmer.

Nkia holds a Bachelor of Arts in both International Relations and English from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California. 

“Through my work at CASA, and as a former dependency court attorney, I know just how crucial Pivotal’s services are, and I am impressed by the team’s thoughtful and strategic approach to the organization’s mission. It is a privilege and an honor to be a part of an organization that is so deeply committed to the success and well-being of youth in foster care.”