Child Advocates of Silicon Valley Announces The Appointment of Two New Board Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2024   

CONTACT: Gustavo Caraveo |   

MILPITAS, CA — Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new board members: 

  • Megan Bazan, Vice President of People at Cisco, effective March 27, 2024.
  • Amber Fox, Employment Attorney at Morgan Lewis, effective March 27, 2024.

“We are excited to welcome Megan and Amber on our board,” said Frederick J. Ferrer, CEO of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. “Their experience working with culturally diverse individuals, unique skills, and commitment to lifting vulnerable communities will amplify the agency’s efforts to better serve foster youth in Santa Clara County.”

Megan Bazan leads the talent and people strategy for Cisco’s customer experience and operations. Her work leading a global human resources business partner team focused on planning, talent management and organization will be a valuable addition to the board committees. Bazan also hopes to build strong partnerships with her company and network with child advocates. Bazan said, “In serving on the Child Advocates’ board, I aim to be an active board member. I hope to impact the organization, continue my learning, and, most importantly, use my influence to advocate for the agency’s mission to serve foster youth more meaningfully.”

Amber Fox provides strategic counseling on complex employment issues at Morgan Lewis. In addition to her counseling practice, Fox has a long history of volunteering. Fox served as a board secretary for a local nonprofit in Washington, D.C., served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, and various American Bar Association committees. Currently, she serves as a Project Cornerstone volunteer. She plans to apply her experience working with nonprofits to her work with Child Advocates while helping the agency meet the strategic planning objectives. “I am passionate about Child Advocates’ work with foster children,” said Fox. “I am excited to help the organization continue its efforts.” 

The backgrounds of Child Advocates’ board members are diverse, and collectively, the board possesses expertise in various professional fields, including technology, child welfare, law, business planning, accounting and fundraising. The board is responsible for providing counsel and oversight regarding the direction and operation of Child Advocates as an agency and raising awareness about our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program to support the continued recruitment of potential volunteers and donors. 

About Child Advocates of Silicon Valley  

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley is an independent nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization created in 1986. We serve children aged birth to 21 years old who are placed in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court System for having experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. We are responsible for operating the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program in Santa Clara County according to the national guidelines, which entails recruiting, training and supporting CASA Volunteers. We are an affiliate of the National CASA Association. To learn more, please visit