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LANO Announces the Baton Rouge & Shreveport Community Leaders Participants

Posted By Kelly Pepper, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, September 8, 2015


The staff and board of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) are proud to welcome 65 Baton Rouge & Shreveport/Bossier professionals to the 2015 class of the Community Leaders Program.


Celebrating its 10th anniversary in the Shreveport/Bossier area, the program began as a collaborative partnership between LANO and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and now includes Capital One Bank as a funding partner. In Baton Rouge the program begins its inaugural  year as a result of a collaborative partnership between LANO, the Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation and Capital One Bank.


The LANO: Community Leaders Program is designed to increase a legacy of civic engagement and philanthropy for the Greater Baton Rouge and Shreveport/Bossier areas by developing future nonprofit board members and engaged community leaders.


The 2015 class of the LANO: Community Leaders Program - Baton Rouge includes:


Carla Anyaele, MTK Consulting

Laquitta Bowers, Louisiana State University

Tammy Boyd, Capital One

Suzette Bryan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA

Nicole Carter, Louisiana Housing Corporation

Amanda Clark, Law Office of Amanda Clark

Francisca Comeaux, Phelps Dunbar

Landon Corbin, SSA Consultants

Carroll Devillier, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Monique Edwards, The Edwards Law Group

Stephen Feazell, SSA Consultants

Michelle Garbiras, Hannis T. Bourgeois

Todd Gaudin, On Point Legal

Ann Hijuelos, The Water Institute of the Gulf

Johnathan Hill, Louisiana Department of Justin

Lee Ledet, Erlingson Banks

Christen Losey-Gregg, Losey, Ins. & Fin. Services

Ben Mahoney, Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA

Cheryl Michelet, BREC

Lisa Moore, Capital One

Anthony O’Connor, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Tandra Perkins, Department of Children and Family Services

Kimberly Plant, CMFG Insurance

Cody Saucier, SSA Consultants

Mary Slayter, Reputation Capita Media Services 

Carli Thibodeaux, Covalent Logic

Eilleen Thompson, State of Louisiana

Traci Thompson, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson

Christopher Waters, Elayn Hunt Correctional Center

Trey Williams, Latter & Blum/City Pork Hospitality Group

Stacie Williams, Office of the Mayor-President


The 2015 class of the LANO: Community Leaders Program - Shreveport/Bossier includes:


Jason Holland, Community Bank of LA

Ivy Johnson, The Philadelphia Center

Tania Lang, Common Ground Community

Erica Ledet, Bossier Parish Community College

Jamie Lopez, Po’ Folks Promos

Brett Malone, The Philadelphia Center

Crissy Malone-Golden, Moonbot Studios

Kevin May, May & Company

Leslie McCormack, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA

Gia Morgan, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA

Laura Ashley Overdyke, Community Foundation of North Louisiana

Jan Pou, Catholic Charities of North LA

Cole Rhodes, TEG Architects

Marisa Roberson, Blue Cliff College

Abbey Rubel, Common Ground Community

Bert Schmale, Bankcorp South Bank

Stacey Smith, Ayres, Williams, Shelton, Benson & Paine

Daniel Strickland, Gremillion & Pou Marketing

Miranda Warren, Shreveport Behavioral Health Clinic

Kamesha West, Walmart

Nodie Williams, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation of LA


Throughout the year, participants in the program take part in hands-on nonprofit leadership training, establish a communication network in the community and develop a clear understanding of the region’s needs.


The LANO: Community Leaders program is made possible by the support of the Capital One Bank, the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and LANO.


LANO is a statewide member organization that advocates for the nonprofit community. For more information, contact LANO at 225-929-5266 or visit



Tags:  Baton Rouge  Community Foundation  Community Leaders  Kay Irby  Shreveport  Wilson Foundation 

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