Our Team

This is our home, our state.

Executive Committee

Susan Strain, DVM
Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital
Veterinarian and Owner
Board Chair
Ann Vail
Louisiana Clean Fuels
Executive Director
Carla Buchholz
City of Mandeville
Former Council Member
Andrew R. “Andy” Johnson, IV
Past Chair
Samantha Bonnette
Shreveport Memorial Library
Marketing and Development Manager

Susan Russell
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Executive Director


Board of Directors

Dawn Cantrell
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Vice President, Care Management
Dana Keel
Government and Public Affairs Manager
Courtney Hornsby
City of West Monroe
Chief of Staff
Brian Melancon
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Assistant Director
Eligha Guillory
Pedestal Bank
Vice President and Branch Manager
Angie Manning
Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau
Communication Director
John Gallagher
Louisiana Municipal Association
Executive Director
Katherine King
Kean, Miller LLP
Tricia Farace
Waste Management
Municipal and Community Relations
Tim McIlveene
Senior Manager

Tom Easterly
Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP


Advisory Board Members

Darryl Campbell, CCM
Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections
Assistant Warden of Administration
Venise Ortego
Louisiana Department of Education
Environmental Education State Coordinator
Jean Kelly
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Public Information Officer
Carrie Wiebelt
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Engineer 6, Permits Section Manager
Judd Jeansonne
Volunteer Louisiana
Executive Director
Jackie Maginnis
Founding Member
Patsy Hebert
Louisiana Garden Club Federation
Kelsea McCrary
Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism
Jessica DeVille
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Active Transportation Engineer
Lt. Nick Manale
Louisiana State Polics
Public Affairs Section



Susan Russell, Executive Director
 Casey Rudolph, Development and Communications Manager
Cabell Mouton, Program and Administrative Coordinator