Our Team

This is our home, our state.

Executive Committee

Andrew R. Johnson, IV
Board Chair
Courtney Hornsby
West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director
Carla Buchholz
City of Mandeville
Former Councilmember
Ashley Mullens
4-H Youth and Family Development LSU AgCenter
Youth Wetlands Program Manager
Susan Russell
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Executive Director


Board of Directors

Tricia Farace
Waste Management
Municipal & Community Relations
Dr. Susan Strain
Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital
Veterinarian and Owner
Eligha Guillory
City of Lake Charles
Assistant City Administrator
Katelyn Yates
Sabine Parish Tourism Commission
Administrative Asst. And Tourist Counselor
Deborah Juneau
Kean, Miller LLP
Jackie Maginnis
Founding Member
David Yarbrough, Ph.D.
University of La. at Lafayette
Dean of Community Service
Assoc. Professor of Child and Family Studies


Advisory Board Members

Matt Rookard
Terrebonne Parish
Economic Development
Major M. Doug Cain, II
Louisiana State Police
Executive Officer to the Superintendent
Darryl Campbell, CCM
LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections
Executive Management Officer
Phyllis Darensbourg
LA. Dept. of Natural Resources
Public Information Director
Beth Erwin
LA Garden Club Federation
Judd Jeansonne
Volunteer Louisiana
Executive Director
Jean Kelly
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Public Information Officer
Ann Vail Shaneyfelt
LA Clean Fuels
Executive Director
Venise Ortego
La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Environmental Education State Coordinator



Susan Russell, Executive Director
Sarah Kelley, Affiliate and Programs Coordinator
 Leslie Tate, Development and Communications Program Manager
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