LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
( Tara Washington School Counselor Tara WashingtonSchool Counselor We love recognizing educators and school personnel who are making a difference and Tara Washington is at the top of the list. Tara has been a school counselor for 20 years and an active leader with the Louisiana School Counselor Association. As a result of her work, school counselors […]
Ashlee Leppert Petty Officer 2nd Class Avionics electrical technician from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans Ashlee LeppertPetty Officer 2nd Class This month we are proud to salute Petty Officer 2nd Class Ashlee Leppert, a true Louisiana hero. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane that released more precipitation than any other tropical cyclone in U.S. […]
Sandy Franks Veteran, United States Air Force Sandy FranksVeteran, United States Air Force Sandy Franks was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She served 23 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 1997 at the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. She was a licensed practical nurse when she entered the Air […]
Ginger Louviere Owner, Spa Mizan Ginger LouviereOwner, Spa Mizan Ginger Louviere is the owner of Spa Mizan in Lafayette, LA and has practiced clinical aesthetics and massage therapy for almost 30 years. She was one of the first medical aestheticians in the country, specializing in the care of healthy skin as well as pre and […]
Louisiana Fosters Mobilize, encourage and inspire faith, nonprofit, business and service communities to partner with government to bolster the support for foster children and their caregivers in Louisiana. Louisiana’s Children – Our Children Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards ask everyone to support Louisiana’s foster families and help make a […]
Julie Calzone Owner, Calzone & Associates, Inc. Julie Calzone How does a trained scientist become a fixer for business and industry? When you talk to Julie Calzone about her career in advertising, public relations and marketing, the story you hear is different than most. Calzone’s primary business is Calzone & Associates, Inc. (Calzone). Calzone is […]
Christina Couvillion Owner and President, Quality First Marine Christina Couvillion Christina Couvillion is the owner and president of a Louisiana based marine transportation and construction company. During her leadership, along with the support of her loyal staff, the company has steadily grown 1200%. After earning her BS in Microbiology from Louisiana State University in 1996, […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM (Music, Arts, Movement) is one of my initiatives to encourage schools to incorporate music, arts and physical education courses in their daily curriculum. Studies prove that all three help develop the whole child and lead to success both in the classroom and in life. First Lady Donna Edwards unveils […]
Kim & Kristyn Carver and “The 3 Carver Girls” In the fall of 2012, Kim & Kristyn Carver were invited to attend a gala in Washington, DC hosted by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. Being the adoptive parents of two little girls, sisters, honoring those doing extraordinary work in the fields of adoption […]
Jade Colin Youngest African American woman to own a McDonald’s franchise About Jade Colin Jade Colin has made history and great strides as an entrepreneur, becoming the youngest African-American woman ever to own a McDonald’s franchise at age 26. A native of New Orleans, Jade uses her education, experience and faith to encourage others and […]
Master Sergeant Sienna Schehr 159th Fighter Wing Human Resource Advisor Naval Air Station-Joint Reserve Base New Orleans Master Sergeant Sienna Schehr159th Fighter Wing Human Resource Advisor They are among our true heroes and in this inaugural edition, we are proud to salute Master Sergeant Sienna Schehr who is a member of the 159th Fighter Wing […]
Second Annual Louisiana Fosters Event September 21, 2018 Expanding the network of community and faith-based supports for foster parents was the focus of the second annual Louisiana Fosters event, hosted Sept. 21 at the Governor’s Mansion by First Lady Donna Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). The summit featured guest speaker […]
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Delery has lived there all of her life except during undergraduate school and a brief stint in Seattle, WA. She is a mother to four boys, ranging in ages from 21 to 16, and they are the heart and soul of her life.
Delery earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. She is currently a fellow at Loyola University New Orleans, Institute of Politics. Her volunteer work has mostly evolved from issues that have affected her personally. Actively engaged in disability rights advocacy, Delery has testified numerous times in the Louisiana Legislature regarding issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. She served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, worked for seven years directing regional advocacy efforts and is a graduate of Louisiana’s Partners In Policymaking.