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.
After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, she went on to receive a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Louisiana State University. 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.
Delery has extensive work experience in the non-profit arena. She has had the good fortune to work and collaborate with many organizations including TRF.org (Imagine Dragons Foundation), Payton’s Play it Forward Foundation, Vulcan and the Paul Allen Foundation, Pilgrimage Fest Foundation, Women’s History Museum, and was employed as the Executive Director of the Better Than Ezra Foundation. She served as Deputy Finance Director on Governor John Bel Edwards’ successful award-winning campaign for re-election in 2019 and is currently the Senior Director of Special Projects for Governor Edwards. Her current responsibilities include serving as the Executive Director of the Louisiana First Foundation which supports First Lady of Louisiana, Donna Edwards’ official initiatives and the editor of the First Lady’s blog, “Loving Louisiana”.
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LACY BEHL How One Teacher’s Experience with War Shifted to a Life of Advocacy LACY BEHLHow One Teacher’s Experience with War Shifted to a Life of Advocacy At seventeen I signed my life away to the Army (as my mother would say it). It was 1999, Clinton was president, it was an […]
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Click to Explore MARCH 2020Volume 2, Edition 5 March2020 Volume 2, Edition 5 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana Our love and prayers go out to those families who have been affected by the virus including our families who have lost loved ones in the last few days. Our hearts are with everyone […]
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Click to Explore FEBRUARY 2020Volume 2, Edition 4 February2020 Volume 2, Edition 4 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana February 1, it’s Saturday, and I’m actually sitting in my favorite chair reading and enjoying a small fire even though it’s not too cold outside. I love a fire and often light a fire […]