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”.
LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
Chef Kenneth C. Temple King Cake Beignets Chef Kenneth C. Temple’s KING CAKE BEIGNETS It’s carnival season back home (New Orleans), I wanted to take a shot at creating something that embodies this time of the year, my city, and my heritage. King Cake and beignets are the two most popular desserts worldwide that […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGFebruary 2020 Words from Kimiyo Harris Williams, MD “Self-Love is Healthy Living.” I was in my sitting area—relaxed, reclined, and snuggled warmly in my crimson-and-cream velvety soft blanket on my ruby red, deep-seated leather chair; feet raised and resting on the matching red ottoman—when I began to reflect on a […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM: An Exciting Partnership to Strengthen Arts Education Across Louisiana Teach MAM Micro Grants Big Announcement for the Teach MAM Program!! Teachers can now apply for a micro grant from Louisiana First Foundation. Click below and fill out the form to receive a $500.00 micro-grant to use toward your music, arts […]
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING Words fromLaVonya Malveaux The St. Landry Evangeline Anti-human Trafficking (SLEAT) Taskforce The St. Landry Evangeline Anti-human Trafficking (SLEAT) Taskforce was formed in April 2017 in response to a singular trafficking incident involving a local youth. Its sole mission was to compile an organized document of recommendations for the St. Landry and […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGJanuary 2020 Words from Elena Mann, M.D. Ladies First! Women’s health is perhaps one of the most influential health initiatives of our time. Women play a vital role in ensuring others receive the care they need, but many women often neglect themselves. As we enter into the time of year when […]
COMMUNITY Nominate Someone Committed to Making ADifference! CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! Do you know a strong woman (or man) who has a nonprofit worthy of recognition? Or someone who is committed to making a difference in their community by volunteering? Please fill out the form and let us know! We would like to feature them […]
KIMBERLY ECKERT Louisiana Educators Rising Innovative Programs Coordinator for West Baton Rouge Parish Schools in Louisiana Kimberly EckertEducators Rising What Louisiana State Penitentiary Offenders Taught My Students and I about Great Teachers For the past two years, I’ve taught a course called Educators Rising, aimed at exposing high school students to the teaching profession […]
Louisiana Military Family Assistance (MFA) Fund Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Louisiana Military Family Assistance (MFA) FundLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) Governor John Bel Edwards shared in his Second Inaugural Address that Louisiana has 491 men and women in the Louisiana National Guard and Air National Guard currently deployed overseas. You may […]
KIM LEWIS Owner OLE ORLEANS WINERY KIM LEWISOwner, Ole Orleans Winery The road to success is never easy, but it’s rewarding. No one knows this better than the owner of the winery, Ole Orleans, Kim Lewis. A single mom of four kids, Lewis’s journey to entrepreneurship was not an easy road; it included a lot […]
Chef Natasha St. Pierre Clement Canoe Cake:Andouille Crusted Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Shaved Mirliton, Carrot & Apple Slaw, Calabrian Chili & Smoked Paprika Aioli Chef Natasha St. Pierre ClementSophisticated Southern Plates Andouille Crusted Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Shaved Mirliton, Carrot & Apple Slaw, Calabrian Chili & Smoked Paprika Aioli CRAB CAKE Ingredients: 1 […]