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Louisiana Fosters – Methodist Foster Care Supports Louisiana’s Children in Foster Care and their Foster and Kinship Caregivers
Louisiana Fosters Methodist Foster Care Supports Louisiana’s Children in Foster Care and their Foster and Kinship Caregivers By Dana Castine Methodist Foster Care Supports Louisiana’s Children in Foster Care and their Foster and Kinship Caregivers The team at Methodist Foster Care (MFC) has gained a reputation as the “go-to” Therapeutic Foster Care agency in Louisiana. […]
Click to Explore SEPTEMBER 2020Volume 2, Edition 11 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana September2020 Volume 2, Edition 11 Hurricanes Marco and Laura entered our state within days of one another. Laura will be forever remembered due to the damage that she left behind. This hurricane took away homes, offices, businesses, schools, and […]
GENE RUSSELL Photographer,U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs GENE RUSSELLPhotographer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans: I Am Not InvisibleLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Gene Russell knows what it means to serve. He’s currently a photographer for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA), primarily photographing Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie, his guests […]
JENNIFER UNDERWOOD Physics and Chemistry Teacher Iowa High School, Calcasieu Parish;2021 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist “Thoughts on Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Jennifer Underwood2021 Louisiana State Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist Thoughts on Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic “Great innovation only happens when people aren’t afraid to […]
COMMUNITY TANKPROOF Thomas Brothers Give Back TANKPROOFThomas Brothers Give Back The statistics are startling. Drowning is the leading cause of death for toddlers. Seventy-nine percent of children in low-income homes do not know how to swim. African American children are five and a half times more likely to drown. Nine years ago, the […]
ABBY BULLOCK Owner WANDERLUST BY ABBY ABBY BULLOCKOwner, Wanderlust By Abby Abby Bullock’s boutique started on wheels! From the rear of a 2012 Toyota 4Runner to be exact, but that’s not quite where the story begins. Originally from Shreveport, Abby moved to Dallas to pursue a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University […]
DONG PHUONG ORIENTAL BAKERY DONG PHUONG ORIENTAL BAKERY Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery (Vietnamese: Đông Phương, literally “The Orient”) is a Vietnamese retail and wholesale bakery, restaurant, and catering business in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is known for supplying baguette style bread for many of the city’s restaurants that offer banh mi or other sandwiches, […]
Louisiana Board of Regents’COVID-19 Response Words from Dr. Kim Hunter Reed Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Louisiana Board of Regents’ COVID-19 Response Thank you, First Lady, for allowing me to reflect on the challenges and opportunities higher education faces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the aftermath of Hurricane Laura and so much […]
Click to Explore AUGUST 2020Volume 2, Edition 10 August2020 Volume 2, Edition 10 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana So, for many years, I have had a seasonal tree. Of course, like the start of all seasonal trees, it begins at Christmas. You stare at how lovely the Christmas Tree is with all […]
LouisianaMasterGardeners at the Governor’s Mansion LouisianaMaster Gardeners Special thanks to our Master Gardeners who provide tours of the Governor’s Mansion. In August 2017, Kathleen Randall approached the East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association about providing tours of the newly refurbished gardens at the Governor’s Mansion. Kathleen, who was working at the Capitol, had participated […]
ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING AUGUST 2020 ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING Written by Dr. Dana Hunter, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office Children’s Cabinet with an excerpt from a Human Trafficking Survivor (D.F.). Human sex and labor trafficking are dark crimes that continues to plague our country. Each day in the United States and across the globe, a […]
LINDSEY C. BENOIT Owner About Face of New Orleans LINDSEY C. BENOITOwner, About Face of New Orleans Lindsey Benoit, franchise owner, lead makeup artist, and lash extensionist at About Face of New Orleans, came up with the idea of franchising the makeup and skincare boutique About Face of Mandeville, an undiagnosed medical issue […]
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.