LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
The November 2020 Blog 01. Volume 3, Edition 1 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana Happy Anniversary to our Loving Louisiana Blog! Happy Anniversary to our Loving Louisiana Blog! This month we are three years old. We are so excited that we have shared amazing stories, highlighted our initiatives and businesses around our […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOG November 2020 Mental Health During a Pandemic Written by Katie Corkern Executive Director of Louisiana Rural Mental Health Alliance Louisiana families have endured more than our fair share of hardships in 2020. We must recognize the stressors we all are facing and the feelings they produce. A global pandemic […]
Governor’s Mansion2020 Ornament Governor’s Mansion 2020 Ornament The 2020 Ornament represents the Governor’s Mansion Mural. The original mural was painted in 2000 by Auseklis Ozols, which took him six months to paint. He painted the four corners of the state and often hides things in his murals. Auseklis painted something for each Governor in […]
Teach MAM Teach MAM: An Exciting Partnership to Strengthen Arts Education Across Louisiana TEACH MAMGrants to Schools in Areas Affected by Hurricanes The Louisiana First Foundation is excited to announce a special grant program for MAM program schools in the areas affected by Hurricanes Laura and Delta. Please […]
Louisiana Fosters MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services For the last 100 years, MacDonell United Methodist Children’s Services has supported children and families in South Louisiana. Our organization has always provided services that fit a need in the community. In the early 1900s, MacDonell served as a school for girls […]
OPERATIONRAHAB RESCUE, ASSESS, HEAL, BREAK FREE THE HUB MINISTRY OPERATION RAHAB The phone rang to the hotline of an anti-trafficking organization in Louisiana. It was an ER nurse from a local hospital. She reported that a suspected victim of trafficking was present in the ER, and they wanted the organization to come and speak […]
KEVIN MCKEE THE CHAPEL Kevin McKeeLead Pastor, The Chapel After Hurricane Laura hit our state, wreaking havoc from Lake Charles to Shreveport, The Chapel, like so many, was eager to help. Remembering our involvement in the relief for Katrina, Gustav, and the flood of 2016, we began to seek the Lord for opportunities where […]
KATE YOUNGBLOOD Orleans Parish Benjamin Franklin High School English Language Arts Teacher 2021 Louisiana High School State Teacher of the Year Finding Mentors Wherever You Go KATE YOUNGBLOOD Orleans ParishBenjamin Franklin High SchoolEnglish Language Arts Teacher 2021 Louisiana High School State Teacher of the Year Finding Mentors Wherever […]
MICHELLE EZELL Owner, TSUNAMI SUSHI MICHELLE EZELLLafayette Woman Selected to James Beard Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Congratulations to Michelle Ezell, owner of the Tsunami Sushi restaurants in Louisiana who was selected as one of 20 women from across the United States to participate in the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The year-long training […]
JILL EAVES Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs JILL EAVESLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Jill Eaves knows what service means. For starters, she served our country in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan in aircraft structural maintenance. After marrying her husband, whom she met in the Air Force, and later starting a family, she signed […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGOctober 2020 We Are Louisiana Strong! Written by Gisele McKinney, MD This phrase is awe-inspiring and catchy! It is not by accident that the strongest and deadliest hurricanes in Louisiana are all named in honor of women: Katrina, Rita, and now – Laura. She carries the distinction of being the […]
Click to Explore OCTOBER 2020Volume 2, Edition 12 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana October2020 Volume 2, Edition 12 Have you ever thought, “There’s no way I can feed the poor. I cannot possibly be a foster parent; I do not have the patience to tutor children or be a counselor, not me”? […]
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”.