LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
Louisiana Fosters Our Partner Organizations:Donation Drives for theHoliday Season Partner Organizations As we venture into the Holiday season, our team at Louisiana Fosters is spotlighting all the events and donation drives our partner organizations are doing this month to support foster care throughout Louisiana. We hope you can find an organization in your area […]
Texas to present at next LFF Human Trafficking Global Summit Texas to present at next LFF Human Trafficking Global Summit On January 28, 2021, the Louisiana First Foundation in partnership with the State of Texas will join together First Spouses and leaders from across the country and globe for a Global Human Trafficking Summit. […]
Holidays at theGovernor’s Mansion Holidays at theGovernor’s Mansion It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This year, we added some new outdoor decorations at the Governor’s Mansion for everyone to enjoy. Although this year will be different than most, there is still nothing like a Louisiana Christmas. We hope you find time to drive […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGDecember 2020 Love, Life, and Healthy Choices as We Navigate the Holidays Written by Kimiyo Harris Williams, MD, FAAP Lately, navigating unfamiliar territory is consuming me; once seemingly mundane deeds have become potentially life-changing decisions. As a medical mom, I find myself strategically planning grocery shopping—usually an unconscious box […]
MISSY BIENVENU ANDRADE Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana Missy Bienvenu AndradeBoys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana For 50 years now, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana has served South Louisiana as the premier youth development organization for kids ages 6-18. Their afterschool and summer programs have welcomed thousands of youth […]
ALNATA DIONE BRADFORD Vernon Parish Parkway Elementary School, Principal 2021 Louisiana State Principal of the Year 20/20: Seeing Through the Eye of a Storm ALNATA DIONE BRADFORD Vernon Parish Parkway Elementary School, Principal 2021 Louisiana State Principal of the Year 20/20: Seeing Through the Eye of a Storm “The 2021 Louisiana […]
EUGENE LUSSAN Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs EUGENE LUSSANLouisiana Department of Veterans Affairs On Oct. 17, 2020, Eugene Lussan, a decorated World War II veteran, celebrated his 100th birthday. Staff from the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs joined Gov. John Bel Edwards and members of both the Louisiana House of Representatives and the […]
ISABEL YARBAROUGH Owner, FLORA + WILD ISABEL YARBAROUGHOwner, Flora + Wild Flora + Wild is owned and operated by Isabel Yarborough of Covington, Louisiana. As a full-time high school student, her passion for all things green has spilled over into her love of business and entrepreneurship. This grew into her business Flora + Wild. […]
The December 2020 Blog 01. Volume 3, Edition 2 A Word from the First Lady of Louisiana Bloom Where You’re Planted No, it is not springtime yet, but it is a new season in many of our lives. “Bloom where you’re planted” is a phrase that is on my mind a lot lately. I have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.