Our Team


Libbie Sonnier-Netto, Ph.D.

Executive Director

RuthAnne Oakey-Frost, J.D.

Policy Director

Rhea Lewis

Policy Associate

Melanie Bronfin, JD

Policy Advisor and Founder

 Board of Directors 

Gwen Hamilton



GPH Consulting, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA

Dionne Rousseau, J.D

Vice President


Jones Walker LLP

Baton Rouge, LA

Drew Chapman, CPA



Ericksen Krentel, CPA's and Consultants

New Orleans, LA

Julie Morial, M.D.


Chief Medical Officer
United Health Community and State for Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

Jim Brandt

Immediate Past President


Brandt & Associates

Baton Rouge, LA

Sonjia Brown-Joseph

Co-Owner & Executive Director

Clara's Little Lambs

New Orleans, LA

Jim Clinton

President & CEO

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Alexandria, LA

Vince Jackson

Vice President

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

Michael Olivier, CEcD, FM


Louisiana Committee of 100

Baton Rouge, LA

Elizabeth Guglielmo Picard

Of Counsel

Voorhies and Labbe

Lafayette, LA

Deborah Randolph

Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce
Alexandria, LA

Allen Richey

Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development
Monroe, LA / Baton Rouge, LA

Phillip Rozeman, M.D.


Cardiovascular Consultants Shreveport, LA

Lizette Terral

Managing Director and Market Executive
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
New Orleans, LA

Nicholas Tomlinson

Senior Counsel - Benefits

Entergy Services, LLC

New Orleans, LA

Jonald J. Walker III

Managing Principal
J. Walker & Company, APC
Lake Charles, LA

Mary Leach Werner

Director and Vice President
The North American Land Company, LLC
Lake Charles, LA

Luis C. Zervigon

Executive Vice President of Operations
Crescent Capital Consulting, LLC
New Orleans, LA