Our Team


Libbie Sonnier, Ph.D.

Executive Director

RuthAnne Oakey-Frost, J.D.

Policy Director

Rhea Lewis

Policy Analyst

Melanie Bronfin, J.D.

Policy Advisor and Founder

 Board of Directors 

Dionne Rousseau, J.D.



Jones Walker LLP

Baton Rouge, LA

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Julie Morial, M.D.

Vice President

Chief Medical Officer
United Health Community and State for Louisiana

New Orleans, LA

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Drew Chapman, CPA



Ericksen Krentel, CPA's and Consultants

New Orleans, LA

Vince Jackson


Vice President

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Baton Rouge, LA

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Gwen Hamilton

Immediate Past President


GPH Consulting, LLC

Baton Rouge, LA

Jim Brandt


Brandt & Associates

Baton Rouge, LA


Sonjia Brown-Joseph

Co-Owner & Executive Director

Clara's Little Lambs

New Orleans, LA

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Jim Clinton

President & CEO

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

Alexandria, LA

Michael Olivier, CEcD, FM


Louisiana Committee of 100

Baton Rouge, LA

Elizabeth Guglielmo Picard

Of Counsel

Voorhies and Labbe

Lafayette, 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

Board Member
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
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