My Story

I became involved in the non-profit secter in 1985 when volunteering for a newly formed organization. As the organization grew I became employed. I left in 1989 to pursue a college degree in psychology in Tulsa, Oklahoma at Oral Roberts University. After two years on campus and obtaining some scholarship funding during my time there, I left to get married to my husband a local attorney and published author of Body Politic, a political, medical type thriller. 

After returning home and getting married I began to work with the non-profit again in 1992 and in 1994 after the founder and executive director resigned I was voted in by the Board of Directors unanimously as the new executive director. I continued my education through correspondence courses and was awarded eighteen credit hours toward my degree from my work experience. I managed the non-profit until Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005 in which I resigned after experiencing a great loss.

During my years as executive director I worked with the Governor's Program on Abstinence providing an abstinence training program on Saturdays for teenagers in the New Orleans area. I was also involved in coordinating Abstinence Certification Trainings across the State of Louisiana and assisted in certification trainings Internationally. Worked with Operation Blessing International on a project called Hunger Strike Force in which we coordinated giving away food to thousands of individuals in just one day. They arrived in our city with eight eighteen-wheeler trackters full of food in which we were able to bless many. You can view their web site at

Operation Blessing came again to our city after the hurricane hit and helped bring disaster relief to many more thousands of individuals. In December 2007 they were pulling their disaster relief out of the area and wanted to leave something more permanent behind to continue to help individuals in need. I was contacted and offered the opportunity to start a 501(c)3 non-profit with their assistance. This is how Renewed Hope Center, Inc. came into being which I am now founder and exeuctive director of, offering a Jobs for Life Program (job readiness), Simple Steps to Money Management (Financial Literacy), Lay Counseling (Faith Based) and an Extreme Teen Makeover Program (Teen Prevention and Self Esteme Bulding). You can view our web site at

My life mission statement is to honor Christ in all that I do keeping Him at the center of my life and treating every person I encounter the way I would want to be treated. I commit my days to purposes that will help the world around me become a better place. I am totally devoted to my husband and family and believe that God is first, family second and career third in importance. I am passionate in all three of these areas enjoying and balancing each toward my life purposes.

Professional Profile

  Administrative and Managerial experience, overseeing a non-profit organization with seven employees   

  and hundreds of volunteers. 

  • Management
  • Computer:  Word, Publisher, etc.
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraiser
  • Public Relations
  • Basic Graphic Design
  • Basic Accounting
  • People Oriented
  • Team Player
  • Creative
  • Responsible
  • Loyal

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Founder / Executive Director

Renewed Hope Center, Inc.


  • Experienced in serving the poor and needy in a collaboration of Churches, Businesses & Individuals for over twenty years
  • Worked in collaboration with Operation Blessing International to start a new organization in Slidell in March 2008
  • Conducted Grand Opening celebration to provide awareness to the community of new services
  • Coordinated and worked in collaboration with other organizations in planning events and outreach
  • Curriculum Development with job readiness, financial literacy and teen abstinence programs


  • Accountable to a Board of Directors of five
  • Managing dozens of volunteers in various activities
  • Overseeing all aspects of the organization including the budget, bills, grant writing and management, raising community support, volunteerism and disbursement of funds
  • Organizing awareness of organization through public relations and by visiting with various churches, businesses and organizations in the community
  • Teacher/Instructor in all programs
  • Program Administrator for all programs

Programs Conducted Under My Leadership

  • Jobs for Life Career Development
  • Simple Steps to Money Management
  • Personal and Spiritual Growth Classes
  • Lay Counseling
  • Support Groups
  • Extreme Teen Makeover
1989 - 2007

Certification Training Facilitator

Governor's Program on Abstinence

Coordinated the Governor's Program on Abstinence (GPA) Certification Trainings around the State of Louisiana. Worked closely with the State Director certifying hundreds of teachers, business professionals, medical professionals, parents, young adults and individuals from all walks of life who are passionate about helping teens succeed in life and make informed decisions.

Certification allowed those individuals to teach the GPA Curriculum in middle and high schools around the State of Louisiana. They receive access to all of the GPA materials free of charge, all of the support they needed from the individuals at the main office, a signed certificate of completion from the Governor of the State and an opportunity to network and meet others interested in helping teens. You can view their web site at

Assisted in Teacher Certification Trainings Internatinally:

Guyana, South America - 2002

Assisted in Certification Training and Abstinence Education awareness.

Trained over 50 Educators and Leaders in Guyana

Poland - 11/15/-9 - 11/29/09

Assisted in Certification Training and Abstinence Education awareness.

Trained over 80 Educators and Leader in Central Poland

Sep 1985 - Nov 2005

Executive Director

Community Christian Concern, Inc.


  • Served the poor in a collaboration of Churches, Businesses & Individuals
  • Managed a $200,000 budget and wrote for and received grant funding
  • Conducted fundraisers: Silent Auctions, Fishing Rodeos, Golf Tournaments
  • Speaker of State of Louisiana local Homeless Conference and speaker for various events in creating awareness of programs in the city of New Orleans
  • Teacher/Instructor in job readiness and abstinence programs
  • Coordinated Christmas adoption program to collect gifts and distribute to families in need during tenure in which hundreds of families benefited from


  • Accountable to a Board of Directors of seven
  • Managed seven employees and volunteers
  • Overseen each employees job and made sure each had what they needed to do there best
  • Overseen the budget, bills, grants and disbursement of funds to help those in need
  • Overseen a Boutique managed by a volunteer

Programs Conducted Under My Leadership

  • Advocacy and Referral Services
  • Food and Clothing
  • Life Skills Career Development
  • Transitional Housing for a Homeless Family w/Children
  • Holiday Adoptions - Thanksgiving / Christmas Gifts and Food Baskets

    Volunteer / Employee: 1985 - 1994

1980 - 1985

Resident Manager

Century Management Hotels


  • Manager of the Prince Conti Hotel after starting as a desk clerk in 1980
  • Overseen ten employees: Desk Clerks, Bellmen, Housekeepers
  • Work with guests and their needs and complaints to help them enjoy their stay in New Orleans and at the hotel


  • Overseen ten employees
  • Created weekly work schedules
  • Trained new employees on computers and procedures
  • Overseen night audit and hotel funds



Christian Care and Counseling

Aquired degree through correspondence while employed and Graduated in August 2007.

Received Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Care and Counseling.