Special Thanks to our 2023 Conference Sponsors

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2024 conference!

This year’s recipient has a true feeling for people in need. She has served on various boards such as Phillips 66 Advisory Board, Sasol Community Advisory Board and Westlake Recreation Board, she is a member of Sulphur Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis Club of North Lake Charles and VOAD-Volunteer Organizations Active During Disaster.

She was the recipient of the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Humanitarian Award for Southwest Louisiana in 2022.

She is the current Executive Director for Calcasieu Council On Aging and has been a community advocate for the aging population for the past 23 years. She started with the Calcasieu Council on Aging as the receptionist and has been blessed to advance through the years to become the director in 2012.

She has a true feeling for people in need. As director of the Calcasieu Council on Aging, she searches and implements programs for seniors. Programs for feeding the elderly, and providing for their living needs such as housing, assistance with cleaning and checking on those living alone.

Even though the Calcasieu Council on Aging offices were destroyed after the hurricanes, she still found a way to find temporary facilities and continue to meet the needs of the elderly in our community. As Director, she is working with FEMA and other state agencies in planning the replacement of the destroyed facilities, thus enabling the council to provide more services as needed, while at the same time looking for locations to build more elderly housing through programs with the state and the city.

She is co-owner of James Funeral Home, where she also works offering comfort to families while working to earn her degree as a mortician.

She is a proud mother of four children and three

The Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana, Inc. was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in 1990. We are very proud to be celebrating our milestone 34th Anniversary in 2024!

Overall Mission: To educate, empower, and expand the status of women living in Southwest Louisiana.

Major Efforts:  

  • Annual Fall Conference for Women – held annually on the 3rd Thursday in October Signature Event
  • Mentorship Program – Jr. Women’s Conference to educate and encourage future women leaders
  • Leadership opportunities and networking support for women
  • Multiple Scholarships awarded annually to non-traditional women attending SOWELA Technical Community College or McNeese State University
  • Commissioners also serve as a volunteer force supporting many other non-profit groups throughout Southwest Louisiana

Are you interested in sponsoring our 2024 Conference?

Through donations, our sponsors underwrite the majority of the cost of the Fall Conference which helps keep the cost of attending the conference to a minimum for participants.