Advisory Committee

The Louisiana CIP/Children's Advocacy Resource Effort (CARE) Committee consists of individuals representing diverse yet collaboborative stakeholders all dedicated to improving the welfare of all children of Louisiana. Members include:

 

Judge Ernestine S. Gray, Chair
Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

Judge Anne L. Simon, Retired
Court Improvement Fellow

Kevin Robshaw, J.D.
Mental Health Advocacy Services

Margot Hammond, J.D.
Retired

Judge Kathleen Stewart Richey
Retired

S. Mark Harris, J.D., CIP Coordinator
Pelican Center for Children & Families

Kaaren Hebert
DCFS-Policy Advisor

Rhenda Hodnett, Ph.D., LMSW 
Child Welfare Training Academy

Jan Byland, J.D., MSW, CPA 
DCFS-Child Welfare Director

Toni Buxton 
DCFS-Foster Care

Myra N. Magee
Louisiana Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Judge David Matlock
Caddo Parish Juvenile Court

Dr. Amy Dickson
LSU Health Sciences Center, Infant Team

Prof. Corie Hebert, Ph.D., LCSW
Southeast Louisiana University School of Social Work

Melissa Maiello 
DCFS - IV-E Compliance

Karen Hallstrom, JD, MSW
Louisiana Supreme Court - Deputy Judicial Administrator

Carmen Weisner
National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana Chapter

John Wyble, Ph.D. 
LouisianaChildren.org

Jacqueline Wilson 
LouisianaChildren.org

Revonda Kirby, J.D. 
LouisianaChildren.org 

Donna Cuneo 
Louisiana Bar Foundation

Joan Hunt, J.D. 
Louisiana Department of Education

Richard Pittman, J.D. 
Louisiana Public Defender Board

Eileen Fourroux
Pelican Center for Children & Families

Prof. Luz Molina
Loyola University College of Law

Prof. Erma Borsky
Southern University

Devan Petersen
Former Foster Child

James Hoffman, J.D. 
Department of Children & Family Services, Bureau of General Counsel

Yvonne Domingue 
Department of Health & Hospitals, Coordinated Systems of Care

Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, J.D. 
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

Peggy Kirby 
Louisiana Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Rubye E. Noble 
Louisiana Juvenile & Family Court Judges

Sue Stieb 
Casey Foundation

Rebecca May Ricks, J.D. 
Mental Helath Advocacy Services (MHAS)

Michael Schachtman, J.D. 
Louisiana State Bar Association

A. Smith, J.D. 
Legal Services of North Louisiana

Ayanna Butler, J.D. 
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

Laura Sewell, J.D. 
Louisiana State Bar Association

Kristi Spinoza 
Louisiana District Attorneys Association

Carolyn Branch 
Methods LLC

Jonathan Rhodes, J.D.
Louisiana State Bar Association

Karen Matthews 
Chitamacha Tribal Court

Russell Loper 
Methods LLC

Candice LeBlanc, J.D. 
Department of Children & Family Services, Bureau of General Counsel

Marty Gibson 
Department of Children & Family Services

Karen Grant 
Department of Children & Family Services

Bora Sunseri, LCSW 
Department of Children & Family Services

Anthony Ellis 
Department of Children & Family Services

Christy Tate 
Department of Children & Family Services

Karen Faulk 
Department of Children & Family Services

Susan Delle Shaffette 
Team Dynamics LLC

Patsy Johnson 
Department of Children & Family Services

Lynell Sanders
Children’s Justice Act, OCS
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