• Join Our Commission

    The Volunteer Louisiana Commission consists of leaders from across the state who share an interest in volunteering and national service. If you are interested in joining the Commission, you can download the fact sheet and nomination form below.

    Commissioner Nomination Form

    Commission Fact Sheet

Meet Our Commissioners


Mitzi Hochheiser, Chair : Baton Rouge

Medicaid Deputy Director - Medicaid Systems Division, Louisiana Department of Health

Karen Moss-Barnes, Vice Chair : Shreveport

City of Shreveport, Fair Share Coordinator

Julie LaFleur, Treasurer : Lafayette

FoodNet Executive Director, AmeriCorps alumnus

Patrick Lawler, Secretary: Baton Rouge

Recruitment Specialist, Big Buddy, AmeriCorps Alumnus


Wendy Primeaux

Wendy Primeaux: Lake Charles

Case Management Supervisor, Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana

Kellie Duhon: Crowley

Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA; Community Relations Consultant

Sandra Cavalier: Denham Springs

Quad Area CCA; Foster Grandparent Program Director

Leslie Hill: Baton Rouge

Louisiana Department of Education, Legislative and Community Liaison, Policy and Governmental Affairs

Carissa Graves: Baton Rouge

VP of Community Engagement, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, AmeriCorps Alumnus

Ryan Haynie: Baton Rouge

Haynie and Associates, Owner

Angela Jouett: Lake Charles

Volunteer Mgt and Emergency Preparedness, Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

Grant Shreiner: New Orleans

Louisiana Association of Educators, UniServ Director

Lee Arthur Jeter: Shreveport/Bossier

Executive Director, Fuller Center for Housing NWLA/Non-Profit Administration Fundraising

Paul Pratt: Shreveport

Principal, Pratt and Associates

Kyle Wedberg: New Orleans

NOCCA, President/CEO, AmeriCorps Alumnus

Gwen Hillliard: Prairieville

American Red Cross Regional Youth Engagement Leader

Gerren Sias

Gerren Sias: New Orleans/Baton Rouge

Community Engagement Director, Louisiana Appleseed

Sarah Mouton Floyd

Sarah Mouton Floyd: Monroe

Development Director, Children's Coalition for Northeast Louisiana

Jay Blackmon-Williams

Jay Blackmon-Williams: Baton Rouge

Advocacy/Compliance Manager, East Baton Rouge Council on Aging



Lora Grady :

CNCS State Office

LTG Nungesser

Billy Nungesser :

Lt. Governor

John Bel Edwards :