Step Forward Board of Directors

Waynette Ballengee
Community Volunteer

Bishop L. Lawrence Brandon
Pastor, Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church

John Dean, President
Partner of Counsel, Heard, McElroy and Vestal

Dr. Jana De Benedetti
Rabbi, B’nai Zion Congregation

Toya Graham, Vice President
Executive Director, The Beaird Family Foundation

Kristina Gustavson – ex officio
Executive Director, The Community Foundation of North Louisiana

Kyle McInnis
Attorney, Anderson Feazel Management, Inc.

Terry Petzold
Vice President, Magee Resource Group LLC

Africa Price
Director of Public Relations and Communications, City of Shreveport

Step Forward Leadership Council

Reggie Abrams
President, Committee of One Hundred

Sonja Bailes
Public Relations Liaison, Bossier Parish Schools
Step Forward Communications and Outreach Advisor

Dr. Rick Bateman
Chancellor, Bossier Parish Community College
Step Forward Post-Secondary Advisor

Dr. Joseph Bocchini Jr., MD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
LSU Health Sciences Center
Step Forward Health Advisor

Rosalind Glover Bryant
Supervisor of Compliance/Parental Community Involvement, Caddo Parish Schools Title I
Step Forward Parent Advisor

Sandy Cimino
Vice President, Business Development
Community Bank of Louisiana

Dr. Larry Clark
Chancellor, Louisiana State University Shreveport

Dr. Rodney Ellis
Chancellor, Southern University Shreveport, LA

LeVette Fuller
Teen Services Associate, Shreve Memorial Library
Step Forward Middle Grade STEM Network Chair

Chris Gabriel
Executive Vice President
Volunteers of America North Louisiana

Dr. Lamar Goree
Superintendent, Caddo Parish Schools

Dr. Raymond Hicks
Step Forward Youth Civic Development / My Brother’s Keeper Network Co-Chair

Lisa Johnson
President / CEO, Bossier Chamber of Commerce

Terrie Johnson
Supervisor Grades 9-12, Bossier Parish Schools
Step Forward High School Advisor

Jacques Lasseigne
Regional Industry Coordinator, Louisiana Workforce Commission
Step Forward Workforce Development Network Chair

Dr. Tim Magner
President, Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Earl Meador
Director, Northwest Louisiana Technical College

Rodgrigo Mondragon
Owner, Operator Ki’ Mexico

Kathy Noel
Interim Superintendent, DeSoto Parish Schools

Mary Rounds
Confidential Secretary, Mayor, City of Shreveport
Step Forward Youth Civic Development / My Brother’s Keeper Network Co-Chair

Johnny Rowland
Superintendent, Webster Parish Schools

Dr. Phillip Rozeman, MD
Cardiovascular Consultants

Scott Smith
Superintendent, Bossier Parish Schools

Nancy Walker
Former kindergarten teacher and community volunteer
Step Forward Early Childhood Network Co-Chair

Dr. Tim Wilcox
Administrator of Psychiatric and Support Services, Willis Knighton Health System

Tim Wilhite
CFO and General Counsel, Wilhite Electric

Dr. Janice Williams
Principal, Meadowview Elementary
Step Forward Early Literacy Network Chair

Dr. Bruce Wilson
President and CEO, United Way of Northwest Louisiana

Alexis Young
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Webster Parish Public Schools