Raised in St. Martinville, Louisiana
Graduated from Convent of Mercy (All girls high school)
Attended UL (S.L.I. then)
Worked in the Oil Industry in Lafayette for 37 years; retired in 1991. Served for 12 years as 1st elected woman police juror in St. Martin Parish in 1980. Served as President (1987-88), Vice President (1986-87), Chairman of Public Works and Industrial Park.
Membership in the following organizations:
Kiwanis, Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association, Woodman of the World, Volunteer Fireman, Breaux Bridge Bayou Parade, Inc., AARP, LA Retired Teachers, Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce, St. Martinville Chamber of Commerce, National Organization of Women Legislators, Ducks Unlimited, National Women’s Political Caucus, The Patriots of Louisiana, St. Martinville Kiwanis, Civitan Club.
Member of the Children, Families & Health Committee of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Assembly on State Issues
Member of the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference, Committee on Tax Structures
Women’s Policy and Research Commission
Assisted Conception and Artificial Means of Reproduction Task Force
Regional Trauma Patient Care Statewide System Task Force
Governor’s Commission on Disability Affairs
Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission
Nursing Home Quality and Efficiency Board
Louisiana Emergency Response Network
Commission on Perinatal Care and Prevention of Infant Mortality
Commission on Men’s Health and Wellness
The Energy Council
Working Uninsured Task Force
Future of Family Medicine Task Force
Board Member of the following:
Acadiana Regional Development District
Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
New Start Center
Southern Mutual Help Association, Inc.
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