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"Leadership is more disposition than position, influence others from wherever you are".          John Maxwell


Our diverse board has agreed to dedicate their time, energy and efforts to the success of others.  

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Tammie LaFleur

Asst Secretary/Treasurer
Tammie LaFleur is a Technical Support Specialist for Abbott Laboratories, Incorporated. She has been a part of the organization for 13 years, where she has held multiple titles to include a Hematology Technical Application Specialist and Regional Hematology Specialist. She has practiced in this disciple for almost 20 years as a Product Investigation Specialist, Quality Control Specialist, and Laboratory Supervisor/Manager. Tammie is a 1987 graduate of Washington-Marion Magnet High School. She received her Bachelor of Science, with a specialty as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist, from the University of Central Florida. During her career she has received awards of excellence for her contribution as a Hematology Technical Application Specialist and Technical Support Specialist. Tammie is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Katy Chapter where see serves as the chapter Treasurer. She participates in multiple community services to include an annual community health fair, local international festival for high school students and Habitat for Humanity projects. Tammie resides in Cypress Texas with her husband Cedrick LaFleur, of 30 years. Together they have 2 beautiful children TreKessa(TK) and Patrick.

Tameka Prude Selders

Tameka Prude Selders first began exploring her love for teaching children by committing to the very demanding role of a full-time homeschooling mother, and for over seven years, she successfully, and quite impressively, joined a force of other parents to create a non-traditional schooling community for young learners. Through her participation in Chicago’s Mid-South HOUSE Homeschooling Organization, she was given the first opportunity to publicly practice the many personal and educational philosophies she embraced regarding teaching and empowering children and youth. As the years progressed, Tameka committed her life’s work to impacting children, as well as educating adults. She is the founder and CEO of Brown Baby Design ®, a mentor teacher, highly sought public speaker, and an accomplished writer. She has
written two children’s books: Happy to be Chemical Free, dedicated to little girls who proudly wear their God-given hair, and Have You Ever Seen Anything More Beautiful, which celebrates the beauty of brown skin.
Tameka’s experience as a wife, mother, educator, and mompreneur has sparked an interest by
many. She lectures across the country, motivating educators, college students, parents, and
other community leaders to assess their purpose in the lives of the children around them, and
approach each child with specific INTENTION to make a positive impact. She has been
interviewed and featured by several magazines, newspapers, and online blogs, including the
Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Everything She, Honey Be Natural, essence.com, and
The Griot.
Tameka is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, a proud alumna of Washington-Marion Magnet
High School, Southern University and A&M College, and she received her Masters of Arts in
Teaching from Dallas Baptist University. She credits the Jackie Robinson Foundation as a major
barrier-breaker in her life, and she currently serves as Vice-chair of their Southwestern Scholar
Advisory Committee. She is also a member of the Omicron Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Dallas Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. She considers
herself the very blessed wife of Dr. Michael Selders and the ever-evolving mother of three
children, Jamari, Hannah, and Khalil. She and her family reside in Texas, where she continues
to impact young lives by ministering at St. Philip’s School and Community Center in South
Dallas. During her spare time, she enjoys writing and spending time with other young women,
particularly young mothers.
To learn more about Tameka’s latest adventures, please visit her mommy blog
at mamatameka.blogspot.com , like her Facebook fan page @MamaTameka, or browse her
latest creations at brownbabydesign.com.

Ronald J. Blanchard

Minister Charles Robertson

Pastor Charles is a 1978 graduate of Washington High School. He earned a BA Degree in Biblical Studies from Christian Life School of Theology ( Beacon College) in Columbus, Georgia. He served twenty-two years in the U.S. Military and is a retired Sergeant Major. He currently serves as Assistant Pastor and Administrator of United Christian Fellowship Ministries. He has served as president of the Lake Area Ministers Group, Board Chairman of the Lake Charles Housing Authority, President of the Mayor's Committee for Community & Race Relations, Advisor to the United Methodist Church Long Term Recovery Board, host of the Calcasieu Parish Multi-cultural Youth Conference, member of the Calcasieu Parish Children and Youth Planning Board, the Calcasieu Parish School Board Safe &Drug Free Schools and the CPSB Disproportionality Committee. He is owner of Divine Connections Enterprises, a company with commercial real estate holdings. His company provided facilities for the first three Charter Academies in Lake Charles and the first permanent VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic for Veterans in Calcasieu Parish.

Pastor Robertson established innovative youth mentoring programs such as the Foundations of Fatherhood and the Daughters of Excellence. He served as Director of the Comprehensive Youth Services Program through the Calcasieu Parish Workforce Investment Board. This program provided services to youth such as summer work opportunities, tutoring in Math and English, GED preparation, and comprehensive guidance & counseling. He is founding member and 1st president of the Washington-Marion Athletic Booster Club. He has been married for 33 years to Gloria Gobert Robertson and is proud father of two.

Dr. Pearl Nelson

Dr. Pearl Nelson is a licensed mental health counselor, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with behavior, mood and adjustment issues. She is the owner of Resolutions Counseling Services, LLC, where she works as an outpatient counselor.


Dr. Nelson completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, her Master’s degree in Counseling at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and completed her Ph.D., in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. Dr. Nelson is licensed to practice as a counselor in Louisiana and Texas.

Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Louisiana Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has been selected to provide lectures and presentations at a variety of conferences, community based events, school assemblies and professional meetings. She was raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana where she resides with her husband and two children. Her personal interests include attending sporting events, watching movies, and music.

Kimberly L. Dellafosse

Co-founder / Vice President



With more than 17 years of leadership and entrepreneurial experience, Kimberly Dellafosse is poised to inspire and educate others about creating their own path to success.

Kimberly obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and graduated with honors from Dillard University in 1994. After being named “Registered Nurse of the Year” at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans, she set her focus on a career in hospital management and quickly moved into the ranks of nursing administration and leadership.

During the span of her career, Kimberly has been afforded the opportunity to gain a myriad of career experience. In addition to being a licensed registered nurse, Kimberly also owns a public relations/business consulting business and possesses a certification in esthiology from the Aveda Institute of Beauty which she utilized to launch a skin care and beauty business. Serving as a business owner has allowed her to delve into philanthropy and mentoring, endeavors which continue to shape her passions. In 2011, Kimberly was named one of Thrive Magazine’s Thriving Thirty-Somethings for her commitment to youth.

Kimberly’s civic involvement includes serving as the founder of the community organization The Oak Park Neighborhood Alliance. She also serves on several boards including the Louisiana State Civil Service Commission and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana.

Kimberly strongly believes that she has yet to reach her maximum potential and as a result, she continues to search for new ventures which will allow her to merge her enterprising spirit with her love of mentoring.

Kimberly is married to Mack Dellafosse, and they have two children.

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