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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.


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.


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.

THE MAXWELL METHOD OF SPEAKING

SKILLS TRAINING IN SPEAKING, PRESENTING & COMMUNICATING

"Everyone communicates, few connect. We will show you how to connect and make an impact through your speeches and presentations."

Want to know the secret to getting anything you want in your professional and personal life? Communication. Communication is the key that unlocks the door to effectively influencing others. Whether you are leading a team of people in your company, running a business, negotiating a contract, or seeking buy-in from others, if you know how to communicate, you will be much more successful than those who do not. I can help you master the art of communication so you can connect and engage with others at every level.

The Maxwell Method of Speaking

MAXWELL SPEAKERS CLUB

Participating in the Maxwell Speaker Club is the next best thing to being trained by John Maxwell himself. Each week, we will watch and extract lessons from John’s live presentations and speeches. As your facilitator, I will guide you through practical exercises to help you master your communication. You will experience the same quality instruction used by John and Speaker Trainer, Roddy Galbraith, to train speakers all over the world through the John Maxwell Team. Join the speakers club that was created for leaders like you!

SPEAKING SKILLS HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

Want to improve your speaking skills? Learn from a master of communication, John C. Maxwell. This half-day workshop will be a powerful experiential speaker training workshop, covering topics such as:

• The art and practice of developing stories
• How to connect with your audience and hold their attention
• How to overcome the fear of speaking in public
• Developing your own style of communication
• Crafting your content for the most effective presentation


Upon completion of this training, participants will receive a certificate.

SPEAKING SKILLS HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

 Whether you are making a 15-minute presentation or an hour-long keynote, your ability to connect and communicate will be essential to effectively getting the audience to take action and move forward. In this presentation, we will discuss the critical keys to success when it comes to influencing and impacting people. We will cover:

• The speaking skills essential for every leader.
• How to connect with others and keep them engaged.
• The power of stories - even in the most technical presentations.
• Why it is important for you as a leader to continue to develop your speaking skills.