Meet the Team
Lafayette Education Foundation promotes excellence in education through Teacher Awards, grants, various reading initiatives and community-supported education initiatives. This is all accomplished with the talents and dedication of our team and board members.
Etienna Wright, Executive Director
Andre Arceneaux, Programs Director
Donna Smith, Administrative Assistant
Board of Directors
Lafayette Education Foundation is guided by a 25 member volunteer Board of Directors who give generously of their time and talents, taking an active role in the part LEF plays to make a difference in education in Lafayette Parish.
Lafayette Education Foundation
2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors
Dan Alexander, President
Berard Transportation, Inc.
William W. Rucks V, President-Elect
Andre Higginbotham, VP Finance
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Lauren Gardner, VP Programs
Onebane Law Firm
Blaise Zuschlag, VP of Program and Fund Development
Chris Hebert, VP Committee Coordination
Cade Evans, Past President
Allen & Gooch
Retired Educator &
Dr. Gerald Carlson
ULL College of Education
Director & Wanderlust Production Co.
US Federal Court
Former School Board Member
J.P. Hesterly, Jr. & Associates
New Vision Leadership
Architects Beazley Moliere
Law Office of Kenneth DeJean
The Nutty Scientists
Dr. Taniecea Mallery
Lafayette Fire Department