Announcing Our 2019-20 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana is pleased to announce our 2019-20 Board of Directors.

The newly elected members include:

William C. Bradford, Jr.

William, an attorney, recently joined Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts, after four years as Shreveport’s City Attorney. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, is a 2018 recipient of Dillard University’s “40 Under 40”, and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He is a member of Mt. Canaan Baptist Church and is married to Sonja, and they are expecting their first child this summer. He is a Cherish the Children Society member.

Sheyenne Wilborn Carper, M.D.

Sheyenne was a recipient of a LightHouse scholarship that allowed her to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor. She now works as a pediatrician for Willis Knighton Healthy System and an assistant professor of Pediatrics for LSU Health. She previously served six years on the board and served on the LightHouse scholarship committee. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Refreshing Point Ministries. Her family includes her husband, Larry, and two daughters. She is a Cherish the Children Society member.

S. Patrick Crawford

Patrick is Vice President of Strategic Accounts for Scorpion Internet Advertising. He is a Shreveport native and a member of Shreveport Covenant Church. He is married to his wife, Haylee, and they have two daughters. He is a Cherish the Children Society member.

Dr. Cortez Davis

Cortez is a chemotherapy pharmacist at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and a LightHouse graduate. He joined the after-school program in middle school and he credits the program with his success at the University of Louisiana – Monroe. He is engaged to his fiance, Raven, and they are planning a wedding in year 2020. He is an Evergreen Society member and active with the Volunteers of America Visionaries.

Virginia B. Lamb

Ginny is a Shreveport native an active community volunteer. She is a member of the Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier and First United Methodist Church Shreveport. She is married to her husband, Rich, and they have two children. She is a Cherish the Children Society member.

John W. Peak

John retired from a career in banking in 2014, and he is currently involved in the Shreveport Bossier Military Affairs Council, North Louisiana Economic Partnership, Step Forward Northwest Louisiana and the Committee of 100. He is also a member of First United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Diana, have two grown children and four grandchildren. He is an Evergreen Society member.


Along with welcoming the new board members, the organization is also pleased to share the following board officers: Chuck Meehan, President/CEO; Jerry Edwards, Chair; Robert Dean, Vice Chair; Dr. Sheyenne Carper, Secretary; and John Ponthie, Treasurer.

Click HERE to visit our website page to see a complete list of 2019-20 Board of Directors.

We are excited for the passion and expertise this group of community volunteers will bring to help lead Volunteers of America in our community!

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