Press Releases

Five Community Leaders Join the 2022-23 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) is pleased to announce the 2022-23 board of directors, and welcomes five newly-elected community leaders who will each serve a three-year membership term. The new members are Liz Bulher, marketing coordinator at Heard, McElroy, and Vestal, LLC; John B. Frierson, Jr., partner in Chicot Bend Plantation; Jay Hanna, president

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HMV Unique Sponsorship Benefits Children, Teens and Families

On Friday, June 24th, children and families in Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) programs will experience the Shreveport-Bossier community’s CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally presented by the Louisiana Office of Tourism thanks to a generous partnership with local CPA firm, Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC (HMV). As a Red River Balloon Rally event

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon

On Tuesday, February 22nd, Volunteers of America North Louisiana honored special volunteers for their service during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Lunch. One hundred and sixteen people gathered for the celebration at East Ridge Country Club. “On behalf of Volunteers of America, thank you,” Carolyn Hammond, president and CEO, shared. “Each day, you bring your passion

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Carolyn Hammond Named President and CEO

Volunteers of America North Louisiana, a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable reach their full potential, welcomes a new leader. After an extensive regional search, the Board of Directors has selected Carolyn Hammond as President and Chief Executive Officer. Jerry Edwards, president and CEO search committee chair and former board of director’s

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Five Community Leaders Join the 2021-2022 Board of Directors

Volunteers of America North Louisiana (VOANLA) is pleased to announce five community leaders who will serve a three-year term on the 2021-22 Board of Directors. The new members are Brittney Dunn, independent certified public accountant; Wesley Lazarus, assistant vice president at Progressive Bank; Terry Moore, wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch; Jonathan Reynolds, chief commercial

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Chuck Meehan, President and CEO, Announces Retirement

After 33 years of dedication and service, Chuck Meehan, president and CEO, announces his retirement from Volunteers of America North Louisiana, effective December 31, 2021. “I consider finding my way to Volunteers of America as one of my life’s greatest blessings, as it has truly been an honor and privilege to be a part of

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