Meet Our Committee
Wesley Lazarus – Chair
Wesley was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, attended Louisiana Tech University, and is a proud Bulldog! He is an Assistant Vice President with Progressive Bank and has served in various Banking roles with Progressive for almost 7 years. He has a deep-rooted connection & love for the Shreveport/Bossier Community and feels privileged to serve in leadership positions for numerous area non-profits, including Visionaries! When not working or volunteering you can find him at a local restaurant, working with his better half, Alaina, on their South Highlands home, watching Texas Rangers Baseball, or spending time with friends & family.
Courtnei has been a Medical Laboratory Scientist for Willis-Knighton Health System since 2006. She is currently the Assistant Lab Manager at WK Pierremont Health Center. Courtnei got involved with VOA and Visionaries through her dad, Chris, who has been involved with VOA for the last 25 years. Courtnei has been involved with the local Shreveport theatre community since the age of 3, and still performs in musicals with her local theatre company, Stage Center!
Ashby is an attorney at Cook, Yancey, King, & Galloway in Shreveport. He is a graduate of Loyola College Prep, Baylor University, and Baylor University School of Law. He got involved with Visionaries in 2017 by attending Visionaries’ Sip and Serve events. Outside of practicing law, he serves on the Volunteers of America Visionaries Committee and the Board of Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College, and enjoys playing tennis and reading.
Jordan Ring is the Associate Director of MLK Health Center & Pharmacy. Like many people raised in Shreveport, Jordan moved off after graduation and lived in Austin, TX for four years. She returned home in 2016 with a new appreciation for her hometown. She made it her mission to invest her time and talents in the good work being done across our community. Jordan was first introduced to Visionaries at their first Sip ‘N Serve at Ki Mexico. She is excited to join the Visionaries Committee and help create opportunities for others to invest in their community.
Mac is an attorney at Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts in Shreveport. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He first got involved with Visionaries in 2021 by attending Visionaries LightHouse Mardi Gras Parade. Outside of practicing law, he enjoys playing golf and watching college football.
Nick Oliver – Past Chair
Nick is a Business Analyst for the Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program in Shreveport. Nick was introduced to Volunteers of America at one of the Visionaries’ first Sip ‘n Serves. Since then, he has gotten more connected to the organization’s work and now leads the Visionaries as Committee Chair. In his free time, Nick enjoys taking in shows and events around the city, dining at local restaurants, and reading about financial markets.