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About: Board of Directors

  • ​Ann Doussan-Chiang, Chair

    Regulatory Filing Manager, Entergy Services, Inc.
    Louisiana Board Member since 2015

    Anne Doussan-Chiang joined the board in 2015, but her first introduction to Boys Town began twenty years prior. She grew up watching her father become increasingly involved with the organization. As a child, Anne tagged along for family picnic days with the youth, during graduate school she presented papers on the Boys Town model, and in 2014 Anne raised enough money to earn the ReProm Queen title.

    Today, Anne serves as the Board Secretary and Early Head Start Committee Chair. She enjoys putting her Social Work license to use as she stays up to date on the evolving Boys Town systems and expanding services. As a civic-minded New Orleans native, Anne understands the value of supporting local children and families, and she believes that no organization is better positioned to do so than Boys Town.

  • ​Alvin Johnson,, Chair-Elect

    Managing Partner, Alvin Johnson & Associates
    Louisiana Board Member since 2015

    Alvin Johnson was born and raised in Crescent City. He received his undergraduate degree as well as his juris doctor in 2002 from Southern University in Baton Rouge.

    He went to the DA’s office in June 2006 and started a private firm with Guillory, Johnson, Phillips and Thompson in 2012. In 2014 he branched out and started his own firm, Alvin Johnson and Associates.

    He is a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Martinet Society. His area of practice is personal injury and criminal law. Outside of the office, Alvin enjoys listening to the music of his hometown and is a lector for his church Saint Raymond/Saint Leo on Paris Avenue.

  • ​Rashain Carriere-Williams, President


    Executive Director, Boys Town Louisiana
    Louisiana Board Member since 2019

    LA Boys Town BoardRashain Carriere-Williams obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from. She continued to Tulane University where she received her master’s degrees, one in social work, and the other in public health. Throughout her career, Rashain has worked to serve her community. Her experience includes working with children and families with mental and behavioral health issues, the geriatric population, and systems-involved youth. Rashain’ s passion lies in helping youth and families that have not been dealt a fair hand in life by helping them learn skills, reach new heights, and achieve their goals, transitioning onto self-sufficiency.

    Rashain has worked for Boys Town for over 15 years. She began her tenure as an administrative trainee. In that capacity, Rashain worked at the Boys Town National office learning the Boys Town model and systems. After completing the program, Rashain returned to the Boys Town Louisiana site and worked in management roles, first as a program director, then was promoted in 2007 to the position of Senior Director of Program Operations of Boys Town Louisiana, in her role, she oversaw all programing for Boys Town Louisiana.

    In July of 2018, Rashain transitioned from the Boys Town Louisiana site to a role with the national office as a Fidelity Consultant. In this capacity, Rashain was responsible for programmatic implementation at the National level. She consulted to three of the national Boys Town sites, ensuring that the senior management/leadership staff has the support to deliver quality programs and services to youth and families. However, starting August 1, 2019, Rashain stepped into the role of Executive Director at the Boys Town Louisiana site.

    Rashain is excited to lead the Boys Town Louisiana site and is truly committed and passionate about doing her part in improving the lives of youth and families in her community.

  • JoAnn Clarey, Secretary

    Senior Tax Analyst, HR Block
    Louisiana Board Member since 2018

    JoAnn Clarey, M.Ed.; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education; Certified to teach Home Economics, English, Occupational Child Care, Nursery and Kindergarten; Director of Infant Toddler Family Services Program; Project PACT Trainer and developer; Project Coordinator for CSPD with Early Steps; SICC committee member; Adjunct Faculty member of Delgado Community College developed and taught Administration for Early Child Care Centers; Greater New Orleans Association for the Education of Young Children board member, Treasurer and Conference Committee Program/Facilities Chair.

    Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA Coach, Technical Assistance provider, Trainer, of Bridge to Quality. Provided Coaching, Training and Technical assistance to centers involved in Bridge II and III. Provided training for ACT 3 Pilot Centers on implementing Teaching Strategies Gold. Coordinated the Pre-K Expansion Project which involved creating 6 Pre-K classrooms in Early Learning Centers in year one and expanding to 13 classrooms in year two. Lead on writing, developing teaching and coaching the Louisiana Believes and Prepare Ancillary Certificate CDA Enhanced program.

    LSUHSC Human Development Center, New Orleans, LA: Director and Supervisor of Infant Toddler and Family Services Program - a developmental program for children with disabilities and 20 Early Interventionists who provided services for families in their homes, childcare centers and in the Tiger Tots classroom. Manage day to day operations of the infant toddler family services program. Manage day to day operations of early intervention services provided for children in the community through Early Steps.

    Director of Tiger Tots Play Group: In order to support families and children with disabilities I designed and developed an inclusive classroom environment that was developmentally appropriate and engaged young children and their families in learning through play.

    Coordinator of Project PACT: Co-developed and piloted a series of modules, Project PACT, to support childcare teachers in working with children with disabilities in inclusive settings. Coach, Technical Assistance provider, Trainer, Co-Creator of Bridge to Quality Program for Institute for Mental Hygiene.

  • ​​​​Brandi Nye, Member

    Innovation Partnership Manager, Key String Labs
    Louisiana Board Member since 2015

    Brandi Nye, Innovation Partnership Manager in Key String Labs at Entergy, is rapidly growing the utility industry with a history of resiliency and tradition by designing new products and services through the customer lens. As an innovation architect, she is passionate about helping to conceive, build and launch products and services that aid in breakthrough innovation and performance results in all facets of the electricity industry. She has been with Entergy for over eight years prior to joining Key String Labs and she is passionate about regulatory strategy, rate design and customer experience. In her various customer service roles at Entergy over the years, she has improved the customer experience for New Orleans residential and commercial customers as well as serving in the community by working with non-profit organizations and coordinating impactful community events. When she is not at work, you can find her out walking her dog, spinning to the beat a local cycle studio or working on her knockouts at the local boxing gym.

  • ​Cliff Buller, Member

    Retired Vice President, Whitney Bank
    Louisiana Board Member since 2016

    Cliff Buller has served on the board of Boys Town Louisiana since 2016. He currently chairs the Finance Committee. Previously, Cliff volunteered on various event committees since 2001.

    Cliff was introduced to Boys Town by a friend. Having been raised in a caring family with supportive parents he appreciates the benefits of a healthy home life and recognizes the challenges facing many of our youth today. He understands the important work Boys Town provides to young people in our area that are struggling with broken homes, discipline issues or other emotional issues.

    Cliff is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area and was raised by loving parents and 4 siblings. He is married to Laurie for over 35 years and they have three grown sons, Kevin, Eric and Benjamin.

    He serves on the Pastoral Council of St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church and is active in various ministries of the Parish. With his sons active in Boy Scouts he also served for over 25 years in various capacities with South East Louisiana Council, Boys Scouts of America as a troop leader and on various council committees.

    Cliff is a graduate of De La Salle High School in New Orleans (1976) and LSU, BS Finance (1982). He is employed in the financial industry as a commercial banker with Hancock Whitney Bank since 1983.

  • ​Timothy Thomas, Member

    Co-Owner, Thomas Financial Group
    Louisiana Board Member since 2012

    Having started his financial services career in 1998, Tim is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Finance with an emphasis in Economics. He also completed the extensive studies to earn the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations.

    Tim is actively involved in both industry organizations and non-profit boards within the community. These include New York Life’s Agent Advisory Council, the Society of Financial Service Professionals and The Cotton Mill Board. Currently, Tim serves on the Board for Boys Town Louisiana, an organization serving at-risk youth throughout the Greater New Orleans area.

    Tim and his wife Aurea have two sons, Hunter and Felipe. They live in New Orleans.

  • ​Dr. Lana Joseph-Ford, Member

    President & CEO, High Level Speech & Hearing Center, Joseph-Ford Enterprises
    Louisiana Board Member since 2020

    Founder and CEO of Joseph-Ford Enterprises and High-Level Speech & Hearing Center.

    Dr. Joseph-Ford is an entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. She has served as an advocate for musicians' health throughout New Orleans. Among her most notable clients are world renowned music artists, Drake and musical group Tank and the Bangas.

    As a young girl Dr. Joseph-Ford suffered with hearing difficulties and was bullied because of her speech impediment. Now, she uses her resilience to help others by offering early intervention strategies for individuals with communication disorders. As a philanthropist, Dr. Joseph-Ford has played a significant role in supporting youth in underserved communities. As an advocate for economic development, she founded Joseph-Ford Enterprises, a global economic development firm that invests in real estate, small businesses, health and technology.

    Dr. Joseph-Ford has been featured in Forbes, Gambit 40 under 40, Newtral Groundz, and Biz New Orleans Magazine.

  • Dede Lyman Redfearn, Member

    Owner, Crescent City Hearing Center
    Louisiana Board Member since 2021

    Dede has enjoyed a 20-year history with Boys Town. She has an Early Childhood Special Education degree and a Masters in Special Education from University of New Orleans She also has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Tulane University and has worked with a number of Non-Profit agencies including Covenant House, Boys Town and set up Teen Court programs in both Orleans and Jefferson Parish Juvenile Courts. While she is currently a small business owner, most of her career and volunteer work has been focused on improving the opportunities for teens and young adults in the Greater New Orleans area.

  • Therese “Terri” Thibodeaux Stuckey, Member

    Retired
    Louisiana Board Member since 2021

    Terri was born in Baton Rouge, but grew up in and lives in Metairie, Louisiana. After a brief career as a litigation attorney, Terri has spent the past twenty-five years as a volunteer for various schools while raising her three children with her husband Jim. At St. Catherine of Siena School, Terri was a substitute teacher, room mother, first aid volunteer, and girl scout leader. She served the St. Catherine of Siena Co-operative Club as president, vice-president, secretary, and publicity chair. She worked on their gala fundraiser committee and chaired a booth at the parish fair for several years. She served on the SCS Parish Council and is currently president-elect of the St. Catherine of Siena Women’s Club which volunteers throughout the city, including preparing meals for Boys Town homes.

    Terri is treasurer of the Spring Hill College National Alumni Association Board. As such she assists with administering their alumni scholarship program, with encouraging students to apply to the college, and with encouraging alumni to support the college. She has worked on the steering committee for the New Orleans chapter annual fundraiser.

    ​ As president of the Ursuline Academy Parents’ Club, Terri represented Ursuline on the Council of Catholic Schools Cooperative Clubs (CCSCC). She served on the Board of the CCSCC as secretary and publicity and legislative chairs. She currently serves on the Ursuline Academy Alumnae Association Board as past-president and chair of their La Fete Gala patron party. She also volunteered at Jesuit High School on their Celebration Gala committee and served as secretary and social chair of the Crestmont Park Civic Association.

  • Chris E. Barrilleaux, Member

    Regulatory Filing Manager, Entergy Services, Inc.
    Louisiana Board Member since 2019

    Chris E. Barrilleaux has been employed by subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation for approximately 33 years and has held various positions in the Accounting and Regulatory Services organizations. He is currently Manager of Regulatory Filings at Entergy where he is responsible for the oversight and preparation of regulatory rate filings with the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Prior to his employment with the Entergy Companies, he was employed by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. as the Controller.

    Chris believes helping youth to reach their full potential and become productive citizens are both critical to the overall health of the local community. He seeks to help the community achieve this goal through active support of community organizations who serve our youth. Chris views any given chance to coach and mentor children in need during their most formative years as an opportunity for tremendous personal reward for him and those he seeks to help.

    Chris is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana and the surrounding area. He enjoys being outdoors fishing and hunting with his sons and attending major sporting, theatre, and music events. He along with his wife and two sons reside in Lakeview. His wife, Valerie, is a licensed realtor who specializes in properties in the Lakeview area of New Orleans and is an active member of the St. Michael’s Special School Ladies Guild and serves on the board of the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. Their oldest son Grant is an LSU graduate and is currently attending Pharmacy School at Xavier of Louisiana. Ross, their youngest son, is completing his third year at LSU majoring in political science. Chris’ family attends St. Dominic Catholic Church where they are longtime parishioners.