Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Our independent Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of local business and community leaders to help provide corporate governance and guidance for Boys Town Louisiana.

We are grateful for the continued support and expertise they provide, ensuring that each department and program lives the mission we strive to fulfill every single day.

Alvin Johnson, Chair
Managing Partner, Davis, Johnson & Teamer Attorneys at Law

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. On July 1, 2020, he started a firm called Davis, Johnson & Teamer Attorneys at Law. This firm specializes in personal injury.​

Cliff Buller, Chair-Elect
Retired Vice President, Hancock 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 supportiv​​e 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 youn​g 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.

Therese “Terri” Thibodeaux Stuckey, Secretary

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.

Rashain Carriere-Williams, President
Executive Director, Boys Town Louisiana

Louisiana Board Member since 2019

Rashain Carriere-Williams obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Louisiana Tech University. 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 working with youth and families who have not been dealt a fair hand in life, by helping them to learn important skills, reach new heights, achieve their goals and transition on to self-sufficiency.

Rashain has worked for Boys Town for more than 16 years. She began her tenure as an administrative trainee. In that capacity, Rashain worked at the Boys Town National Headquarters learning the Boys Town model and systems. After completing the program, Rashain returned to Boys Town Louisiana and worked in management roles, originally as a program director. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of Senior Director of Program Operations for Boys Town Louisiana, where she directed all programing.

In July of 2018, Rashain transitioned from the Boys Town Louisiana site to a national role with Boys Town as a Fidelity Consultant. In this capacity, Rashain was responsible for program implementation at the national level. She served as a consultant to three other Boys Town sites, ensuring that the senior management/leadership staff had the support to deliver quality programs and services to youth and families. Starting on August 1, 2019, Rashain stepped into her current role as the Executive Director of Boys Town Louisiana.

Rashain is excited about leading the Louisiana team and is truly passionate about her role. She is committed to helping to improve the lives of youth and families in her community.

Shyrl Phallon Bagneris, Member
Senior Director of Activation & Account Strategy Marketing, Memphis Grizzlies

Louisiana Board Member since 2022

Shyrl Phallon Bagneris is a native New Orleanian and a graduate of St. Mary's Academy. Shyrl received her bachelor’s (marketing) and master’s (sports management) from Louisiana State University before heading to Dallas, TX to start her marketing and advertising career.

Shyrl currently serves as Senior Director of Activation & Account Strategy Marketing for the Memphis Grizzlies. She leads the team partnerships activation professionals responsible for bringing all Grizzlies partnerships to life. Shyrl leads partnerships for the Memphis Grizzles, FedEx Forum, Grind City Media, Memphis Hustle and Grizz Gaming. In 2007, Shyrl worked for The Marketing Arm, a top marketing agency in Dallas, where she has led the development and execution of programs for NBA All-Star (Ruffles), Super Bowl (Doritos), Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and BCS National Championship (Tostitos) games. During 2020, Shyrl returned to NOLA to work semi-remotely for the company she has been with for 15 years. Since coming back home, she has led the advertising and marketing efforts for Advance Auto Parts and DieHard Batteries from New Orleans. Under her leadership, the "DieHard is Back" campaign won 12 top industry awards, including a Grand Clio. Shyrl is excited to partner with Boys Town of Louisiana as one of the newest board members. She hopes to establish new connections and experiences that allow her to give back to her hometown, while giving her purposeful activities outside of her daily work.

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.

Brenton A. Bowman, Member
Investment Portfolio Specialist, Hancock Whitney Bank

Louisiana Board Member since 2022

Brenton joined Hancock Whitney as an Investment Portfolio Specialist in the Wealth and Asset Management Department in 2020. He has been in the wealth management industry for more than 5 years. In his current role, Brenton is responsible for strategy implementation and various asset management functionalities for managed investment accounts. Brenton also works closely with portfolio managers by evaluating and executing new investment opportunities for clients.

Prior to joining Hancock Whitney, Brenton worked as a Relationship Manager for the largest privately owned trust company in the state of Florida. Here, he performed administrative activities in ultra-high net worth client accounts, which included asset transfers, trading, portfolio construction and tax harvesting.

Brenton is a New Orleans native. He graduated from Holy Cross High school of New Orleans and received his bachelor’s degree with honors in finance from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Outside of Hancock Whitney, when Brenton is not working, he can be found in his River Ridge home playing dress up with his two amazing kids and wonderful wife, Kailin. When not on baby duty, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and listening to live music at local restaurants.

Brenton grew up in a single parent household, which made him extremely passionate about teaching youth the importance of responsibility, education, and improving their well-being in society.

Anne Doussan Chiang, Member
Executive Assistant, Doussan Real Estate Group

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 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.

JoAnn Clarey, Member
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.

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.

Brandi Nye, Member
Managing Director, Business Solutions, AEP Energy

Louisiana Board Member since 2015

Brandi Nye has over a decade of energy experience ranging from rate strategy and analysis, economic development, product and service innovation, and sustainability and decarbonization consulting for commercial and industrial customers. In her current role, Brandi leads a business solutions team responsible for direct commodity energy and gas sales, onsite solutions and energy advisory services.

Prior to joining AEP Energy, Brandi worked for Entergy specializing in decarbonization innovation at Entergy Services and graduated with her Executive Masters in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. Brandi's role includes understanding sustainability trends, policies and energy-specific regulations that feed directly into customer insights on decarbonization services.

Amelia Marie Sherman, LPC, NCC, Member
Professional Counselor, Metairie Park Country Day School

Louisiana Board Member since 2023

Amelia Sherman obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University. She continued at Loyola University where she received her master’s degree in mental health counseling. Amelia worked in the Jefferson Parish school system as a high school counselor at Riverdale High School for 7 years and is currently employed as a counselor at Metairie Park Country Day School, where she supports the mental health of children and families.

As a New Orleans native, Amelia understands the importance of providing positive opportunities and support for our local youth and looks forward to working with Boys Town to give back to the community.