Boys Town Louisiana Appoints New Executive Director

Rashain Carriere-Williams obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University in 2000. She continued on to Tulane University where she received two Master's degrees, one in social work and the other in public health. Throughout her professional 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 youth who are involved in the court and foster care systems. 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 – all of which helps them to transition on to self-sufficiency.

Rashain has worked at Boys Town for 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 Administrative Trainee Program, Rashain returned to the Boys Town Louisiana site and worked in management roles, first as a Program Director. In 2007, she was promoted to the position of Senior Director of Program Operations. In this 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 site level. She consulted to three of the national Boys Town sites, ensuring that the senior management staff had the support to deliver quality programs and services to youth and families.

Starting July 1, 2019, Rashain stepped into the role of Executive Director at the Boys Town Louisiana site.

Rashain is truly committed and passionate about doing her part to improve the lives of families in her community.

Rashain is very engaged civically. She serves as vice chair on the Board of Directors of the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority (JPHSA). As a local, volunteer Board this entity ensures JPHSA's mission and sets priorities that provides the people of Jefferson Parish with mental health, addictive disorders, and developmental disabilities services and supports. Also, Rashain has served as chair of the NEWCITY Neighborhood Partnership. This partnership is a space where people and groups who live and work in the Tremé/Lafitte, Tulane/Gravier, and Seventh Ward Neighborhoods of New Orleans can come together to share information, discuss issues, and build partnerships. In addition, Rashain has served as a member of the NOLA for Life collaborative. This collaborative was a Mayor-led initiative that includes partnerships with national and local individual and community groups to create and implement strategies to build safe neighborhoods and improve the lives of families in New Orleans.