Our Board of Directors




Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is governed by a seventeen member Volunteer Board of Directors from our six Parish service region:  Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Vernon Parishes.  Our volunteer Board of Directors meets a minimum of 8 times annually, serves an initial three-year term, participates in all fundraising activities, provides governance and financial support, is an Ally in our region by promoting our Vision and Mission, and is an integral part of our strategic plan.  We invite and affirm all community allies to join our movement and help us grow youth served, community engagement, and sustainable funding.  

If you are interested in serving on our Volunteer Board of Directors, please CLICK HERE for the Board application and multi-layer background screening authorization form.  


2022 Board of Directors


Velika Trahan- Chair (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana)

Vacant- Vice Chair

Erika Carlisle - Treasurer (Carroll & Carlisle)

Erica Martin- Secretary (Iron Clad Title)

Josh Darby - Past Chair (The Pathology Laboratory)

Dan Losey - (Retired P66)

Ed McGuire  (PSN Law Firm, Board Legal Counsel)

Kaitlyn Gallegos (Visit Lake Charles)

Kelly Miseles (Retired Army & Big Brother)

Vic Salvador (Retired Ward 3 Marshal)

Tiffany Abshire (Argent Trust)

Anthony Celestine (Office for Juvenile Justice, Calcasieu Parish)

Dave Foley (AFI Mortgage)

Lacy Viator (Investar Bank)

Kedrick Nicholas (McNeese State University)

Alex Richard (B1Bank)


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