Our Board of Directors




Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana is governed by a seventeen member Volunteer Board of Directors from our seven Parish service region:  Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, Rapides, and Vernon Parishes.  Our volunteer Board of Directors meets at a minimum of twelve times annually, serves an initial three-year term, participates in and supports 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 by upholding our JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) values.

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.  


2023 Board of Directors


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

Lacy Viator- Vice Chair (Investar Bank)

Erika Carlisle - Treasurer (Carroll & Carlisle)

Erica Martin- Secretary (Entergy)

Dan Losey - (Retired P66)

Kelly Miseles (Retired Army & Big Brother)

Vic Salvador (Retired Ward 3 Marshal)

Anthony Celestine (Office for Juvenile Justice, Calcasieu Parish)

Dave Foley (AFI Mortgage)

Kedrick Nicholas (McNeese State University)

Alex Richard (B1Bank)

Ed McGuire  (PSN Law Firm, Board Legal Counsel)

Cinnamon Salvador (Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Office)


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