Board Of Directors
First Lady of Gonzales, Mrs. Betty Arceneaux, is a mother of two and grandmother of four. Her youngest grandchild, Braden Farrell, is an inspiring little boy with MPS or Hurler’s Syndrome. Betty believes this park is a necessity of life to help these children feel they are a part of society, and that every child should be able to enjoy access to a fun day at the park with their parents, siblings and friends. She says since they cannot speak out for themselves, it is our duty to speak for them. According to Betty, “To see a smile on their face is gratitude! Gonzales is all about “quality of life”.” This is a very worth-while project she will enjoy pursuing and seeing it become a reality.
Audrey Boudreaux, married to Joey, mother of three and grandmother of five, has been a long time community volunteer. Recently retired as the Executive Director of Volunteer Ascension, she is now Project Kidz Kove's PR Chairman and is still active in Women’s Advisory Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Ascension Parish Community Advisory Panel (CAP), and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Ascension. She has helped raise funds for many causes, and is excited to join the Project Kidz Kove mission to provide a playground that is all-inclusive for our special needs community children.
Mrs. Stacey Bumpus is President of Project Kidz Kove and Chairman of the Design Committee. She is a member of St. Elizabeth's Women's Advisory Council and works as an a cardiac care RN at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Stacey is wife to Joe and mother to Liam and beautiful Anna Catherine, who has Rett Syndrome. She feels blessed to be working with such wonderful people in pursuit of this inclusive dream, which will help all children in the greater Ascension area interact and forge friendships. She believes that all children learn best from each other at their own pace, in an inviting atmosphere.
Mrs. Pam Bates Cagnolatti is Secretary for Project Kidz Kove, a graduate of The Baton Rouge School of Court Reporting, wife of John Cagnolatti, and member of the Women's Advisory Commitee for St. Elizabeth's Hospital. Pam has two children and three grandchildren. She is grandmother to Anna Catherine who has Cerebral Palsy and is her inspiration for joining this project. Pam believes in the need for all children to be able to play in a safe and adapted park that suits all needs. She is very proud to be involved in this quality-of-life project and looks forward to the hard work and rewards to come.
Mrs. Tammy Cullen, Project Kidz Kove's Volunteer Chairman and member of the fundraising and PR committees. Tammy is Office Manager of the Property Owner’s Association of the Country Club of Louisiana, and mother to Ashleigh Cullen. Tammy is involved with this worthwhile cause because she believes that exercise, aiding in independence and self confidence, is important to all children.
Mrs. Leslie M. Ickes is Co-chair of Project Kidz Kove’s fundraising committee, Surgical Technician at St. Elizabeth Hospital, wife of Ben, mom to Luke, who tackles his Cerebral Palsy head on, and sweet Caleb. Leslie feels this park will meet the needs of many children in our community both now and for years to come, and will serve to bring families with common bonds together.
Mrs. Erin Wiley Lanoux, Attorney at Law, Percy, Stromberg, Bush & Lanoux. Treasurer of Project Kidz Kove, Co-chair of the Finance Committee, and Member of the Design Committee. She lives in Gonzales with her husband Jay and 3 daughters, Abby, Audrey, and Alex, who has Down syndrome. Erin’s favorite aspect of this park is that it will allow children with and without disabilities to play together and learn from one another.
Mrs. Jodi Loar, MSW, Wife of Parish Councilman Chris Loar, Co-owner Colorwheel Learning Centers, member of Project Kidz Kove’s Fundraising and PR committees, mom to cuties Evangeline and Sinclair. She dedicates her time on the board to the memory of her children Christian and Samantha Loar, who blessed her family with an understanding of how precious all life is.
Mrs. Gwen Molliere has been a community fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the past 14 years, and is presently serving as an officer for the Baton Rouge Area MDA Chapter. She is a Project Kidz Kove Fundraising Committee member, wife to Archie, mom to son Kelly, and the late, beloved Kandice Molliere. Having experienced years of non-accessibility to special needs playground equipment with her daughter, she believes this project will fill the hearts of parents of special needs children with joy, as they have easier access for their children to play and interact like other typical children in the community.
Ms. Stacey Parker, past Community Director for the March of Dimes, Co-chair of Project Kidz Kove’s fundraising committee, mom to two sons, Stephen and Marc. She has been fundraising in the Ascension and Zachary for the past six years with double digit growth in both areas. Past events that Stacey has organized include Gonzales March for Babies, High Heels for High Hopes Ladies Gala, Turkey Trot Race and Zachary March for Babies.
Mrs. Beverly Plaisance, Assistant Director of Accounting at OLOL College, and mom to Bryleigh. Beverly has her heart in many facets of the community where the needy are concerned and joined Project Kidz Kove for the great need that there is for a universally accessible park in Ascension Parish.
Krystal Swain, mother of Cohen and Mason. Wife to Matt Swain. Autism Advocate for Awareness and Education. FHFGBR Annual GBR Autism Awareness Walk Planning Committee Member. I wanted to be involved in this playground to provide a universal play area for children of all abilities. What a wonderful way for children to socialize and learn together!
Mr. Jacob D. Waguespack, Co-chairman of Project Kidz Kove’s Finance Committee, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at Faulk & Winkler, lives in Geismar with his wife, Courtney, sons Carter and Jake, and has baby #3 on the way! As a director for Faulk & Winkler, Jacob provides comprehensive audit, accounting and consulting services for local governments, closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations.