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A Message From the CEO

Dear Friends, 

At Easterseals, we help people live better lives. That simple statement encompasses so much that occurs in so many ways, and serves as the anchor for all that we do.

In 2017, Easterseals Louisiana helped over 9,000 people live better lives. Those lives include premature babies, teenagers with autism, adults with behavioral health challenges, elderly great grandparents, and so many more people with diverse needs and challenges.

It takes committed people to help others live better lives. Among those are our diligent Board of Directors who guide our mission, our executive team who directs a culture of compliance and responsible leadership, our passionate 200 employees who tirelessly champion the rights of people with disabilities, and our volunteers who selflessly give their time, talent and money to make sure we reach every person in need.

This year we launched a very special program. PEERS provides social skills training to adolescents with Autism and related disorders. In 2017, we completed three PEERS classes. Witnessing the growth in these teens over the 14 week PEERS classes and hearing the testimonials of their parents has been a profound experience for all of us at Easterseals. Because of your support, these teens are able to navigate social situations and develop friendships.

Another project that we are very proud to have been a part of in 2017 was an initiative through the Louisiana Department of Health which provided screenings to all individuals on the Medicaid Waiver Request for Services Registry list. Many of these individuals have been waiting for services for years due to state budget limitations. Through this project, we screened 1077 individuals. This work helped to determine actual needs and in fact, facilitated immediate services for those in critical need.

Thank you for coming to our website to learn more about our mission and the services that we provide.

With Warm Regards,

Tracy Garner


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Leadership Team

Leadership Team


CHAIRMAN - Peggy Parker

SECRETARY - Tommy A. Tizzard III

TREASURER  - Dennis J. Tizzard

Anna F. Breaux

Kirsten M. Breckinridge

Christian A. Garbett. Sr.

Deborah Coleman

Gena Gore

Brianne S.  Rome

Patrick J. Yoes, Sr.

Bradley J. Spedale

Charles A. Haydel, Jr., M.D.

Lifetime / Emeritus Members

Ronnie Kole

Gardner Kole

Terry Snyder

Our leaders work hard to plan for the future of Easterseals Louisiana!

Want to learn more about the future of Easterseals Louisiana? Check out our 2016-2017 Strategic Plan, here!

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