Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you the 2023 Impact report, highlighting the “heart” work that our 250 team members undertake across the State as we collectively endeavor to make a life of purpose and independence possible for the 10,325 individuals we support. In this report, you will see program spotlights, including features on our new Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program, and our Chartwell Autism Center. You will also find participant stories that truly capture and convey the depth and breadth of Easterseals Louisiana’s (ESL) reach and impact.

These are just a few glimpses of the hundreds of Real-World Engagements, Early Childhood Development successes, Transformative Supportive Housing, Nourishment and Recovery, Community Reintegration, and Adaptive, Responsive Participant Care. These stories serve to underpin and amplify our ESL organizational beliefs, which are part of the ESL Organizational Compass shared on the next page. In these pages, you will also find highlights related to participant satisfaction, value-added community initiatives, regional impact, awareness campaigns, and legislative efforts.

At Easterseals Louisiana we are committed to elevating our communities and using our voice to change the way the world defines and views disabilities by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day! Thank you for your continued support and belief in Easterseals Louisiana.

With gratitude,


Tracy Garner, ESL President & CEO

President & CEO, Tracy Garner



Joseph Oliveri

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer


Eric Odom

Executive Vice President


Carol Desaulniers, SHRM-CP

Vice President of Talent Management


Michal Wasilewski

VP of Finance


David Jones

VP of Programs


Shannon Ledet

VP of Programs

 Dantrell Williams Headshot

Dantrell Green

Vice President of Compliance


Dawn Kendall

Assistant VP of Quality

 Jason Seaux headshot

Jason Seaux

Assistant VP of Quality




  • Chairperson, Michael Kelly
  • Vice Chairperson, Anthony Bondi
  • Secretary, Katherine Paris
  • Treasurer, Dennis P. D'Aquin


  • Aqua Stovall
  • Jane El-Dahr, M.D.
  • Jenny Longwell, PhD, BCBA-D
  • Mary Cole-Bush
  • Yvette Henry
  • Jay Manno
  • Emily Schneller

Lifetime / Emeritus Members

  • Terry Snyder

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

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