2021 Board of Directors

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Janet Humphreys, President

Janet was born in LaRochelle, France, where her father was stationed with the US Army. Her family is from Batchelor, in upper Pointe Coupee parish, and at least five generations of her family are buried in the cemetery at St. Stephens Episcopal Church. She is a graduate of LSU, and was commissioned in the US Air Force through the LSU ROTC program. She spent 26 years in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve, stationed and deployed worldwide, and retired as a Colonel.  Following retirement from the Air Force, she served as a civilian in the Dept of Defense, with a final assignment with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She retired from the Pentagon in 2015. She returned to Pointe Coupee parish and purchased a home on the banks of beautiful False River.

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Greg LaCour, Vice President
Greg’s roots run seven generations deep into the history of Pointe Coupee, though he and Mindy have only been residents of The Parish since 2018. Son of Paul Lieux and Faye Glynn Mounger LaCour, he spent the holidays and much family time at Glynnwood. Born in Lake Charles, his formative years were in Houma, then at LSU studying Architecture and courting Mindy, and marrying in 1983. There was a 36 year career, mostly in Houston. In 2018 his Alma Mater (and False River) called him back as the Director of Campus Planning and to live in their retirement home in Oscar (designed by their favorite architect.) They have two kids and two grandkids, all in Texas.
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Rose O'Rear, Treasurer
Rose LeBlanc O’Rear is a native of Morganza, LA. She is a Retired Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist. Received a B.S. degree in Nutrition from University of Louisiana Lafayette and a M.S. in Nutrition and Human Development from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Active in Leadership and Managerial positions throughout her career including President of the Lincoln Dietetic Association, and Board Member of the Nebraska Dietetic Association and the Nebraska Heart Association.  Worked in the profession of Nutrition and Dietetics for 35 years,  the majority in managerial positions. Retired from the Louisiana War Veterans’ Home and Villa Feliciana Medical Complex as Nutritional Services Administator in 2011 before moving to Austin, TX.  Returned to New Roads, LA in 2016. Enjoying being able to be productive in the community as Treasurer of the Pointe Coupee Historical Society, Board Member of the Council on Aging and a member of the Art’s Council,
and reuniting with many old friends.
 
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Creighton Stout, Member at Large
Creighton Stout was born in Eunice, La and met his wife Megan at LSU where he received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2000. He and Megan moved back to New Roads in 2008 where they have raised 3 kids. He started his own Architectural firm, Stout Architecture, in New Roads in 2013. He is a member of the New Roads Lions Club and very involved in their kids sports.

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Jeanne James, Secretary

Jeanne Curet James was born and raised in Baton Rouge and  is a graduate of LSU. Her family arrived in Pointe Coupee Parish in 1727 and she is the 8th generation descendant of those original settlers from France. She is married to David M. James and together they raised four children in Baton Rouge. Her grandfather A.B.Curet was a farmer and served as County Agent in Pointe Coupee from 1916-1956.  Jeanne and David and their family enjoy spending as much time as possible at their home on False River which was built in the early 1800s on property which has been farmed by her ancestors for over 2 centuries.

Jimmy Duckworth, Member at Large
Born and raised in New Orleans, Jimmy has been a resident of New Roads since 2006.
Jimmy served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 33 years, retiring at the rank of Commander.
He is currently a 4th generation business owner, and is a founding board member of the National World War II Museum. Jimmy has also served as a board member for the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation, and he is a Search and Rescue coordinator for the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office. Jimmy's interests include running his New Roads Bed and Breakfast, vegetable farming, and crafting authentic English longbows.
Steve Bergeron, Member at Large
Steve Bergeron is a lifelong resident or New Roads. He is married to the former Mary K.Hebert who is also a lifelong New Roads resident. Steve is a graduate of Poydras High School and the University of Louisiana Lafayette with a degree in Business Management.
At that time he began to work full time in the family business- H.J. Bergeron Pecans. The business was begun by his grandfather in 1910 and continues today.
Steve served on the New Roads city council from 1989-1993 .He was a 40 year member of the new Roads  Lions Club where he served as president and board member. He was also king of the 1996 New Roads Lions Club Mardi Gras . Steve is also a member of Louisiana Pecan Growers Association, National Pecan Shellers Association and National Cutting Horse Associations.  The Bergerons are active members of St. Mary of False River Catholic Church.

Carlyn Morales, Member at Large
Carlyn Morales is a native of Baton Rouge and has lived in Pointe Coupee Parish since 2009. As a child, she was raised on the weekends at the Pelican Yacht Club on False River, where she raced sailboats with her father. She returned to Pointe Coupee Parish to raise her family in a small town community. She is the Conservation Coordinator and District Secretary for the Upper Delta Soil & Water Conservation District. Carlyn serves as Pointe Coupee Parish Farm Bureau's Ag in the Classroom Chair. She is also a founding Board Member of the Louisiana Women in Agriculture Conference. She has assisted the Historical Society Board with many events, especially the Harvest Exhibit and Live Oak Tree Tour. 
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Blake Scheeler, Member at Large
Blake is a native of New Orleans and moved to New Roads after Hurricane Katrina. He is a graduate of Catholic High of Pointe Coupee Class of 2012, and a graduate of ITI Technical College Class of 2014.  He served as past Vice President for 2 years. 
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Michelle Rabalais, Historian
Michelle has three decades of experience in building family trees and historical research. In the past  four years, Michelle has engaged in learning the pioneer field of Genetic Geneology, which utilizes family ancestry-based DNA kits to build family trees. She has volunteered as a Search Angel, which is an individual that utilizes DNA to locate unknown family. In her professional scope of work, Michelle has an extensive career in multi-family and commercial real estate. Michelle is currently the owner of M. Shawn Oubre, Broker & associates real estate firm based in Baton Rouge.
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Mindy LaCour
Marsue May, Member at Large
 
Mindy LaCour, Executive Director

 
Mindy LaCour  and husband Greg moved to Pointe Coupee in 2018 after living in Houston for most of their married lives. Mindy graduated from LSU and started her teaching career in Lake Charles. Mindy retired from Humble Independent School District in the Houston area after 33 years of service, where she was the Assistant Director of Special Education. Mindy and Greg live in a house on False River that architect husband Greg designed for them. They have 2 children, Whitney and Jonathan,  back in Texas along with 2 grandchildren.
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Paula Lambert, Member at Large
Paula Williams Lambert has lived in Pointe Coupee Parish since age six, is a graduate of Catholic of Pointe Coupee High School, and earned a B.A. in History from LSU. She currently serves as the City of New Roads Main Street Director, is a member and volunteer at St. Mary's Catholic Church , is a long-time member of the Mothers' Culture Club, is an active fundraiser and volunteer at Catholic of PC High School. She also sits on the board of HOPE Ministry and the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourism Commission. She is married to Myron Lambert and is the mother to Maggie, Reed, and Rory Lambert.
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David James, Member at Large


 
David James was born in Ruston Louisiana. He went to LSU. He met and Married his wife Jeanne Curet James in 1987. He worked for and engineering firm in Denver before coming to Louisiana to work for his family company TL James. He worked at this company from 1981 to 2000. He retired for 7 years then worked for St. Joseph's Academy from 2007 to 2021. The James's have 4 children and 1 grandchild.

Peter Alongia, Member at Large

Pete and his wife Debbie moved to Morganza in 2019 from Metairie LA. Pete graduated from UNO with a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Admin. Pete retired from Tulane Univ. where he was Director of International Education.  Prior to Tulane, Peter spent many years at UNO in International Education and then Director of Executive Education in the Business School. He spent years in Rotary International and was active in Boy Scouts of America. Pete is currently a tour guide for the river boats visiting the parish and serves on the Board of The Morganza Cultural District whose mission aligns well with PCHS. Debbie & Pete have 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.