2021 Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
Aimee Moreau, Member at Large
Aimee is a native of Avoyelles Parish and has lived in New Roads since 2005. She is a full-time speech pathologist in the Pointe Coupee Parish School System and race director for Louisiana Triathlon and River Roux Triathlon, as well as assisting with events for the board such as the Jazz Brunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle Rabalais, Member at Large
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.
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.
Honorary Board Members
Noelie was born and raised in New Roads and is a ninth-generation Pointe Coupeean. She is a
graduate of the LSU College of Education, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Art. Noelie has
always been active in her community - first as a teacher, then as a local business owner, and now as a
community volunteer. Noelie has assisted in the publication of more than five Pointe Coupee history
books and co-chaired numerous projects and art exhibits for the Pointe Coupee Historical Society.
Number of Years on Board: 8