Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments


BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. 


Crime Victims Reparations Board

The Crime Victims Reparations Board assists victims of violence and their families with the emotional, physical, and financial aftermath of crime. The Louisiana Crime Victims Reparations Fund helps innocent victims and their families when they have no other means of paying for the financial cost of crime. The fund is administered by the Crime Victims Reparations Board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement.


Tameka T. White of Hammond has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. White is a victim’s assistance coordinator with the Tri-Parish Victims Assistance Program at the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. White will represent the 1st Congressional District.

Amanda E. Tonkovich of New Orleans has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Tonkovich is the director of sexual assault services for the New Orleans Family Justice Center. Tonkovich will represent the 2nd Congressional District.


Catalene B. Theriot of Franklin has been appointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Theriot is a comprehensive victim intervention specialist at the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Theriot will represent the 3rd Congressional District.


Angela M. Henderson of Shreveport has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Henderson is a sexual assault prevention and response coordinator at Project Celebration. Henderson will represent the 4th Congressional District.


Lisa K. Kiper of Winnsboro has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Kiper is the community development coordinator at Winnsboro State Bank. Kiper will represent the 5th Congressional District.


Carolyn R. Stapleton of Zachary has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Stapleton is a victim’s advocate for the District Attorney 16th Judicial District. Stapleton will represent the 6th Congressional District.


Audrey D. Thibodeaux of Breaux Bridge has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Thibodeaux is the director of the statewide elderly crime victim assistance program. Thibodeaux will represent the elderly population of Louisiana.


Gary G. Guillory of Westlake has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Guillory is the chief deputy for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office. Guillory will serve at-large.

Carla M. Shorty of New Orleans has been reappointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Shorty is a registered nurse and clinical resource coordinator at Amedisys Home Care. Shorty will serve at-large.


Laneceya L. Russ of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Russ is the advocacy director for the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response. Russ will serve as a representative of a victim’s rights advocacy organization.


Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board

The Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board’s mission is to serve and protect the public interest in all real estate appraisal related activities. We accomplish this through the fair and equitable administration and enforcement of the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Law (LSA-R.S. 37:3391 et seq.), the development of education programs that promote advancement of the real estate appraisal industry, and the adoption of regulations and standards that reinforce the role of the real estate appraiser in performing objective and impartial appraisals. It is our goal to ensure that real estate appraisal services are provided to the people of Louisiana by qualified and competent practitioners who adhere to the law and rules and established professional standards.


Daniel A. Blanchard of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board. Blanchard is a residential appraiser and will represent the 1st Congressional District.


State Licensing Board for Contractors

The purpose of the State Licensing Board of Contractors is the protection of the health, safety, and general welfare of citizens dealing with persons engaged in the contracting vocation, and affording citizens an effective and practical protection against incompetent, inexperienced, unlawful, and fraudulent acts of contractors with whom they contract. The Board also monitors construction projects to ensure compliance with the statutory and regulatory licensure requirements.


William J. Clouatre of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the State Licensing Board for Contractors. Clouatre is an industrial contractor and will represent the 6th Congressional District. Clouatre will represent the 6th Congressional District.


Board of Pardons

The Board of Pardons serves the citizens of Louisiana through informed decision making, thereby promoting public safety, addressing the needs of crime victims, and to facilitate successful reentry for offenders who have appropriately prepared for community supervision.

Victor E. Jones Sr. of Natchez has been appointed to the Board of Pardons. Jones is the sheriff of Natchitoches.


Committee on Parole

The Louisiana Committee on Parole’s mission is to Serving the citizens of Louisiana through informed decision-making in clemency pursuits, and promoting public safety and facilitating successful reentry for returning residents.

Victor E. Jones Sr. of Natchez has been appointed to the Committee on Parole. Jones is retired. 


Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children.

The Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children’s mission is to ensure that the children of military families are afforded the same opportunities for educational success as other children and are not penalized or delayed in achieving their educational goals by inflexible administrative and bureaucratic practices.


Ernise S. Singleton Ph.D. of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Singleton is the education program manager for the Louisiana Department of Education and will serve as the compact commissioner.

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