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About Professional Women of St. Tammany

Professional Women of St. Tammany is a nonprofit organization educating, promoting and supporting all women in our community through networking, information, scholarships and workshops. Since 2009, we’ve awarded over $137,500 in scholarships to deserving women of St. Tammany Parish pursuing higher education and advancement in the work force. Meet the current leaders who make up our organization.

Board of Directors

Aimée Dodds

Aimée Dodds

President

Sarada Bonnett

Sarada Bonnett

Vice President of Programs

Janet Fabre Smith

Janet Fabre Smith

Vice President of Membership

  • Fabre Smith & Company
  • 1070-B West Causeway Approach
  • Mandeville LA 70471
Paige Henderson

Paige Henderson

Secretary

  • Paige Henderson Studio
  • Madisonville, LA 70447
  • 985- 503-8229
Melissa Ruddick

Melissa Ruddick

Treasurer

    • Capital One Bank
    • 3840 Highway 22, Suite 101
    • Mandeville, LA 70471
    • (985) 624-4265

Committees

Barbara Cranner

Barbara Cranner

Scholarships Committee

The Scholarship Committee meets at the beginning of each year to review and update the scholarship application. Members assist in distributing scholarship information to schools and universities in the community. The committee reviews and scores the applications and the scholarships are given out at the June luncheon.
Jill Stoltz

Jill Stoltz

Phenomenal Woman Retreat Committee

The Phenomenal Women Retreat Committee plans and coordinates the Phenomenal Woman Retreat, which is held each March. The committee begins preparations in late December, early January. Members solicit speakers, donations and door prizes for the event.
Emily Purvis

Emily Purvis

Public Relations Committee

  • Empower Marketing
  • 1011 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 31
  • Mandeville, LA 70471
  • (985) 275-0401
The Public Relations Committee is responsible for press releases, calendar of events and takes pictures of speakers and attendees at Professional Women of St. Tammany events.
Jerilyn Schmidt

Jerilyn Schmidt

Community Outreach Committee

  • Speedway Printing & Copy Center
  • 2575 N. Causeway
  • Mandeville, LA 70471
  • 985-626-0032
The Community Outreach Committee coordinates community involvement and selects non-profits for donations and quarterly raffle proceeds. Also coordinates annual Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West Women Build in October.
Amy Sellers

Amy Sellers

Putting on the Glitz Committee

Sheila Gunderson

Shiela Gunderson

Putting on the Glitz Committee

Christina Rusca

Christina Rusca

Women’s Choice Awards Committee

The Women’s Choice Awards Committee is responsible for promoting the Women’s Choice Awards, evaluating the nominations, choosing the recipients and helping to coordinate the event.

Advisory Council

Stephanie Miller

Stephanie Miller Murphy

Past President 2017-2018

Jill Stoltz

Jill Stoltz

Past President 2016-2017

Sheila Gunderson

Shiela Gunderson

Past President 2015-2016

    • Stadium Cuts
    • American Garage Door
    • 1750 N. Causeway Blvd. Suites 115/120
    • Mandeville La. 70471
 
    • 985-674-4247 Stadium Cuts
 
    • 985-264-7671 American Garage Door
Amy Sellers

Amy Sellers

Past President 2014-2015

Maria Landry

Maria T. Landry

Past President 2013-2014

  • Fleur-de-lis Insurance, LLC
  • 300A Libra Ave
  • Mandeville La. 70471
  • 985-206-5359
Kelly Wursteisen

Kelly Wursteisen, CPA

Past President 2012-2013 Founding Member

  • Beerman Precision, Inc.
  • 4206 Howard Avenue
  • New Orleans, LA 70125
  • 985-207-6000
Betty Bruce

Betty Motichek Bruce

Past President 2011-2012

  • SYGNVS Integrated Solutions, Inc.
  • 13405 Seymour Myers Blvd.
  • Suite 1, Bldg. A
  • Covington, LA 70433
  • 985-892-7207
Michele Gabel

Michele Echols Gabel

Past President 2010-2011 Founding Member

  • Echols and Associates, LLC
  • 816 N. Columbia St.
  • Covington, LA 70433
  • 985-400-5354
Leslie Welliver

Leslie Blitch Welliver

Past President 2009-2010 Founding Member

  • Paychex Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • P.O. Box 1117
  • Abita Springs, La. 70420
  • 985-228-9204
Professional Women of St. Tammany
P.O. Box 831
Mandeville, LA 70470
[email protected].rocks (985) 503-7330