Celia Bailey

Celia is a lawyer in the U.S. Attorney's office in East Baton Rouge Parish. She is a member of the Poverty Forum Planning Team, and was a board member of the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge in 2011.


Lisa Delpit, Ph.D.

Lisa is the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University-Baton Rouge. She received the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship for her research on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication.


Donna Fitzgerald-DeJean, PhD


       Donna has provided speech therapy services to individuals across the lifespan         and trained students and professionals providing this care. Throughout her               adult life, volunteering with professional and community organizations has               been Donna’s favorite hobby.


Roberta Guillory, Founder

Roberta is a Spiritual Director whose spiritual seeking has led her all over the world. She founded The Red Shoes so that women in Baton Rouge could have a place to seek their own spiritual paths.


Lydia LaFleur

Lydia works as a senior instructor in the LSU Department of Accounting and serves as the Assistant Director of the LSU Center for Internal Auditing. She enjoys learning and expanding her perspectives as she journeys through life.


Monique Moliere-Piper

Monique is a speaker and book publisher with twelve years of experience in mentoring women entrepreneurs. She holds a BS in Business Administration/Marketing from Xavier University of Louisiana and a MA in Psychology with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from Letourneau University. Monique is a past board member for Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge and a past president of Downtown Toastmasters.


Charity Moran Parsons, Ed.S.

Charity serves on the National Faculty for the Buck Institute for Education and is Lead Consultant for IDoSchool.org, training educators to meet school programming and development needs.  A Gates Millennium Scholar, Charity has earned her BS in Biology from Southern University, MA in Secondary Mathematics Education from Centenary College, and EdS certification in Educational Leadership from LSU.


Sandy Patrick

Sandy is a nurse with her BSN from LSU. She volunteers with VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools), the Girl Scouts, and the Council on Child Abuse.


Jodi Perrodin

Jodi an eternal student of the stars, beginning her fascination with astrology in high school. In 2021 she dove back into her astrological studies and graduated from Debra Silverman’s Applied Astrology school. There she experienced the ancient art of astrology through the lens of psychology and learned to guide others to practically apply the insights gained from studying their unique astrological chart as a pathway to self-compassion. Jodi works with the elemental energies daily, follows the moon cycles, and is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others.