Wendy Herschman, Executive Director (

Wendy has been our Executive Director since 2007. Before coming to The Red Shoes, she was the Director of Education for Congregation B'nai Israel. Originally from New Orleans, she has resided in Baton Rouge for 40 years. Wendy has 4 grown children, 5 grandchildren and the dog of her dreams.

Saveta Williams, Administrative Assistant (

Saveta brings to The Red Shoes her experience as a Legislative Assistant at Louisiana House of Representatives.  She has a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications/Public Relations, and a MS degree in Non Profit/Public/Organizational Management. She is the mother of two precious daughters, 7 year old twins!


Judy F. Lavergne, Interim Assistant Program Director


Judy has lived in Baton Rouge for twenty-five years. She has served in religious education for 37 years. Judy has an undergraduate degree in educational psychology, guidance and counseling, and master’s degree from Loyola University in religious education. She relishes her Louisiana heritage, family and friends.