Wendy Herschman, Executive Director (

Wendy has been our Executive Director since 2005. Before coming to The Red Shoes, she was the Director of Education for Congregation B'nai Israel. She is currently on the board of Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge. Originally from New Orleans, she has resided in Baton Rouge for over thirty-five years.

Kelly Jean, Administrative Assistant (

Kelly moved to Baton Rouge in April of 2016. She graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, though most of her work experience has been in management consulting. In June 2015, she received her yoga teacher certificate from Kaivalyadhama Institute in Lonavla, India. Kelly loves travel, animals and art.

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.