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.

Blair Sweet, Office Assistant (

Blair has been a Louisiana native all her life. She studied Graphic Design at LSU and received her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009. She is the mother of two young children and is passionate about writing, art and making a positive impact on the world.



Laura Crow, Program Assistant (

Laura has been working in non-profits for over 22 years. She started her career with the American Red Cross in development and fundraising, moving to Baton Rouge six years ago to work at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.  Another opportunity took Laura to New Orleans to serve as the Executive Director of Dress for Success, an international organization for women in transition, helping them with attire and job skills. Laura has a Marketing degree with a Masters in counseling which has served her well with the variety of hats worn in social service.  She has made her home, with her family, in Baton Rouge.