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The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Foundation develops and manages resources to enhance the work of LSMSA.


  • Intensify academic excellence at LSMSA by supporting educational and intellectual endeavors that go above and beyond a typical classroom experience
  • Support faculty and staff in their professional development and personal research so that LSMSA teachers can continue to be scholars and artists in their own right
  • Improve and expand LSMSA residential and instructional buildings so that the LSMSA community inhabits a living/learning environment that is both safe and stimulating

LSMSA Foundation Board of Trustees

List of 16 items.

  • Mary Ellen Slayter, President

    Mary Ellen Slayter ('95) is CEO of Rep Cap, a content marketing agency serving companies around the globe from her home base in Baton Rouge. 
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  • Sue Rosenthal, Vice President

    Sue Rosenthal (’85) has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years primarily working as a litigator based in Houston, Texas.   
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  • Grant Belgard, PhD, Treasurer

    Dr. Grant Belgard ('04) is CEO of The Bioinformatics CRO, host of its eponymous podcast, and head of bioinformatics at bit.bio.
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  • Chris Robichaux, Secretary

    Chris Robichaux taught ESL and tutored international students preparing for college entrance exams.   
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  • Ashley Amy

    Ashley Amy is a member of the Class of 1994. After graduating, she completed a BBA in 1998 from Southern Methodist University in marketing and organizational behavior business policy.
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  • Sterling Augustine

    Sterling Augustine ('87) works as a Senior Software Engineer at Google in Palo Alto, California, where he works on compilers and runtimes for various programming languages including C++ and Python. 
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  • Nahla Beier, PhD

    Dr. Nahla Beier taught English at LSMSA from 1987 to 2014. She is retired and lives in Natchitoches.
  • Amanda Callais

    Amanda Callais (’01) currently works as an attorney in the political law group at Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. 
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  • Paul Carter

    Paul Carter ('91) works in research and development for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas.
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  • Brandon Daniel

    Brandon Daniel (’00) received his B.S. in Finance and an additional B.S. in Accounting with a concentration in Internal Auditing from Louisiana State University.  
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  • Heath DeJean

    Heath DeJean ('03) practices corporate and securities law in a large firm setting in Houston, where he counsels companies on SEC compliance and Exchange Act reporting and assists clients with M&A, financing and other transactions.
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  • Kate Lowry, PhD

    Dr. Kate Lowry ('06) is the strategy director at the Science Philanthropy Alliance, a non-profit organization with the mission to increase philanthropic support for basic science research.
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  • Ben Marcel

    Ben Marcel ('00) is the CEO of Torapath Technologies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
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  • Seema Patel

    Seema Patel is a member of the Class of 1996. After leaving LSMSA, she completed her B.A. in Human Services at The George Washington University and her M.P.H. at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. 
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  • Clayton Trosclair

    Clayton Trosclair ('96) is Manager of Philanthropy Communications and Events at Palomar Health, a hospital system in San Diego County, California. He previously led fundraising and development efforts for The Grauer School, a private 7-12th grade school.
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  • Rachelle White

    Rachelle White ('01) currently presides as a State of Texas Administrative Law Judge in Houston. 
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LSMSA Foundation Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ali Landry

    Ali Landry 

    Executive Director
    Office: 225-235-8211
  • Photo of Barbara Caldwell

    Barbara Caldwell 

    Assistant Director of Development
    Office: 262-707-5841
  • Photo of Juliana Sheffield

    Juliana Sheffield MEd 

    Assistant Director of Operations
    Office: 318-357-2558

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