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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 17 items.

  • Chris Robichaux, President

    Chris Robichaux taught ESL and tutored international students preparing for college entrance exams.
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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, senior director of bioinformatics at bit.bio, and co-founder of clock.bio. 
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  • Ben Marcel, Secretary

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

    Tedra Cheatham is Executive Director of State Economic Competitiveness (SEC) for Louisiana Economic Development. 
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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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  • Jackie New Fletcher

    Jackie New Fletcher, PMP (‘08) grew up in Berwick, LA with three siblings, all of whom graduated from LSMSA. 
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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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  • Patrice Moulton

    Patrice Moulton serves as graduate professor of psychology at Northwestern State University in Clinical Psychology. 
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  • Seema Patel

    Seema Patel ('96) is a fundraising, communications, and business/clinical operations consultant in Houston. 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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  • G. Brian Smith

    G. Brian Smith, Jr. is the Market President for B1 Bank in Ruston, Louisiana. Brian's banking career has spanned twenty years as a commercial lender. 
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  • Clayton Trosclair

    Clayton Trosclair ('96) is Physician Relations Manager 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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LSMSA Foundation Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ali Landry

    Ali Landry 

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

    Barbara Caldwell 

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

    Juliana Sheffield MEd 

    Assistant Director of Operations, LSMSA Foundation
    Office: 318-357-2578

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