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.

  • Bill New, President

    Bill New is the Founder, Owner and President of New Industries, Inc., a Morgan City, LA based specialty steel fabricator and manufacturer of pressure vessels and subsea production equipment for the oil and gas industry. 
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  • Mary Ellen Slayter, Vice 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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  • Micah Luftig, PhD, Treasurer

    Dr. Micah Luftig ('94) is currently an Associate Professor in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department at the Duke University School of Medicine where he runs a research lab studying viruses and cancer.
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  • Chris Robichaux, Secretary

    Chris Robichaux teaches ESL and tutors international students preparing for college entrance exams.   
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  • Ashley Amy

    Looking for a change of pace in 2014, Ashley Amy ('94) joined a boutique consulting company, serving as a change management subject expert for clients in Houston. 
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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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  • Grant Belgard, PhD

    Dr. Grant Belgard ('04) is CEO of The Bioinformatics CRO, a globally distributed computational biology contract research organization and consultancy.
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  • Larry Bossier

    Larry Bossier has been a private practice attorney for more than 35 years, and Assistant DA for the 18th Judicial District Court for nearly three decades.
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  • 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 McKinney, Texas.
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  • Beth Colvin

    Beth Colvin ('98) is the editor of the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the quarterly magazine of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  
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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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  • 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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  • Cashman Prince, PhD

    Dr. Cashman Kerr Prince ('88) served as the sole employee of the nationwide non-profit, Music for Food from 2015 to 2018, bringing together musicians to combat food insecurity on a local level.
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  • Sue Rosenthal

    Sue Rosenthal (’85) has been a practicing attorney in Houston, Texas for the past twenty years and recently relocated to Baton Rouge.  
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  • Niescja Turner, PhD

    Dr. Niescja Turner ('90) holds the Zilker endowed professorship in physics and astronomy at Trinity University in San Antonio. 
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LSMSA Foundation Staff

List of 2 members.

  • Angela Robinson MEd 

    Executive Director
    Office: 318-357-2578
  • Juliana Sheffield MEd 

    Development & Finance Assistant
    Office: 318-357-2558