Mission Partners

With the help of our partnerships, we are growing community networks and knowledge to help address challenges and develop solutions needed to respond to coastal changes and adapt across social, cultural, economic and environmental landscapes.


LA SAFE Table Hosts

A hallmark of the LA SAFE planning process is resident involvement. After presentations are made to everyone assembled, smaller group discussions are led by table hosts—residents who help guide conversations and capture the feedback of meeting participants. These residents are from within the six LA SAFE launch parishes or adjacent parishes and have contributed their time to learning the materials and activities so that they can answer questions and facilitate discussion. Here is a list of table hosts who help guide the review of materials, exercises, discussions, strategy development and planning at the resident level at our LA SAFE public meetings, both at the community and parish-wide levels. Some include organizations they represent. If you would like to get more involved or to serve as a table host, please email us at la.safe@la.gov.

Jefferson Parish

Angela Chalk                                   

Joan Garner                                     

Brittany Kime

 Katherine Prevost

Katrina Williams – Coastal Communities Consulting (also Plaquemines Parish)


Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes

Bette Billiot — United Houma Nation

Donald Bogen – BISCO (Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing)

Sharon Foret — BISCO (Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing)

Virgie Foret

Wayne Simoneaux

Regina Verdin

Anitra Woods

Plaquemines Parish

Richie Blink — National Wildlife Federation

Ly Chan (Cambodian community)

Sandy Nguyen — Coastal Communities Consulting (Vietnamese, Cambodian, Spanish and English-speaking fishing communities)

Lynda Om (Cambodian community)

Sandy Prom (Cambodian community)

Darilyn Turner — Zion Travelers Cooperative Center (East Bank)

Pat Vong (Cambodian community)

St. John the Baptist Parish

Patricia Davis — Plaquemines Community Care Centers Foundation (also for Plaquemines Parish)

St. Tammany Parish

Monica Hernandez