Board of Directors

Board of Directors Selection Process

Capital Area Human Services District was established in 1997 by the Louisiana Legislature. The District concept shifts policy authority and fiscal responsibility from a state-controlled central office to a locally nominated and governor-appointed board of 17 members, representing each of the CAHS parishes and the fields of community-based mental health, addictive disorders, and developmental disabilities.

Capital Area Human Services Board Members

Ascension Parish
Christy Burnett
Becky Katz, Chair


East Baton Rouge Parish
Dana Carpenter, Ph.D.
Gerri Hobdy
Victoria King

Virginia Pearson

Thomas Sawyer

East Feliciana Parish
Kay Andrews
Barbara Wilson


Iberville Parish
Kathy D’Albor
Rev. Louis Askins


Pointe Coupee Parish
Laverne Aguilard
Gail Hurst

West Baton Rouge Parish
Stacey Morales
Gary Spillman


West Feliciana Parish
Amy Betts, Vice Chair

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