Board of Directors

UREC’s board and staff are recognized leaders in their respective professions, many of whom hold advanced degrees and are both appointed and elected to various broads and commissions across local, state and national industries.

cathyCathy Denson
Red River Bank, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending



meloncoGirard J. Melancon, Ph.D.
Vice Chair
Executive Director for Adult and Continuing Education, Baton Rouge Community College



kenyattaKenyetta Q. Nelson-Smith, Ph.D.
Community & Economic Development – Assistant Specialist
Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center



Linda Clark
Partner, Kean Miller LLP



myersToni Myer
Director, Corporate and Continuing Education at Baton Rouge Community College,



Morise DuffinMorise Duffin
Compliance Analyst, Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit



Michael JohnsonM002_4x5Michael Johnson
Architectural Project Manager, CSRS