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MEET OUR STAFF
Jessica Slaughter Executive Director
Jessica received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She spent time teaching art in Richland Parish, followed by six years as the creator of slaughterhead.com with her artist husband, Joey Slaughter. In addition to visual art, her background includes music and backstage theatre. She has been NCLAC’s Executive Director since July 2012. She served as NCLAC’s Educational Coordinator prior to the ED position.
Cara Beth Buie Communications Manager
Originally from Minden, Cara Beth attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and worked in Little Rock for several years before leaving to fulfill her dream of owning her own photography business. Cara Beth and her husband Brent now live in Ruston where they enjoy supporting the local arts scene and raising their menagerie of rescue animals.
Kathy Ellington Program Coordinator
Kathy has extensive experience in community nonprofit management – particularly in the areas of administration, programming, and consulting.
After meeting her husband in Rome, Italy, Kathy fell in love with the gypsy lifestyle and lived in California, Virginia, Montana, and Texas before ultimately returning to her hometown of Ruston.
She has 3 adult children, 2 exceptionally artistic grandchildren, and one dog who could not care less about art. Kathy, however, is extremely excited to be a part of NCLAC.
OUR CURRENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Peter Jones, President | Dorene Kordal, Vice-President | Kourtney Keim, Corresponding Secretary
Susan Roach, Recording Secretary | Tim Everett, Treasurer
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Roshunda Belton | Carolyn Collier | Cathi Cox-Boniol | Natorshau Davis | Trevor Davis | Nicole Duet | Gary Faulkner | Tara Haskins | DeVaria Hudson | Raluca Iancu | Peter Jones | Kourtney Keim | Richard Lewis | Henry McCoy | Erika McFarland | Catherine McVea | Judi Null | Gale Reed | Susan Roach | Kathy Stone | Scotland Stout | Cheryl Sutton | Saul Zalesch