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Age 62, is a native of New Orleans and is from a family of nine brothers and one sister. She attended New Orleans Public Schools and graduated from Marion Abramson High School in 1976.  She received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans (UNO).  She also holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR). She is a tenured Associate Professor of Public Administration at (SUNO).  She has over 20 years of experience in federal government employment in accounting. She is the former Accounting Supervisor for the Clerk of Criminal District Court from 2004-2005. She is a business owner of Appointed Financial Group (AFG), a financial services company in New Orleans since 2000. She is the Founder and CEO of Caring about New Orleans (CANO), a CDC to provide tutoring for New Orleans Public School children struggling in mathematics. She is the president of the Conference on Minority Public Administrators (COMPA), a national organization that services and assist public administrators, professionals, and inspiring students, working in public service by supporting, strengthening, and expanding the roles minorities play in shaping public policy.  She is the author of the book “Be Strong” published in 2020; it’s her story of subjugating through struggle, challenge, abuse, and trauma to triumph, to encourage women who find themselves similarly situated.  She is a member of the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office Prison Ministry. She is an active member of The Church at New Orleans, serving as president of their Local and Foreign missions programs, president of the student Scholarship Initiative, and president of the church’s CDC, a nonprofit organization for community outreach. She has four children and nine grandchildren.

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