Women's Initiatives Committee

The Women's Initiatives Committee is charged with addressing the issue of retention and advancement of women within the CPA profession through outreach and education. Open to women and men who are advocates for the advancement of women in the profession and who are interested in making measurable gains in the number of women leaders.


  • Chair

    Jodi Buckner

    Lyons Specialty Co - Port Allen

  • Staff Liaison

    Misean Reed

    Marketing Manager

    Society of Louisiana CPAs - Kenner


  • Liz Bahlinger
  • Cheryl Bartley

    Associate Tax Director

    Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC - Lafayette

  • Christy Bergman

    Senior Tax Specialist

    Entergy Services, LLC - New Orleans

  • Mollie Broussard

    McElroy, Quirk & Burch, A. P. C. - Lake Charles

  • Allison Civello

    Wegmann-Dazet & Co., APC, CPAs - Metaire

  • Mary Coco

    Assistant Director

    LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens - Baton Rouge

  • Rachael Dupuy

    Bourgeois Bennett, LLC - Metairie

  • Shawne Favre

    Vice President of Finance and Operati

    Urban League of Louisiana - New Orleans

  • Karen Foust

    Senior Professor of Practice

    A B Freeman School of Business - New Orleans

  • Jennifer Fuselier

    Audit Associate Director

    Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC - Metairie

  • Nene Gianfala

    Vice President

    Chaffe & Associates, Inc - New Orleans

  • Deborah Gordon

    Deborah C Gordon, CPA, APAC - Lafayette

  • Michael Gould

    Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC - Shreveport

  • Teresa Krentel

    Bourgeois Bennett, LLC - Metairie

  • Sommer Labastida

    Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC - Shreveport

  • Rebecca Landry

    Audit Manager

    Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC - Baton Rouge

  • Shawn Leake

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA - Baton Rouge

  • Jessica LeBlanc


    Jessica D LeBlanc, CPA, LLC - New Orleans

  • Niloufer Mohamed

    Allpro Tax&Accounting Services - Baton Rouge

  • Laura Sachse

    Provost, Salter, Harper & Alford, LLC - Baton Rouge

  • Cherie Smith

    Audit Manager

  • Julie Stokes


    Stokes & Associates, Inc - Metairie

  • Nikki Sykora


    Quality Engineering and Surveying - Port Vincent

  • Trish Thibodeau

    Laporte CPAs & Business Advisors - Metairie

  • Brandi Watts

    Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC - Monroe

  • Kearia White

    LHC Group, Inc - Lafayette

  • Amy Woodard

    Audit Manager

    Faulk & Winkler, LLC - Baton Rouge