We are passionate about the residents of Louisiana having the opportunity to have a great life.


 Louisiana Calling is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all Louisiana residents to find the educational and career pathways that best lead them to the life they hope for and the success they want. Our passion is building opportunity for Louisiana’s citizens, families, and communities. 


Thomas Turner

Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Turner Industries Group, Industrial Construction

Stevie Toups

Sr. VP & CIO / Turner Industries Group; LCTCS Board of Supervisors; LOFSA Board, Industrial Construction, Baton Rouge

Jorge Tarajano

President and CEO Pala Group; WIC Board Member; Crafts Committee Chair, Indusrial Construction, Baton Rouge

Phillip Rozeman, M.D.

President and Co-Founder Cardiovascular Consultants; Blueprint Board Chair 2015, Health Care, Shreveport

Mike Palamone

Partner Urban Systems; WIC Board Member, Infrastructure Design and Construction, Greater New Orleans; River Region

Jane Arnette

South Centrial Industrial Association, Industrial Association, Bayou Region - Houma/Thibodeaux

Patrice Pujol

Superintendent Ascension Parish Schools; LA Association of Superintendents Past-President, Education, Ascension Parish

Saun Sullivan

Senior Partner DSLD Homes, Residential Construction, Louisiana

Roy Martin

President and CFO, RoyOMartin; Board of Regents Chair, Forestry and Manufacturing, Central Louisiana - Alexandria

Chas Roemer

President, Roemer, Robinson, Melville & Co; Former BESE Board Chair, Investments, Baton Rouge

Board Of Directors



Christel Slaughter, Ph.D.

9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

(225) 769-2676