Volunteers Who Have Kept AMTA-LA Thriving For Over 30 Years

Our historical data is up-to-date as of approximately 2014. If you have any information, including names, positions served, dates, and/or pictures you would like to share, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page. It would be really great if we could add even more of our past volunteers. Thank you!

ELECTED POSITIONS

AMTA-LA

Louisiana Chapter Presidents

LaDusta “Dusty” Sonnier, President 2018 – 2022
Marie Humphries, President 2014 – 2018
Diane Navarre, 2012 – 2014
Allyson Johns, 2010 – 2012
Mary Donker-Syvertsen, 2006 – 2010
Becky Click-Rex,  2002 – 2006
Kathie Lea, 2000 – 2002

Secretary

Candy Welch, 2018-2022
Lisa Bennett, 2016-2018
Dawn MacDonald Hedgpeth, 2012-2016
Marie Humphries, 2011-2012

Board Members: Even Years

Dawn MacDonald Hedgpeth, 2020 – 2022
Jennie Purvis, 2018 – 2022
LaDusta “Dusty” Sonnier
, 2016 – 2018

Financial Administrator

Jenna Laitinen, 2020 – 2022
Dionne Maricelli, 2016 – 2019
Karen Boudreaux, 2015 – 2016
Melissa Hobson Pearson, 2013 – 2015

APPOINTED POSITIONS

AMTA-LA

Awards Committee Chair

Dionne Maricelli, 2018 – 2020
LaDusta “Dusty” Sonnier,
 2017
Kristi Nelson Waltrip, 2016

Community Outreach Team Chair

Diane Navarre, 2019 – 2020
Allyson Johns
, 2016 – 2019

Dawn MacDonald Hedgpeth, 2016 Vice Chair

Education / Convention Registration Chair

Marie Humphries, Planning Committee, 2018 – 2020
Candy Welch,
2017 Co-Chair
Jenna Laitinen, 2017 Co-Chair
Melissa Brocato, 2016
Karen Boudreaux, 2016

Event Photographer

Lisa Bennett, 2017 – 2020

Government Relations Committee Chair

Kathie Lea, 2016 – 2020
Melissa Hobson Pearson, 2016

Membership Chair

Tyechia M. Gayfield, 2019 – 2020 
Rene Chauvin, 2018
Jennie Purvis, 2017
Karen Boudreaux, 2016
Kristi Nelson Waltrip, 2016
Melissa Brocato
Marie Humphries, 2010

Newsletter Chair

Vacant, 2019 – 2020
Marie Humphries
, 2018 – 2019
Brittany LaCombe, 2018
Candy Welch, 2017
Linda Strickland, 2016
Mary Donker-Syvertsen, 2016

Online Election Process Chair

Diane Navarre, 2019 – 2020
Allyson Johns, 2017 – 2018

Melissa Brocato, 2016

Social Media Chair

Vacant, 2019 – 2020
Brittany LaCombe, 2018
Jenna Laitinen
2016 – 2017

Website Chair

Vacant, 2019 – 2020
Marie Humphries
, 2018 – 2019
Brittany LaCombe, 2018
Candy Welch, 2017
Linda Strickland, 2016
Karen Boudreaux, 2015

AMTA-LA DISCONTINUED ROLES

effective on or before 2016

Commission on Candidacy

Mary Alice Tingle, 2016

Vice President

Dawn Hedgpeth, 2015 – 2016 First VP
Mary Donker-Syvertsen, 2015 – 2016 Second VP
Kristi Nelson Waltrip, 2015 – 2016 Third VP

Jenna Laitinen, First VP 2014 – 2015
Mary Donker-Syvertsen, Second VP 2014 – 2015
Linda Strickland, Third VP 2014 – 2015

Public Relations Chair

Robin Alexander, 2016

Liaison to Board and LaBMT

Mary Alice Tingle, 2016

House of Delegates

As of 2017, the House of Delegates became the “Delegates to the Assembly of Delegates” (AOD). This resulted in the BOD voting to retain only one delegate and zero alternate delegates.

Linda Strickland, 2016
Melissa Brocato, 2016
Allyson Johns, 2016 First Alternate
Terry Hurd, 2016 Second Alternate
Diane Navarre, 2015 – 2016
Melissa Brocato, 2014 – 2015
Kristi Nelson Waltrip, 2015 First Alternate
Allyson Johns, 2015 Second Alternate

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