Our Board of Directors 

Derek Dantin

Derek Dantin

Chairman / Chaplin

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Education:

          Graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, Class of 1978

         Louisiana Tech, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1998

         FCC 2nd Class Radio Telephone License, 1980

         Sabine Valley Vocational Two Way Radio, 1980

         Asbury Theological Seminary Master of Divinity, 2002

Work Experience:

         Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 17 years
         Teacher, Athletic Director, and Basketball Coach at Ben’s Ford Christian School

Civic Service Experience:

          6 year veteran of the United States Air Force
          Director of Bogalusa Youth Basketball League
         Director of Share the Rock Basketball Camp

Family:

       Wife, Laura Pierce Dantin

       7 children- Allie, Ashlyn, Avery, Kaden, Kage, Kannon, and King

     

Tracey Williams

Tracey Williams

Vice President

Education:

            Graduate of Pine High School as an Honor Student

            Attended Central Texas College

Work Experience:

            Banking experience for 26+ years

            Parish National Bank 1995-2008

            Hancock Whitney Bank 2008-2011

            Head Teller of The First Bank 2011-2016, now AVP and Branch Manager

Civic Service Experience:

            Bogalusa Rotary Club

            Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

            United Way of Southeast Louisiana

Worship Affiliation:

            Member of Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church

Family:

            Married to Louis Williams, Jr.

            One son and one daughter

 

 

Heather Seal

Heather Seal

Secretary / Treasurer

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Education:

         Graduate of St. Scholastica Academy High School 2001

         Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, 2006

Work Experience:

         Louisiana Licensed Real Estate Agent – Seal Properties

        Associate Broker- Kellar Williams Realty Services

         Top Producing Realtor for past 6 years

Civic Service Experience:

         Rotary Club of Franklinton

         Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

Family:

         Married to John Seal

         One daughter, Madelyn

Worship Affiliation:

         Member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton

 

 

 

Marlaina Addison

Marlaina Addison

Board Member

Education:

            Graduate of Ponchatoula High School, Class of 1996

            Graduate of Delta College, 2004

            Attended Training with Baker School of Real Estate, Baton Rouge

            Housing Authority Rules and Regulations Certification

            Multi-Family and Rule Development Training

            Landlord/Team Management Training

Work Experience :

           Residential Manager, McRae Realtors/Smith Properties

           General Manager, Hampton Inn

Civil Service Experience:

            Team Meetings, Bogalusa Strong

            Member of Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services

            Tutor Coordinator, Americorps

            Emergency Preparedness Volunteer, Terrebonne Parish

Family:

            Married to Shawnee Addison

            Three daughters: Angel, Caylee and Camryn

            Three sons: Brian, Cade and Christopher

Judy Sapp

Judy Sapp

Board Member

Born and raised in

Born in Houston, TX. 

Raised in Lydia, LA. 

Living in Bogalusa, LA. 

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

Education:

         New Iberia Senior High School 

         General Studies w/ Business 

         Graduated May 1988 

 Graduate of:

           Southern New Hampshire University – 2024 

 Degree:

           Bachelor of Arts, Health and Human Services

           Special concentration in Child and Family Services 

Presently Enrolled in: 

          Grand Canyon University 

          Master of Social Work 

          Due to start July 25, 2024 

Work Experience:

          Walmart – Team Associate (Stock Clerk/Greeter) 

           Bogalusa, La. (Nov. 2022 – Apr. 2024) 

 

           A-1 Engine Repair – Owner/Office Manager 

           Bogalusa, La. (June 2008 – June 2014) 

 

          CARE, Inc. – Direct Service Worker  

          Covington/Bogalusa, La. (Nov. 2008 – June 2014) 

 

Civic Service Experience: 

           Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors 

           Volunteer for Bogalusa Rebirth 

           Worship Affiliation: Christian/Non-Denominational

Dawhone Smith

Dawhone Smith

Board Member

Born and raised in:

Greenville, MS raised in Bossier City, LA 

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

Education:

       University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

       Bachelor of Science Business Administration 

Work Experience:

        Finance and Marketing Management 18 years.  
 
        Civic Service Experience:
 
        United States Navy USS Ticonderoga Information Systems Technician 
 
        Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors
 
        Volunteer for Bogalusa Rebirth
Worship Affiliation:
 
        St. Paul Baptist Church
Derek Dantin

Derek Dantin

Chairman / Chaplin

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Education:

Graduate of Ben’s Ford Christian School, Class of 2002

Bachelor of Arts from Southeastern Louisiana University

Masters of Education from Mississippi College 

 

Work Experience:

Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church for 17 years

Teacher, Athletic Director, and Basketball Coach at Ben’s Ford Christian School

 

Civic Service Experience:

6 year veteran of the United States Air Force

Director of Bogalusa Youth Basketball League

Director of Share the Rock Basketball Camp

Family:

Wife, Laura Pierce Dantin

 7 children- Allie, Ashlyn, Avery, Kaden, Kage, Kannon,    and King

Tracey Williams

Tracey Williams

Vice President

Education:

Graduate of Pine High School as an Honor Student

Attended Central Texas College

 

Work Experience:

Banking experience for 26+ years

Parish National Bank 1995-2008

Hancock Whitney Bank 2008-2011

Head Teller of The First Bank 2011-2016, now AVP and Branch Manager

 

Civic Service Experience:

Bogalusa Rotary Club

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

United Way of Southeast Louisiana

 

Worship Affiliation:

Member of Greater Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church

 

Family:

Married to Louis Williams, Jr.

One son and one daughter

 

 

Heather Seal

Heather Seal

Secretary/ Treasure

Born and raised in Bogalusa 

 

Education:

Graduate of St. Scholastica Academy High School 2001

Graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, 2006

 

Work Experience:

Louisiana Licensed Real Estate Agent – Seal Properties

Associate Broker- Kellar Williams Realty Services

Top Producing Realtor for past 6 years

 

Civic Service Experience:

Rotary Club of Franklinton

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

 

Family:

Married to John Seal

One daughter, Madelyn

 

Worship Affiliation:

Member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton

 

 

 

Marlaina Addison

Marlaina Addison

Board Member

 Education:

Graduate of Ponchatoula High School, Class of 1996

Graduate of Delta College, 2004

Attended Training with Baker School of Real Estate, Baton Rouge

Housing Authority Rules and Regulations Certification

Multi-Family and Rule Development Training

Landlord/Team Management Training

Work Experience:

Residential Manager, McRae Realtors/Smith Properties

General Manager, Hampton Inn

Civic Service Experience:

Team Meetings, Bogalusa Strong

 Member of Washington Parish Coalition on Human Services

 Tutor Coordinator, Americorps

 Emergency Preparedness Volunteer, Terrebonne Parish

Family:

 Married to Shawnee Addison

Three daughters: Angel, Caylee and Camryn

Three sons: Brian, Cade and Christopher

Judy Sapp

Judy Sapp

Board Member

Born and raised in

Born in Houston, TX. 

Raised in Lydia, LA. 

Living in Bogalusa, LA. 

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

Education:

New Iberia Senior High School 

General Studies w/ Business 

Graduated May 1988 

   Graduate of: 

  • Southern New Hampshire University – 2024 

 Degree: 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Health and Human Services 

  • Special concentration in Child and Family Services 

Presently Enrolled in: 

Grand Canyon University 

Master of Social Work 

Due to start July 25, 2024 

Work Experience:

Walmart – Team Associate (Stock Clerk/Greeter) 

Bogalusa, La. (Nov. 2022 – Apr. 2024) 

 

A-1 Engine Repair – Owner/Office Manager 

Bogalusa, La. (June 2008 – June 2014) 

 

CARE, Inc. – Direct Service Worker  

Covington/Bogalusa, La. (Nov. 2008 – June 2014) 

 

Civic Service Experience: 

 

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors 

Volunteer for Bogalusa Rebirth 

Worship Affiliation: Christian/Non-Denominational

Dawhone Smith

Dawhone Smith

Board Member

Born and raised in:

Greenville, MS raised in Bossier City, LA 

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

Education:

University of Louisiana at Lafayette 

Bachelor of Science Business Administration 

Work Experience:

Finance and Marketing Management 18 years.  
 
Civic Service Experience:
 
United States Navy USS Ticonderoga Information Systems Technician 
 
Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors
 
Volunteer for Bogalusa Rebirth
Worship Affiliation:
 
St. Paul Baptist Church

Address

Inside the U. S. Post Office

305 Ave B, Ste 111

Bogalusa, LA 70427

Office Hours

Mon-Tue:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thur-Fri:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wed, Sat and Sun:  Closed

Contact Us

BogalusaRebirth@att.net

(985) 735-7283

Address

Inside the U. S. Post Office

305 Ave B, Ste 111

Bogalusa, LA 70427

Office Hours

Mon-Tue:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thur-Fri:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wed, Sat and Sun:  Closed

Contact Us

BogalusaRebirth@att.net

(985) 735-7283