Our Board of Directors 

Rev. R. L. Palmer, Jr.

Rev. R. L. Palmer, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Education:

         Graduated: John McDonogh #35 High School, New Orleans

         Attended the Southern University schools in N. O. & Baton Rouge, LA.

         Graduate: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

         Awarded Master of Business Administration: Walden University

         CHDO Training from HUD, New Orleans, La.

Clergy:

         Ordained Deacon – Philadelphia, PA. 1987.

         Ordained Elder – Thibodaux, LA. 1989.

Pastorates:

         St. Luke Donaldsonville A. M. E. – 1987.

         Historic St. Peter – N. O. -1990-2004.

         St. Paul – Bogalusa – 2004 – 2021.

Civic Organizations:

         Past President of North Shore School Board-2013-2016.

         Director: St. Paul A.M.E. Disaster Distribution Site. 2005.

         Parliamentarian: Washington Men’s Club-2008 – Present.

         First African America to serve as President

         Former Treasurer United Ministers Alliance Bogalusa; defunct.

         Former Board Member: Museums of Cassidy Park?

         Former Member Bogalusa Emergency Response Team (BERT).

         Board Member of Bogalusa Rebirth since 2016, now serves as Chairman

Family:

         Five children

         Fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren (so far)

Dana M. Walker

Dana M. Walker

Board Member

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Member of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church

Education:

         Graduate of Bogalusa High School, Class of 1995

         Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology/Southeastern Louisiana University

         Internship at Rayburn Correctional Center and studied abroad in Costa Rica

Work Experience:

         NOPD Juvenile Division – Intake Counselor

         Child Protection Investigator/Social Services – State of Louisiana

         Rape Prevention Educator

         Licensed Life Insurance Agent

         Disciplinarian – Northshore Charter School

Civic Service Experience

         Founder and Director of Brillant Mindz Community Center and Youth Organization

         Executive Board of Washington Parish NAACP

         First time Homebuyer Trainer with Neighborhood Housing Services

         Vice President Bogalusa Rebirth since 2016

         Executive Board for Bogalusa Strong

         Mediator for REMILA of Louisiana 

Family:

       One son Roderick J. Robinson

 

Kim Wagner

Kim Wagner

Treasurer

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

Education:

            Graduate of Bogalusa High School 1993

            Attended Pearl River Community College

Work Experience:

            Louisiana Licensed Real Estate agent – Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties since 2008

            Managing Agent and Top Producer since 2010

            Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors since 2016

Civic Service Experience:

            Councilwoman – Washington Parish Council

            Bogalusa Civic League

            Republican Women of Washington Parish

            Christmas in the Park

            Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors since 2016

Family:

            Married to her high school sweetheart, David Wagner

            Two children Drew and Caroline

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Derek Dantin

Derek Dantin

Board Chaplain

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

     

Kierra Smoot

Kierra Smoot

Board Member

Born and raised in Bogalusa

PROUD First-time Homebuyer of Bogalusa Rebirths first home built!

Education:

         Graduate of Bogalusa High School 2016      

         Graduate of Delta College-Dental Assistant Program

Work Experience:

          Todd S. Brasuell Pediatric Dentistry

          Buffalo Wild Wings, Customer Service and Server

          Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

Civic Service Experience:

          Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

Worship Affiliation:

         Member of Mary’s Chapel UMC

 

 

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

Rev. R. L. Palmer, Jr.

Rev. R. L. Palmer, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Education:

Graduated: John McDonogh #35 High School, New Orleans

Attended the Southern University schools in N. O. & Baton Rouge, LA.

Graduate: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Awarded Master of Business Administration: Walden University

CHDO Training from HUD, New Orleans, La.

 

Clergy:

Ordained Deacon – Philadelphia, PA. 1987.

Ordained Elder – Thibodaux, LA. 1989.

 

Pastorates:

St. Luke Donaldsonville A. M. E. – 1987.

Historic St. Peter – N. O. -1990-2004.

St. Paul – Bogalusa – 2004 – 2021.

 

Civic Organizations:

Past President of North Shore School Board-2013-2016.

Director: St. Paul A.M.E. Disaster Distribution Site. 2005.

Parliamentarian: Washington Men’s Club-2008 – Present.

First African America to serve as President

Former Treasurer United Ministers Alliance Bogalusa; defunct.

Former Board Member: Museums of Cassidy Park?

Former Member Bogalusa Emergency Response Team (BERT).

Board Member of Bogalusa Rebirth since 2016, now serves as Chairman

 

Family:

Five children

Fifteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren (so far)

Dana M. Walker

Dana M. Walker

Board Member

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Member of Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church

 

Education:

Graduate of Bogalusa High School, Class of 1995

 Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology/Southeastern Louisiana University

Internship at Rayburn Correctional Center and studied abroad in Costa Rica

Work Experience:

NOPD Juvenile Division – Intake Counselor

Child Protection Investigator/Social Services – State of Louisiana

Rape Prevention Educator

Licensed Life Insurance Agent

Disciplinarian – Northshore Charter School

Civic Service Experience

Founder and Director of Brillant Mindz Community Center and Youth Organization

Executive Board of Washington Parish NAACP

First time Homebuyer Trainer with Neighborhood Housing Services

Vice President Bogalusa Rebirth since 2016

Executive Board for Bogalusa Strong

Mediator for REMILA of Louisiana 

Family:

One son Roderick J. Robinson

 

Kim Wagner

Kim Wagner

Treasurer

Born and raised in Bogalusa

Member of Superior Ave. Baptist Church

 

Education:

Graduate of Bogalusa High School 1993

Attended Pearl River Community College

 

Work Experience:

Louisiana Licensed Real Estate agent – Latter & Blum Classic Homes & Properties since 2008

Managing Agent and Top Producer since 2010

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors since 2016

 

Civic Service Experience:

Councilwoman – Washington Parish Council

Bogalusa Civic League

Republican Women of Washington Parish

Christmas in the Park

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors since 2016

 

Family:

Married to her high school sweetheart, David Wagner

Two children Drew and Caroline

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

Derek Dantin

Derek Dantin

Board Chaplain

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

Kierra Smoot

Kierra Smoot

Board Member

Born and raised in Bogalusa

PROUD First-time Homebuyer of Bogalusa Rebirths first home built!

 

Education:

Graduate of Bogalusa High School 2016      

Graduate of Delta College-Dental Assistant Program

 

Work Experience:

Todd S. Brasuell Pediatric Dentistry

Buffalo Wild Wings, Customer Service and Server

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA)

 

Civic Service Experience:

Bogalusa Rebirth Board of Directors

 

Worship Affiliation:

Member of Mary’s Chapel UMC

 

 

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

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