Julie Taylor is a native of St Tammany Parish and graduated from Covington High School. She works for Hancock Whitney bank as a Vice President for the Mandeville Causeway location. She has worked in the banking industry over 25 years. Julie has served on our WIP board for 4 years and loves being involved in the community. In addition Julie serves on the boards for other community or networking groups.
Sandy Hughes has over 30 years of Human Resources/Project Management experience working for several companies including Entergy, Honeywell, GTE, and other major firms. She now has her own management and human resources consulting, Hughes-Consulting. She has been involved with WIP for five years and has served on the board since 2015.
Heidi Rhea, a Mandeville resident for 21 years now, is married with three children and 11 grandchildren. She is a retired teacher, an ambassador with Plexus Worldwide, and very active in the community and with her grandkids. Heidi, a survivor of a rare and usually fatal cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma, is on a mission to spread awareness and funds for this cancer.
Laura Fatzer moved to Mandeville after Katrina. She has been employed by Sam’s Club from 1986-2019, as the Personnel Training Coordinator for 30 of those years. She joined WIP in 2014 and the Smart Women’s Day Out Committee in 2015. In 2018 Laura became a board member, taking on the role of Personal Empowerment Groups Coordinator, with intentions of keeping our group very active.
Kathleen Garey only recently moved to the Northshore and became involved in WIP. She had volunteered regularly in community organizations in the Gonzales, LA, area where she raised her family and worked as an engineer for Shell Oil Company. After retiring at the end of 2017, she has found plenty of family and volunteer activities to keep her busy, like joining the WIP board!
Faith Carr joined WIP shortly after her family moved to Covington, Louisiana December 2017. Retired after 36 years in education, specializing in Instructional Media and Gifted Education, she is excited to return to her native state of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans area. She enjoys discovering newer ways to put her skills to use in service to WIP as well as other civic, social, and religious organizations of which she affiliated. Away from her volunteer duties with WIP Faith also enjoys travel to see friends, family and distant places, photography, cooking, and music.
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