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Ola M. Jackson holds a Doctorate of Education Degree, Masters of Arts in Organizational Management, Bachelors of Science in Business Management, Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration, Supervision and Coordination Vocational/Adult Education Credential and is a licensed minister. Dr. Jackson is Owner/CEO of Career Advancement Services consultants, and is a Retired High School Administrator and College/University Dean. She now serves as President of Louisiana Professional Women’s Association, Covington Chapter, and a Board Member for the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation. She has over thirty years of experience in presenting workshops, lectures, seminars and public speaking.


Ola M. Jackson


deSha St. Pierre is a native of Louisiana, growing up in Baton Rouge and attending Louisiana State University focusing on Business Administration and Management. After college, she spent the next five years living in several countries in the Far East.  The culture and beauty inspired her to collect handicrafts and artifacts from these countries and open a retail store on Magazine Street in New Orleans.  That was the beginning of her entrepreneurial quests.  Since, deSha has owned several businesses and worked in management and the accounting field in the oil and gas industry.  She is the CFO and co-owner of Advanced Business Ethics, a workplace training and consulting firm.  She also enjoys her role as a certified Health Coach and the Vice President of the Louisiana Professional Women's Association and Past Vice President of the National Association of Professional Women, Covington Chapter.

Vice President

deSha Drake St. Pierre


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Carol Frost


Diane Brehm, Vice President of Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Co. currently manages two Covington branch locations. She has over 35 years of Financial Industry experience working in various divisions of banking.  She believes that banking should be based on customer relationship and adding value to her clients both personal and business is key. Diane presents numerous financial literacy seminars throughout the year for businesses and nonprofits. She is also a Board Member of the Women’s Center for Healing and Transformation, member of the Kiwanis of Greater Covington and Ladies K.C. Auxiliary in Ponchatoula.


Diane Brehem

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Jennifer is a Business Owner with Primerica Financial Services and helps families build a solid financial household, protect their loved ones with proper insurance, and a financial game plan that takes them from where they are to retirement years and wealth management.  She puts huge emphasis on her health to maintain such an active lifestyle, while feeling her best and to always give her best to others. In addition to her financial business, Jennifer also runs a premium nutrition health business Le-Vel. This allows her to help others live the life they deserve in health and finance.  Jennifer is also Director of Public Relations at the Peter’s House, and recently joined as the Event Chair Coordinator at the LPWA, and a Public Speaker. 

She is a mother to two sons ages 18 and 20 her biggest blessings, is very active in church and serves on the hospitality team there, actively involved in ladies ministry, empowerment groups, and active in her community.  Her previous experiences include Management, Marketing, Sales, and Event Planning for Non Profit and her Community.  While Jennifer’s passion is serving others, her purpose is sharing empowerment with women across the globe, while giving them hope, inspiration, and financial freedom.

Membership and Event Coordinator

Jennifer Dupuy


Patricia Hudon holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Accounting and Professional Aeronautics; she also holds a dual Master of Arts Degree in Business and Human Resources Development and Master’s Certificate in Forensic Accounting.  Patricia served in the United States Air Force in various positions: Vehicles Operations, Air Traffic Controller, and First Sargent.  She currently teaches Accounting, Business and Human Resource classes online and serves as Media Coordinator for Louisiana Professional Women’s Association, Covington Chapter.  As a lifelong learner and previous online student, Patricia believes that a teacher serves the needs of the students and each student is entitled to the best education possible; therefore an instructor should be passionate about the subject being taught and be capable of taking different instructional approaches for the diverse learning styles of their students. Online Distance Learning has opened new educational doors for those unable to attend traditional classes due to professional or personal constraints.

Media Coordinator

Patricia Hudon

Glynn is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments specializing in creating strategies to help her clients achieve their goals.  She started her professional career at the early age of 16 in real estate then entered Southeastern Louisiana University in pursuit of a finance degree.  She worked her way through the banking industry to Vice President of Commercial Lending.  She decided to broaden her knowledge by obtaining her securities and life insurance licenses.  In her role as a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments she helps people plan for retirement, college funding and protect the financial future of loved ones. 


She is a member of the Regional Advisory Board of Alzheimer's Association, Administrator of the St Tammany Social Services Network, Regional Coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association/Edward Jones Partnership, member of the Covington Business Association, American Association of University Women and the Old Mandeville Business Association.

Her office is located in the Chenier Center in Mandeville.

Public Relations Coordinator

Karla Glynn

Ginger Berthelot-Euvino is an Operations Manager for Gulf Coast Bank. She is also Owner of GKE Enterprises, Kev’s Koncrete, LLC, and Kev’s Kurbs, Inc. Ginger has knowledge in business operations, including maintaining financial records and coordinating multiple jobs for a small business. She manages the day-to-day operations of the teller line and platform, open customer accounts, and cross-sell bank products and services. She is the bookkeeper for all of her businesses where she estimates and schedules jobs, including telephone communications and equipment maintenance.


 Ginger Berthelot-Euvino