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2013 Athena Award

2013 Winner:

  • Karen Schilling, South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority

This long-time community leader has dedicated her skills and compassion for over 30 years as a social worker in both the private and public sectors. Karen established a peer support specialist program which encourages persons with behavior health issues to take leadership in helping their peers, and she has personally mentored and motivated hundreds of graduate students to follow in her lead. She has served on numerous boards including La Petit Theater, where as the current president she is spearheading a renovation project to bolster the arts and downtown Houma. She has produced and directed fundraiser plays for the American Heart Association and local church groups and is the Leadership Terrebonne Facilitator, where she has been charged with its planning for the past eight years.

Other 2013 nominees:

  • Mary Lynn Bisland, TARC
  • Janabeth “JB” Daigle, Le Bijou Salon and Day Spa
  • Kay Thibodeaux, Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce

2013 Exclusive Sponsor:

  • Barker Buick GMC