President - Dr. Obie Cleveland Hill
Dr. Hill is dedicated to the education and training of children and youth in grades K-16. His professional career has focused on the preparation and professional development of teachers, and educational leaders. Dr. Hill holds a Doctor of Education, in Higher Education Administration and Supervision, from the University of New Orleans. He also holds a Lifetime Teacher Certification in Social Studies Education, and both a Master’s of Education and Bachelor’s Degree from Nicholls State University.
Dr. Hill serves as an adjunct faculty member at Our Lady of Holy Cross and teaches courses such as: Public School Administration; Federal, State, and Local Education Law; Organization, Structure, and Finance of Higher Education; School Finance; History of American Education; and Introduction to American Education. Dr. Hill also dedicates his time to educational organizations and community service. Dr. Hill is a current board member for several charter schools including the Bayou Community Academy Charter School and MAX Charter School.
Treasurer - Jessica Geason
Ms. Geason has more than fourteen years of accounting experience with a Fortune 500 company and 14 years of experience with a public school system. She has expertise with various accounting, financial reporting, and supervisory skills. She currently serves as the Senior Accountant with the Ascension Parish School Board where she provides supervision of accounts payable and payroll departments, reconciliation and analysis of general ledger accounts, and preparation of financial reports to the board. Ms. Geason is also a dedicated community member and serves as the Financial Advisor for the Buena Vista Baptist Church, among many other community services positions. She will also oversee the finance committee for the GGCA.
Secretary - Lenora White
Ms. White has 33 years of experience in computer training and electronic systems. She currently works at BBCC Professional Development Training as an adjunct instructor of online learning and as the Help Desk Manager. She will bring a wealth of technology knowledge to GGCA.
Member - Joseph Pearley
Mr. Pearley is a small business owner and dedicated community member. For more than 10 years, Mr. Pearley has owned and operated a successful cosmetology business and provides a variety of services for clients. In addition to his business, Mr. Pearly is a committed volunteer in the community. Currently, he volunteers as a Test Monitor in the St. James Parish Public Schools. Previously, he has also provided educational opportunities to students in the Ascension Parish Schools by offering his expertise to cosmetology and vocational schools.
Member - Pamela Folse
Ms. Folse is a native and life-long resident of Vacherie. She is a graduate of St. James Parish Public Schools, Nicholls State University and holds certification in Pastoral Studies and advanced studies in Pastoral Life and Administration from Loyola University. She has worked in public service all her life as a newspaper editor for 14 years, a business owner and over 20 years in various church ministry positions. Her writing hobby has brought her back to writing feature stories for local and regional publications.
Member - Andrea Nathan
Ms. Andrea Nathan has joined our GGCA Family as the newest member of our Wellness Board.
Member- Ny'Koshia Bethancourt
Mrs. Bethancourt has joined our GGCA Family as the newest Parent Member of our Wellness Board.