Board of Directors

Dr. Amanda Lemoine Alleyn

Amanda Lemoine Alleyn is a native of Avoyelles Parish. She attended Louisiana State University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and then continued her education at LSU School of Medicine where she earned her medical degree. She remained in New Orleans to complete residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology where she also served as Chief Resident. She is now a partner at Southern OBGYN and practices at Lafayette General Medical Center. She lives in Lafayette with her husband, Ed, and two children William and Caroline.

Jen Arceneaux

Jen was born and raised in Lafayette, La. but never considered herself a “true” Cajun because her family roots were planted in Oklahoma and Texas. She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) while residing in Dallas, Texas. After returning to south Louisiana in 2005, she and her husband, Casey began to build their family. She now has two children, Cole and Cate, who are healthy NICU graduates. Her dedication to the NICU continues today at Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she’s spent the last 14 years. She earned her National Certification as a neonatal nurse. She is an active member of the hospital’s transport team, which serves outlying communities. Jen served on the founding Board of Maddie’s Footprints in 2010, but stepped down due to pregnancy complications. She was honored when asked to return to the Board of Directors in 2018. Jen enjoys carrying on true Cajun traditions with her family and community. She’s an avid Ragin’ Cajuns fan.

Lauren Bercier

Lauren Bercier resides in Carencro, LA with her husband Collin and two young boys, Cohen and Lawson. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and a certification in elementary education. Lauren is co-founder of Something Borrowed Blooms, an innovative startup modernizing the wedding flower industry. She manages the day to day operations and oversees development of Something Borrowed Blooms from its central office in Lafayette.

David Binnings

David was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana in 1999. He moved to Plano, TX in 2000 and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. David is the Broker/Owner of Legacy Mark Realty in Plano, TX. He has a wonderful wife, Jennifer and 2 beautiful daughters, Mia and Lila. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music and running. David is also the Godfather of Madeline Noelle McGrew.

Aundria Cannon | Secretary

Aundria Cannon resides in Lafayette, La with her husband Marty and their three sons, Cameron, Wade, and Brandon. She is a graduate of the UL Lafayette College of Nursing class of 1998 and the University of South Alabama Master’s of Nursing program in December 2015.Aundria has spent most of her career as a Registered Nurse (RN) working in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and Mother Baby care units. She also worked in the role of Nursing Educator, Childbirth Educator, Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator, and Nursing Supervisor at Lafayette General Medical Center. Aundria was honored to be a part of Travis and Lori’s labor and delivery experience when they delivered Madeline. Aundria has worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for the last 3 years. She is currently working with Dr. Jennifer Pugliese, Dr. Nicole Harper, and Dr. Amanda Alleyn at Southern OBGYN.

Mike Collado | Vice Chairman

With more than two decades of experience as a licensed Louisiana funeral director, Mike has helped many families cope with the loss of a loved one. He graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Science in Houston Texas in 1988. He began his career in 1988 working as a funeral director and began managing in 2000. Mike is presently managing Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette Louisiana since 2007. His experience in the funeral industry is extensive; and has held numerous offices with the Louisiana Funeral Directors Association. He is the past president of the Southwest Louisiana Funeral Directors Association and has been on many committees since his presidency. He has held the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner designation. Mike also owns an Allstate insurance agency since 2005. His agency has been recognized as a premier service agency and has won Honor Ring numerous times and the Presidents Award.

Fallon Guidry

Fallon was born and raised in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. She began working at Lafayette General as a secretary and tech in Labor and Delivery in 2006 while she was pursuing her nursing degree at ULL. She graduated in 2009 from ULL with a Bachelor’s in Nursing and transitioned into the role of a nurse in Labor and Delivery where she is still currently employed. Fallon is a RTS Certified Bereavement Coordinator and is the Perinatal Bereavement Coordinator at LGMC. Fallon authored a manuscript entitled “Braxton’s Story: The Power of Presence” which will be published in the Journal of Nursing for Women’s Health in April 2016. This manuscript details perinatal bereavement care from a nurse’s perspective. Having an undeniable passion for obstetrics and women’s health, she is planning on attending grad school within the next few months to obtain her Nurse Practitioner’s license. Fallon is married to Logan and has a son named Payton. She adores spending time with her family.

Mandie Harrington

Mandie Pierce Harrington was born and raised in Abbeville, Louisiana and has resided in Lafayette for more than 10 years. She is a 2010 graduate of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Public Relations and is the Marketing and Customer Experience Manager at Audi Lafayette. Mandie is married to Trent Harrington and together they have one child, Harper Elizabeth. Mandie is also a stepmom to Talon and Aubrey. In her spare time, Mandie enjoys traveling, monogramming and playing dress up with her daughter, Harper!

Meg Hawley

Meg Hawley was born and raised all over the Southern United States but calls San Antonio, TX home. She graduated from Texas A&M University with her Bachelors of Science Middle School Education and worked as an 8th grade English Teacher before moving to Lafayette and transitioning in to digital marketing. She is currently the Education Coordinator and Campaign Manager at Klout 9. She manages the day to day digital presence of several local businesses as well as gives presentations to various groups on improving their digital presence. Meg is married to Reese Hawley and together enjoy cooking, collecting vinyl records and spoiling their pup Austin.

Andre Hebert

As a native of Lafayette, LA, Andre received his B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011. After working in the Oil & Gas industry for 5 years, and countless moves around the Gulf, he transitioned back home in January 2016 where he is currently a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. He is a member of The Rotary Club of Lafayette and BNI. He and his bride Kaitlyn have a loving son, Oliver, and best companion pup, Bowden. You can always catch him at a Cajuns game or lining up his third putt on the golf course.

Lori McGrew | Chairman and Co-Founder

Lori McGrew was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in May 2002. Lori is a Realtor at Keaty Real Estate and is the co-founder of Maddie’s Footprints. Lori is married to Travis and is the mother of Madeline “Maddie”, Noelle and Avery Anne.

Travis McGrew | Co-Founder

Travis McGrew was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. Travis has an Associate’s Degree in Network Administrating and is currently a Service Advisor for Service Chevrolet. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom ’04 and ’05. Travis is the father of Madeline Noelle McGrew and co-founder of Maddie’s Footprints. He is also the proud father of Noelle Elizabeth and Avery Anne.

Amber Trett | Treasurer

Hailey L. Verrett

Hailey is originally from the small community of Bayou Chicot, LA. After completing high school, Hailey moved to Lafayette where she graduated from ULL with a Bachelor’s of Science in Child and Family Studies. Shortly after, Hailey moved to Baton Rouge where she graduated from LSU’s School of Social Work in May 2012 with a Master’s of Social Work and a Master’s Level Certification in Gerontology. Hailey became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in April 2016, and after 5 1/2 years working as an inpatient medical social worker and bereavement coordinator at Women’s & Children’s Hospital, she is now practicing as a full-time, outpatient pediatric case manager. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jared Verrett, and together they have one beautiful, daughter. Hailey was honored to join Maddie’s Footprints Board of Directors in February 2015, and later became one of the facilitators for Maddie’s Footprints’ monthly bereavement group, Footprints Forever.

Laura Woods

Laura Woods was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. She graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2014 and has been working as a RN since then. She is currently back at ULL for her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Laura is the proud mom of angel Nora Katherine and is anxiously awaiting the arrival of rainbow baby, Jude Robert in April 2017. Laura enjoys spending time with her four sisters, taking advantage of all that Lafayette has to offer!

Maggie Simar

Since 2003, Maggie has been the Hearing Officer for the 16th Judicial District’s Family Court docket. In that capacity, Maggie hears and makes recommendations on all family filings, including custody, child support, domestic violence litigation, spousal support, use of property, community property and any other ancillary issue pending from divorce, custody or domestic violence litigation, including criminal non support. Maggie graduated with her Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism, Louisiana State University in 1995 and her Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University Law School in 1998.

Rob Kirkpatrick

Rob Kirkpatrick of Townsquare Media will be the "emcee" of the digital marketing panel. Rob is the host of “Acadiana’s Morning News” on News Talk KPEL 96.5 FM and serves as Brand Manager at Townsquare Media Lafayette. He’s an admitted news junkie turned multimedia stand-out, digital-first leader, and professional people connector. After working in the trenches of Lafayette radio and KATC while attending UL, he graduated and took his show on the road. Rob earned his stripes in editorial management roles in Dallas (FOX Television) and Atlanta (CNN). He has covered news stories all over, but says moving back to Lafayette in 2015 to tell the stories of people here is by far the most meaningful. Rob has redefined the KPEL brand in recent years with a strategy centered on engaging consumers wherever they are.