Maddie’s Footprints Staff

Ashley Stroder | Program Director
Born and raised in Maurice, LA, Ashley attended ULL where she obtained her Sociology degree. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and then went on to receive her Master's in Social Work from LSU. Ashley now resides in Breaux Bridge with her husband, Marcus, and two children, Carson and Caroline. For the past 10 years Ashley has specialized in helping families deal with grief and loss. These topics have formed a very special place in her heart which has led her to become passionate about helping those in need during some of the most difficult times of their lives. Ashley is looking forward to continuing this journey with the same amount of passion as she takes on this new role as Program Director at Maddie's Footprints. She looks forward to meeting new faces and joining others in need as she begins this new chapter in her life.

Mandy Cushing | Director of Greater Baton Rouge
Mandy was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and LSU. She has worked as an elementary school teacher for 20+ years in the Baton Rouge Area. Mandy and her husband, George, have four children, Talbot, Gabriela, Carter, and Evelyn. Mandy has put in many hours of volunteer work in addition to teaching. She has worked multiple years on the St. Jude School Auction Committee, Advisory Board and Athletic Board. When she is not working with Maddie’s or volunteering, Mandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to the beach, cheering on the LSU Tigers, and watching her kids' sporting events. She is very excited to be a part of Maddie’s Footprints and is committed to bringing awareness and raising funds in the Baton Rouge community.

Katie Blanchet | Acadiana Event & Marketing Director
Katie is a 2020 graduate of LSU with a BS in Marketing. She was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is excited to continue her career here at Maddie's Footprints. When asked why Katie wanted to work with Maddie's, she said, "I wanted to continue working with nonprofits, and Maddie's spoke to my heart. The positive impact Maddie's has on its families and community is something I wanted to be a part of. I am honored to join this great and beloved organization."