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Casey Guidry


President & CEO

Casey Guidry has been the Chief Executive Officer of Start Corporation since 2006 and has worked with the agency since 2000. He has over 20 years of experience working with people who are mentally ill, homeless, and in need of therapeutic involvement. Additionally, Casey has an extensive background in working with a variety of funding sources and regulatory bodies, including Medicaid/Medicare, HHS, HUD and state contracts. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Nicholls State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University. He is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners as an L.C.S.W.

Trudy Franks


Chief Operating Officer

Trudy Franks, LCSW has been with Start for eight years and has done a tremendous job creating and expanding the Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) programs. As we labor towards integrating clinic and community based services into a seamless system of care, Trudy will work to consult with all programs to achieve this goal. She has exhibited skills necessary to push programs forward as we make some of these systemic charges to strengthen the agency.

Greg Gleason


Vice President of the Bayou Region & Housing Development

Greg Gleason LCSW has been with Start Corporation since July 2014. Greg has over 25 years of experience in program design and development. He has overseen the development of the Bayou Region implementing services for youth/families, Veterans and affordable housing options.

Angela Hebert


Vice President of Accounting and Finance

Angela Hebert has over 20 years’ experience in financial accounting. She went to college at Nicholls State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Angela loves working as part of a team with shared interest in serving the community.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and her grandchildren.

Addie Duval


Vice President of the Greater Baton Rouge Area

Addie C. Duval is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.  She is presently a Regional Director for Start Corporation.  She received her Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University in 2005.  Ms. Duval is passionate about serving those most vulnerable populations in her community. Ms. Duval currently operates both behavioral health and housing programs funded by a variety of local, state, and federal entities.  She also has extensive experience in Multi-Systemic Therapy and substance abuse treatment. She serves as a board member on the Louisiana Balance of State Continuum of Care Board and has participated in multiple HUD Communities of Practice.  In her free time, Addie enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and reading novels.

Jade Hebert


Vice President of Human Resources

Prior to Start Corporation, Jade worked for two decades in retail management for companies such as Sears, Discount Tire, and Target. Now working as the HR Director she’s passionate about ensuring that we are hiring, training, and retaining the best people possible to drive Start Corporation’s mission of helping those in need. In her free time Jade either tinkers with various hobbies, or can be found spending time with her wife and three dogs.

Catherine Broussard


Vice President of Compliance

Catherine Felarise has nearly a decade of experience working in the not-for-profit setting.  She began her career as a quality assurance and improvement specialist after graduating from Nicholls State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. As Vice President of Compliance, she oversees data collecting and reporting for Start Corporation’s many programs and services to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of services provided.  Most importantly, Catherine is a proud wife and mother who enjoys making memories with her family.

Tanasha Minor


Vice President of the Greater New Orleans Region 

Tanasha Minor has worked with Start Corporation for over 10 years and has over 15 years of diverse social services experience.  Ms. Minor obtained a Masters in Social Work from Southern University of New Orleans. She has directly worked diligently to restore the community and surrounding areas of New Orleans. Ms. Minor enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and exploring the world, as there is always an opportunity to learn and apply new ways to help others.

Nicole Ditch


Vice President of Marketing

Nicole Ditch has over 15 years of experience in marketing and has served in the not-for-profit setting for the past eight years. She has held board positions within our community and currently serves as Vice President on the Friends of Beyond the Bell board. Her passion for serving others and the community is evident. As a graduate of Nicholls State University, Nicole is well versed in public relations, photography, graphic design, marketing and print journalism. In her spare time, Nicole can be found fishing, cooking, watching sports or traveling with her husband Eric.

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