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Paul West

Executive Director

A native of Monroe, LA, Paul has a background of 30+ years in employment, training, and administration. He worked with the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Ouachita Parish from 1993 to 2003. He resigned his employment with OIC to journey to Guatemala, Central, America for a four-year missionary assignment. Upon his return in 2007 to […]

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Juanita Woods

Deputy Director & Director of Programs & Participant Services

Currently oversees the day to day operations of NOVA Programs and Participants Services. She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with concentrations in both Human Resources Management and State & Local Government. Over 13 years of Human Resources Management experience in Corporate America and Community-Based Organizations. She has over 10 years of experience directing […]

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Sherry Foy

Regional Administrative Executive Program Assistant

Ms. Foy attended Northeast Louisiana University and majored in Journalism/ Public Relations. As the Regional Administrative Program Assistant, Ms. Foy comes to NOVA with 20+ years as a Professional Executive Assistant. As part of the NOVA Team, Ms. Foy has continually encouraged and inspired all that have walked through the doors of NOVA, she believes […]

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Steve Lindsey

Finance / Grants Coordinator

Steven is retired from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. He has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from NLU/ULM and is a lifetime resident of central and northeast Louisiana. Steven joined the NOVA team in 2018

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Monohn Prud’homme

Support Service Coordinator

Monohn Prud’homme serves as the Support Services Coordinator and Financial Coach for NOVA Workforce Institute of Northeast, LA. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is a motivated, human services professional with a diverse background in career services. Monohn’s passions are grant writing, policy and education. She […]

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LaShonda Wilkerson

Regional Program Representative

  LaShonda Wilkerson serves as the Regional Program Representative. She obtained her Associate’s Degree in Business from Ashworth College and graduated from High School at James Madison in Tallulah, LA. She is a dedicated and committed individual who is adamant about meeting every accomplishment sought after. She joined the NOVA Team in 2018.

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Doris O’Neal Britton

Regional Program Coordinator

Originally from Tallulah, LA. 10+ years as a resident of Monroe, LA. Ms. Britton attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe and received her Degree in Business Administration. She received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from Purdue Global University. Ms. Britton comes to NOVA with over 30+years in Business […]

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