Liz Webb Hebert – Chair of Lafayette City Council Focused on Improving Local Quality of Life

Liz Webb Hebert, Chair of the Lafayette City Council and representative for City Council District 3, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss her passion for service at the local level and working to improve the region’s quality of life. Growing up in Carencro, Louisiana, and the baby girl of her family with four older brothers, Liz […]

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Dr. Courtney Hopkins, Senior Chief Medical Officer of Vitalant Blood Services, on How to Prepare to Give Much Needed Blood Donations

Dr. Courtney Hopkins, Senior Chief Medical Officer of Vitalant Blood Services, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss how to adequately prepare to donate blood, a resource much needed to keep our community safe and healthy, and one that is always in short supply. Most of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, but only about […]

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David Cheramie, CEO of Bayou Vermilion District

David Cheramie, CEO of the Bayou Vermilion District (“BVD”), joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the operations of his organization. Passionate about his calling to preserve our unique culture while educating others on the topic, and stressing the interdependence of our people with the land and water, Cheramie brings a poetic voice to our podcast. Serving […]

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Kim Boudreaux of Catholic Charities of Acadiana: Following the Path Set Forth by God to Care for Our Most Vulnerable

Kimberly James Boudreaux, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Acadiana, shares the expansion of services offered by her organization on this episode of Discover Lafayette. Kim has dedicated her life to being in service to others. As a young adult, she sold all her possessions and traveled abroad to work as a missionary, including time […]

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Stephen Handwerk – Democratic Party Strategist and Managing Partner of Garrison Strategies

Stephen Handwerk, longest-serving Executive Director for the Louisiana Democratic party (2012 – 2020) and currently the Managing Partner of Garrison Strategies, met with Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to talk about today’s political climate. Taylor Marie Swift, Jan’s daughter, also joined in the discussion, bringing the perspective of a young, Independent voter in Louisiana. During […]

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