Yvette Quantz – Eat Fit Acadiana Operations and Marketing Dietician for Ochsner Health System

Yvette Quantz, Ochsner Health System’s Eat Fit Acadiana Operations and Marketing Dietitian, joined Discover Lafayette to talk about her lifelong commitment to helping others live in a state of health. Her philosophy is pretty simple: when people feel well on the inside, they can live and work well in their community. Eat Fit is a […]

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Mike Fruge, Fourth Generation Farmer and Owner of JT Meleck Distillers, Shares Evolution of Family Business Model

Mike Fruge, founder and owner of JT Meleck Distillers, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss the evolution of his family’s farming business and what led him to create award-winning vodka from rice. Mike has a great story to tell, one which not only captures the tenacity of our Louisiana farmers but also one of an entrepreneurial […]

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Lafayette City Police Chief Thomas Glover – Focused on Community

Lafayette, Louisiana welcomed our new police chief, Thomas Lee Glover, Sr., on December 23, 2020. He joined Jan Swift of Discover Lafayette to discuss what his career in law enforcement has taught him and his belief in the utmost importance of involving the community as a means of enhancing law enforcement effectiveness. A native of […]

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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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