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The Tensas Healthy Communities Coalition consists of the following members:

  • Terri Crawford- LSU AgCenter
  • Alethia Lawrence- LSU AgCenter
  • Betsy Crigler- LSU AgCenter
  • Cynthia Sloane- LSU AgCenter
  • Jennifer Haneline- LPHI | Tobacco-free Living
  • Shannon Capdepon- Tensas Academy Headmaster
  • Erin Blanche- Tensas Academy
  • Morrow Guthrie- Tensas State Bank
  • Ann Burns- Master Gardener
  • Caldwell Flood- Mayor of Waterproof
  • Tim Turner- Mayor of Newellton
  • Dr. Terri McGruder- Principle Tensas Elementary
  • Paul Nelson- Tensas Parish School Board Superintendent
  • Emily Coady- Teach for America
  • Peggy Ball- Program Coordinator for Adolescent Pre-Diabetes
  • Cynthia Perdue- NELA Highway Safety Partnership
  • Mat Eva Thomas- Newellton Council on Aging
  • Jennifer Burnside- Tensas Academy School Board Member
  • Kristen VandeVan- Cross Keys Bank/Tensas Academy Board Member
  • Jackie Schauf- Tensas Health Clinic Administrator
  • Linda Skipper- Tensas Health Clinic
  • Lyndle Perritt- Master Gardener
  • Jeraldine London- Volunteer | Tensas Community Member
  • Brit’s Pharmacy- Pharmacy
  • Eran Robinson- LA USDA

Our present partners include:

  • Tensas Community Health Clinic
  • Tensas Dental Clinic
  • Cross Keys Bank
  • Tensas State Bank
  • Northeast LA Highway Safety Partnership
  • Town of Newellton
  • Town of Waterproof
  • Town of St. Joseph
  • Tensas Parish Police Jury
  • Tensas Sheriff Department
  • Tensas Voluntary Council on Aging
  • Tensas Parish Library
  • Tensas Parish Schools
  • Tensas Academy
  • Tensas Parish Clerk of Court
  • Tensas Parish Tax Assessor
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please contact Victoria McDonald at VMcDonald@agcenter.lsu.edu.




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