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Carolyn was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana. She obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in 1988. She has been practicing law since then in Houma and the surrounding parishes.
In 1988, she met Sister Rosario O’Connell, the founder of Louis Children’s Crisis Center. It was a fortuitous meeting. That year, Carolyn began working with Sister’s program as an attorney and advocate for abused and neglected children. She spent hundreds of hours providing free legal service to Sister’s children and to the program itself, in addition to the regular duties of her private law practice. Carolyn often says that everything she ever learned about child advocacy she learned from Sister Rosario. They formed a close and abiding alliance until Sister’s passing in 2016.
Carolyn has served on the boards of organizations too many to mention here, but most of them centered around child welfare issues – a cause to which she was consistently drawn. She and a close group of friends formed CASA of Terrebonne (Court Appointed Special Advocates) when she realized that Terrebonne was the only parish in the DCFS Region that did not have one at the time.
In 2016 as Sister’s health was failing at age 88, Carolyn answered Sister’s call to join Louis Children Crisis Center as the in-house Executive Director for the purpose of insuring that the Program continued as designed.
Paige Liner is the oldest of three children and was born and raised in Houma, Louisiana. She is a 2009 graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School. She first earned an Accounting Degree from Fletcher Technical Community College in 2012. Then continued her education through Nicholls State University earning a degree in 2014 in Human Resource Management.
Since her early teenage years, Paige was drawn to child care. Her babysitting experience ultimately prepared her to take a nanny position for five years for three very young children whose mother was very ill.
Paige has been involved with The Louis Children’s Crisis Center’s fundraising efforts prior to joining the team full time. She currently serves on the Board of Girls on the Run, an organization that promotes girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. She is also a member of the SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management). Paige has been a member of the Krewe of Hyacinthians for 6 years and served on its Board for four years.
Her experience with children, leadership roles, education and enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of children has led Paige to the role of Assistant Director with The Louis Children’s Crisis Center. Her youth and energy are assets to this organization and the children she advocates for.
Niya was born and raised in Houma, LA. She is a 2014 graduate and valedictorian of Terrebonne High
School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Nicholls State University. There
she was a member of the Nicholls Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Her love for children makes this role a great fit. From an early age, she has been drawn to helping
children. Throughout her school years, she enjoyed the opportunity of tutoring children in math. She
hopes to get certified in early childhood education and become a teacher in the future.
Although she enjoys the duties of her role as the administrative assistant, to her the best part of her job
is getting to interact with all of the precious kids who are apart of LCCC.