Grambling High Foundation

Grambling High Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Birdex Copeland, President, is retired from Grambling State University.  Prior to his retirement, he served as Chair of the Department of Sociology and Dean of the School of Social Work.  Dr. Copeland holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grambling State University, a Master of Social Work degree from Atlanta University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Kansas State University.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Director of the Shreveport Federal Credit Union, Chairman of the City of Grambling Economic Development Council and is a former City Councilman.

Lisa (Lee) Warren Morris, Vice President,is Senior Vice President of Underwriting and Development, Partners Advantage Insurance Services, LLC.  She is responsible for financial management and underwriting assistance for high-net-worth clients.  Ms. Morris previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Brokerage Engineers Advisory Group, Assistant Vice President, Underwriting at Partners Financial and Assistant Chief of Underwriting atAXA Equitable.  She is a 1987 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1991 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. in Accounting.

Katrina Boden, Secretary,is owner and operator of Superior Counseling Services, LLC, with offices in Shreveport, Ruston, Farmerville, and Bastrop, Louisiana.  She also owns and operates Superior Business Services, LLC and Superior Drivers, LLC.    Ms. Boden previously served as Executive Director of Helping Hands for Community Development in Shreveport and as a Teacher at Alma J. Brown Laboratory Elementary School in Grambling.  She is a 1991 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1994 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  She earned her Master Science (M.S.) from Grambling State University in 1995 in Elementary Education.

Alana Gilbert Belton, Esq., Director,is owner and Vice-President of The Belton Companies. The Belton Companies owns and operates a wide variety of concepts including commercial and multi-family real estate, restaurants, legal consultation, and a sports training facility. Mrs. Belton also is a partner in Belton and Belton, PLC.  She previously served as City Attorney and prosecutor for the City of Ruston, Louisiana and Assistant District Attorney, Fourth Judicial District of Louisiana.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree from Southern Methodist University and a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from Louisiana State University.   Her husband, John A. Belton is also an attorney and currently served as District Attorney for the Third Judicial District of Louisiana.

Josh Perot, Director,is Vice President and Lincoln Parish Market Leader for First National Bank in Ruston, LA.  Mr. Perot has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University.  He as previously worked in sports management at Louisiana Tech and as an assistant football coach at Ruston Junior High School.  Mr. Perot is also on the Board of Directors of the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and is President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Lincoln.  His wife, Haley is a former elementary school teacher and is currently Main Street Director and Community Coordinator for the City of Ruston.

Rhonda Pruitt, D.D.S, Director,is owner and operator of True Care Dental in Grambling, Louisiana.  Dr. Pruitt is a 1990 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1994 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. degree in Biology.  She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the School of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey in 1999.  Dr. Pruitt also serves as president of the Grambling Middle/High School Parent/Teacher Association (PTA).

Robert Wiley, Director,is owner and operator of Robert Wiley Consulting, providing tax advice and preparation assistance to individuals and businesses.  He also specializes in mortgage lending, accounting and real estate services.  Mr. Wiley previously served as Vice President of Commercial Loans for First Republic Bank/BancorpSouth, Ruston, Louisiana and First National Bank, El Dorado, Arkansas as well as a Bank Examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank.  He is a 1983 graduate of Grambling High School and a 1987 graduate of Grambling State University with a B.S. in Accounting.  In 1994, he earned a Banking Degree from Southern Methodist University, Southwestern School of Graduate Banking in Dallas, TX.   His wife, Susan B. Wiley is currently an instructor at Grambling State University.

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Grambling High Foundation, Inc is a Louisiana-Based 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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