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The Iris board has already expanded again in 2018, with the selection of three new board members: Ericka Queen, a customer service manager with Trace Security; Christen Clark, a real estate agent-buyer specialist with Keller Williams Red Stick Partners; and Veronika J.Mark, an assistant district attorney with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney's office.In 2017, the Iris Board of Directors sought and considered several highly qualified indivduals from diverse backgrounds and areas for selection based on the notion that building a greater cultural and demographic diversity on the board of directors was critical to the board's ability to fulfill its mission while serving a very diverse population in our seven parish service area.Having a more diverse board of directors in age, sex, race and location provides our 2018 board with a broader range of personal attributes, qualities, talents and skills, all of which are needed to provide corporate governance and strategic oversight for the organization.It is our hope to inform indivduals about the dangers of domestic violence before they become victims.Presentations on the signs of domestic violence, what you should look for, how to respond to a friend, family member or coworker who you suspect is being abused and what services and assistance are available, can be of great help in preventing a further increase in the number of victims.Monica Alfred has been named Community Outreach and Education Director (COED) for Iris Domestic Violence Center.
We felt he brought a fresh perspective on how the Iris Center can go about better serving our community and we are confident he will be a leader and advocate for victims, survivors and all those impacted by domestic violence.
of Agriculture and to staff social workers at Woman's Hospital.
Presentations have also been made to the Professional Insurance Agents of Baton Rouge and health fairs at both Mck Inley High School and Woodlawn High School.
In April, a more extensive training on the nature of domestic violence and the role of mental health professionals is scheduled at Capital Area Human Services.
It is anticipated that the public, folliwing the roll out of our new Iris website in May, will be able to view a sample of the training presentations being offered, select which one(s) that they are interested in seeing and schedule the event and date directly online by simply following a menu offering of the selected programs.