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Executive Team


Terri Ricks
Secretary
Email: DCFS.Secretary@la.gov
Office: (225) 342-6930


Eric Horent, Ph.D.
Undersecretary
Email: Eric.Horent@la.gov
Office: (225) 342-1102


Amanda Brunson
Assistant Secretary of Child Welfare
Email: Amanda.Brunson@la.gov


Ashley Sias

Assistant Secretary of Family Support
Email: Ashley.Sias.dcfs@la.GOV


Kim Glapion-Bertrand
General Counsel
Email: Kim.Glapion-Bertrand@la.gov
Office: (225) 342-1125


Catherine Heitman
Director of Communications
Email: Catherine.Heitman.dcfs@la.gov
Office: (225) 342-9640


Chip Coulter
Director of Governmental Affairs
Email: Chip.Coulter@la.gov
Office: (225) 342-5573


Dr. Jessica J. Jones

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Email: Jessica.Jones.DCFS@LA.GOV
Office: (225) 342-0863

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