Our Staff

Executive Director

Buddy grew up in the small town of New Roads located on False River in in Pointe Coupee Parish. He earned a BS in Management from LSU in 1989 and a JD from LSU in 1993. Buddy was also an enlisted man in the US NAVY and served on a Guided Missile Destroyer, and he is also a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Post-law school, Buddy opened a solo practice in Baton Rouge after a few years at other firms. He focused heavily on domestic litigation.
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Clinical Director
MS, MAC, LPC

Jennifer was born and raised in Baton Rouge and received her Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana State University in 2004. Three weeks into her Master’s Program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, hurricane Katrina hit. Jennifer relocated to Texas and transferred to the University of North Texas. She was accepted into the National Scholars Honor Society and graduated cum laude with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2007. Jennifer is a Master Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana.
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Clinical Case Manager
MAC, CRC, LPC

Jessica Duplantis grew up in New Orleans and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of New Orleans. She later went on to earn a Masters of Health Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She holds a national certification as a Master Addiction Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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