Shannon Walsdorf

After completing my bachelor's degree in psychology, my master's degree in social work, and becoming a licensed master's level social worker (LMSW) I began my career as a case manager at a major hospital.  During my time there I developed a passion for working with families to come up with safe and effective plans for their loved ones.  Today I am so grateful to continue to be able to work with families as a Family Support Coordinator with Early Steps.  The Early Steps program is complex and may … [Read more...]

Kasey Arteaga

I graduated from the University of Southeastern Louisiana in 2007.  Upon graduation I was hired as a Family Advocate for the University's Head Start Program.  As an advocate I helped meet the individual needs of children with disabilities, access community resources , and empower children and their families.  In addition to working for Head Start, I have worked with children in day care settings.  I believe my love for children and my experience as a Family Advocate will benefit your child … [Read more...]

Ashley Klebba

I am currently working on my masters in teaching in early intervention and special education at Southeastern Louisiana University.  I have been working with Early Steps since 2008 when I started as an Intake Coordinator.  I have also worked as a special instructor with the program and have greatly enjoyed working one on one with families.  My daughter is currently in Early Steps, so I understand and know what it is like to have a child in the program.  I have worked with a wide variety of … [Read more...]

Melanie Adams

I am a graduate of the University of Montevallo in Alabama with a degree in Family Consumer Science with a focus on Child and Family Studies.  I have worked with children for 10 plus years and have been with Early Steps for almost two years.  I have two young children of my own and I understand the desire to want the best opportunities for our children.  I look forward to working with your family to ensure you receive quality services and to enhance your child's development and enrich their … [Read more...]

Nicole Meyers

I have three years of experience with providing direct services through the Louisiana Early Steps program.  I strive to assist every family and their individual needs and providing available resources that the family may benefit from.  I received  my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2007.  I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in  Human Services specializing in child development from Capella University.  I believe in working closely with the family to … [Read more...]

Amanda Babineaux

I am a graduate of University of Louisiana of Lafayette with a minor in Child & Family Studies.  I have 5 1/2 years experience providing Early Intervention in the Early Steps Program.  As a FSC I strive to meet the individual needs of our children and their families.  In addition to working as a FSC, I provide supervision within our company to ensure that our families are serviced well.  Coastal Care's vision is to ensure the needs of our families by working as a team with them and each … [Read more...]

Cindy Case

I received my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University.  I have several years of experience working with children, including my own very active son and nephew with Down Syndrome.  I have worked with adolescents in juvenile drug court during and after my tenure in school.  I am a volunteer for Veterans Celebrate Freedom and the Childrens Advocacy Center/Hope house.  I'm very excited to be able to continue to work with the families and … [Read more...]

Reagan Newitt

I have 4 years experience working individually with children and families providing Early Intervention.  I graduated in Psychology with a focus on Early Child Development.  I have worked closely with children in foster care with a wide range of special needs/disabilities and advocating for each child to ensure they receive a great family life, services and education that each child very much deserves.  There are many resources for each and every family and I will work closely with you to locate … [Read more...]

Elizabeth Husser

I have several  years experience with children and families in a daycare/aftercare setting, as well as, a classroom setting.  I received my undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Family and Consumer Science and am currently working on my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I am the blessed mother of a beautiful little boy who was receiving speech therapy services through Early Steps, and I would love to assist you and your child with the Early Steps process.  … [Read more...]

Lisa Marinello

Lisa received her Master's Degree in social work from Tulane University and completed her internship in the Pediatric department.  As a mother of two young children, Lisa understands the needs and demands of parenting and has a vast knowledge of community resources and services.  She looks forward to working with you and your family.  Coastal Care's vision is to ensure the needs of our families by working as a team with them and each provider of service will be our priority.  Our aim is to be a … [Read more...]