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Staff/Board of Directors


Jeff Polito

Executive Director

Jeff Polito (J-Po) earned his BA in Communications and Theater from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1996 and his MFA in acting from the University of New Orleans in 2000. In August of 2000 he was hired in the St. Tammany Parish Talented Arts Program teaching theater and was also hired to teach adjunct classes at SLU. In August of 2005 he was assigned to Fontainebleau High School and continues to teach there and at SLU today. In 2002 he worked his first PA Camp and has been working with PRIDE and PA Camp ever since. Currently he is the director of the Troupe and PA Camp. Jeff lives in Covington with his three sons, the "Po-Boys." He is very excited for the next chapter of our organization as Action Youth and Community Resources.


Missy Segreti

Assistant Director

Melissa "Missy" Segreti is a Pride alumna who currently volunteers as an Action Parent and Assistant Director. Missy spends her summers as Staff at PA Camp and is a former Life Skills facilitator for Pride/Amplify. She is a SWE Paraprofessional at Little Oak Middle School in Slidell and is currently studying Elementary Education at the University of Louisiana Monroe online. Missy loves pageantry and enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

Board Members

President ~ Katie Shoultz-Curry

Vice President ~ John Mineo

Treasurer ~ Kacie Carruth

Secretary ~ Alex Licht

Brooke Hagler

Erica Morgan

Wendi Michot

Ben Netterville

Jamie Breaux

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