Organization Mission and Work

Agenda for Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make Louisiana a state in which all children can thrive by ensuring that the basic needs of children and families are met; that our children are nurtured and well taught; that they are protected from harm; and by acting in ways that combat racism and oppression. Agenda for Children works to improve child well-being in Louisiana through three key strategies:

- advocating for better policies and programs to serve Louisiana’s children throughout the legislative and regulatory processes;

- informing public discussions on children by monitoring the well-being of children at the state and parish levels through the KIDS COUNT project; and,

- improving the quality of early childhood and education through “on the ground” work in the early care and education sector in Southeast Louisiana;

A trusted resource for policymakers, advocates, researchers, media representatives, youth serving nonprofit organizations, and early childhood professionals, Agenda is helping leaders, organizations, partnerships, and systems – at the local and state level – assess, improve, and align their practices and policies. Improving life outcomes for children is the vision that drives Agenda’s work.

  • Medical, Vision, Dental

  • Paid time off

Our Team

Meet the team here at Agenda for Children

  • Dr. Anthony Recasner


  • Tasha Landry

    Business Office Assistant

  • Teresa Falgoust

    KIDS Count Program Manager

  • Ashley Robinson

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Kenya Harris

    Program Assistant

  • Suzea Millerhebert

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Jackie Rodriguez

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Glenda Bennett

    Regional Coordinator

  • Dianna Constant

    Regional Coordinator

  • Brandi Joshua

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Yolanda Brumfield

    Director of Finance and Administration

  • Elizabeth Kief

    Director, Child Care Resource and Referral

  • Cherrie Barthelemy

    Senior Accountant

  • Denea Laffoon

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Analiezel Hall

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Anita Redding

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Ashley Plaisance

    Early Childhood Coach

  • Tara Zapp

    Assistant Director of Administration for the Early Childhood Institute