Public Relations and Development Coordinator Hired in Central Louisiana


Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana is pleased to announce the hiring of Teresa Crowell, Public Relations and Development Coordinator.


“It is a pleasure to continue to serve my community and I am grateful for the opportunity to now serve with Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana,” Crowell shares. “I bring nearly a decade of non-profit experience, serving 6 years at New Leaders, Inc., a New York City based education management organization that impacted over 500,000 students in 13 metropolitan school districts across the country.”


Although Crowell has been fortunate to travel across the United States and immerse herself in diverse community projects, she is certainly no stranger to central Louisiana.  Prior to New Leaders, Crowell served in Public Relations and Development at the local American Red Cross where she supported disaster relief and first responder support for nine parishes.  Most recently, Crowell and her husband led a collaborative community outreach initiative that fed and provided donations for over 2,000 displaced individuals who were sheltered at the LSU Ag Center in August 2017 following the mass flooding from Hurricane Harvey.


As the Public Relations and Development Coordinator, Crowell will assist Regional Vice President, Joshua Blackwell, in the community. Blackwell states, “We are privileged and excited to bring onboard the kind of quality and excellence that Teresa exemplifies in her work as well as her life.  It is clear that her greatest desire is to serve others and to use her gifts and abilities in community development to increase Volunteers of America’s reach across Central Louisiana.”


An active member of Journey Church, led by Pastor James W. Greer, Crowell is looking forward to her new role. “It is an honor to work for a ministry that welcomes the freedom of discipleship,” she writes. “We are all created to use our gifts and talents to promote the Agape Love of God. As I live a purpose driven personal life, it is natural for me to serve in a service-driven professional life.”




About Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana:

For 30 years, Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana has transformed lives by providing opportunity and offering support, so each person can reach their full potential. Central Louisiana services began in 1986 with just one program, adoption and crisis pregnancy services. Today, we have over 10 programs touching the lives of over 1,500 children and families, Veterans, people with disabilities, and those seeking affordable housing each year. For more information, visit