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Our Staff and Advisory Board

Our Staff and Advisory Board

X. Patrice Wright, M.Ed.
Administrative Manager

X. Patrice WrightPrior to joining the Parenting Center Team, Patrice began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher. She then became a math coach, a Louisiana State Department employee, a school administrator, and also worked in central office.

Throughout her 22 years in education, she thoroughly enjoyed providing professional development and coaching to teachers. Her passion for working within the early childhood sector never faded, and she firmly believes that giving children a solid foundation in their early years sets their path for academic success.

She received an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from UNO. She is a Louisiana Pathways Trainer and a toddler CLASS observer. A mother of one daughter, Patrice teaches school readiness classes, classes for parents of teens, and shares in staffing the Metairie Center.

Katie Dilzell Katie Dilzell, M.Ed.
Parent Educator

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Katie has always enjoyed working with young children. After studying Elementary Education at Louisiana State University, she received her Master’s of Education from the University of New Orleans. Before joining the Parenting Center, Katie spent 17 years as a classroom teacher.

Beth Bailar Jeanne Renee' Ancar, MA
Parent Educator

Jeanne obtained her master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a passion for development of young children both cognitively and socially. She has over 6 years of experience with individuals who are clinically diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as well as other intellectual/ developmental disabilities. Jeanne is skilled in behavioral science, early intervention and Applied Behavior Analysis Evidenced Based practices. Throughout her career she has enjoyed providing professional development as well as coaching and training staff members. Jeanne looks forward to bridging the gap and bringing her clinical expertise to the Parenting Center. events, and oversees all aspects of membership and registration.

Beth Bailar Beth Bailar
Program Coordinator

Beth joined the Parenting Center in 2001. She ensures the smooth operation of classes, coordinates The Parenting Center activities and community events, and oversees all aspects of membership and registration.

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Advisory Board

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The Parenting Center Advisory Board is comprised of concerned parents, community leaders, pediatricians, a member of the Junior League of New Orleans and members of the Children's Hospital Board of Trustees. They provide invaluable guidance and direction to The Parenting Center staff, help assess the parenting needs of the community and ensure that the Parenting Center continues to fulfill its goals.

Parenting Center Advisory Board, 2022-2023

Chair : Leslie Compton

  • Katie Rose Coffman, LMSW
  • Stephen Hales, MD
  • Marcella R. Houser, MD
  • Aziza Landrum
  • Josh Lichtman
  • Teddy McGlynn-Wright, MSW
  • Kristen Robinson
  • Adrienne Shulman M.Ed
  • Ashley Stevens Farge
  • Angele Thionville
  • Ann Henderson Tilton, MD
  • Anamaria Villamarin-Lupin
  • Joseph Ward
  • Vera Warren
  • Emily Wolff
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