Appointed to the board in March of 2020, Laura Neubert has served the Shreveport – Caddo Parish Community over the last 20 years in the field of construction with her company, LaDanCo, LLC., located in Shreveport. As a licensed Building Contractor, Ms. Neubert manages the operations of her business with 11 full time employees in the Northwest Louisiana area. Ms. Neubert is licensed in the State of Louisiana in Mold Remediation, Certified Pesticide Applicator, Home Remodeler, as well as certified as a Renovate, Repair and Paint Contractor. She has served as an adjunct instructor at Louisiana Tech University – Barksdale AFB location teaching Undergraduate Psychology classes. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master’s of Art in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She served as a United States Senate page in summers of 1982 and 1983 during the 97th and 98th Congress.
Appointed to the board in October 2019, Chris Elberson serves as Managing Partner for Somdal Associates Architecture/Interior Design. He oversees the design of all projects from concept to construction documents, working closely with a team of designers to ensure the consistent quality level that drives his practice. With a range of experience on many different types of projects, he specializes in healthcare design. Elberson works with regional healthcare providers in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. Mr. Elberson received his Bachelor of Architecture from LSU in 1994. With 25 years of professional practice, Chris has led the design of complex projects in a wide range of building types. Chris is a Past-President of the American Institute of Architects Louisiana and AIA Shreveport and serves as an active professional mentor within the region. Elberson is also passionate about community leadership, serving on several non-profit community boards.
Appointed to the MPC Board of Directors in December 2020, Rudy Morton is a retired professional from the Analytical Chemistry and Flexible Packaging Industries with expertise in science and technology, administration, leadership, management, various levels of fundraising, and non-profit community operations. Knowledgeable in strategic planning, long and short-term goals, and objectives. Mr. Morton attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio where he majored in Chemistry with a Math and Music minor. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Morton relocated to Shreveport in 1987. He is very active in the community and has served on several boards and committees such as the Greater Shreveport Human Relations Commission. Currently, he is a member of the Optimist Club International and currently serves as president of the Optimist Leukemia Foundation of Louisiana. Mr. Morton is married and has several adult children and family in the area.
Rachel Jackson is an EHS/HS Education Coordinator for Caddo Community Action Agency with expertise in Early Childhood Education and Family & Communities. I am also knowledgeable on strategic planning, objectives, long-term and short-term goals. I obtained an Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern University. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Wiley College and a master’s degree in Education, Minor Family & Communities. I am very active in the community. Evidence of my works is found throughout my services in the community. I am the facilitator and chairperson of the Stoner Hill Community Reunion each year. The Stoner Hill Community Christmas Giveaway & Seniors Distribution. I attend Hopewell Baptist Church, where I have held many leadership positions. I am presently married with two children and a family in the Shreveport Area.
Appointed to the MPC Board of Directors in April 2007, Winzer Andrews has effortlessly served the Shreveport/Caddo Parish community for over 40 years. This can be seen through the extensive list of professional memberships, boards, committees, and community volunteer positions Mr. Andrews has held. In addition to helping transform Shreveport through his leadership and citizenship, Mr. Andrews has received awards including 25 Years of Service, Distinguished Service Award. He received a B.S. in Animal Science from Southern University, Masters Degree in Extension Education minor in Horticulture from Louisiana State University, and post graduate studies at Louisiana Tech University, University of Missouri, Mississippi State University, and Louisiana State University.
Curtis Joseph, Jr.
Curtis R. Joseph, Jr. is a Partner in the Shreveport law firm, Winchell & Joseph, L.L.C. Mr. Joseph handles defense as well as plaintiff-oriented litigation. He attended Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications in 1993, and his Juris Doctorate in 1996. While at W&L, he performed clinical work, focusing on post-conviction relief, with the inmates of the Federal Women’s Prison Camp in Alderson, West Virginia. He taught Language Arts, Social Studies and Religion at Bishop Perry Middle School in New Orleans. Mr. Joseph is a founding member of Washington & Lee’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Louisiana Bar Association member; Shreveport Bar Association Executive Board member and President-Elect for 2019; Biomedical Research Foundation Board of Directors; Committee of One Hundred member; Strategic Action Council member; Rotary Club of Shreveport, Metropolitan Planning Commission member; and Immediate Past President of the North Louisiana Jewish Federation. Mr. Joseph is also a devoted husband and father as well as a local jazz/blues drummer.