The Louisiana Folklife Commission is appointed by the Governor to advise the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism and other relevant state agencies on public policy to aid in the identification and preservation of traditional communities in Louisiana.

To see the minutes of the last meeting and the agenda of the next meeting, click here or go to the Louisiana Boards and Commissions database for more details and records.

* Legislative appointment category in parentheses


Teresa Parker Farris (At Large Representative)

Executive Committee

Ray Berthelot, Office of State Parks (State Parks)

Allison Peña, Jean Lafitte National Historic Park (Jean Lafitte National Historic Park)

Susan Roach, Louisiana Tech English Department (University)

Liz Williams, Southern Food and Beverage Museum (At Large Representative


Kevin Billiot, Intertribal Council of Louisiana (Intertribal Council--ex-officio)

Winifred Byrd (Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation)

Debra Credeur, Louisiana Office of Tourism (Office of Tourism)

Rebecca Hamilton, State Library (State Librarian-ex-officio)

Vacant, director of Louisiana Division of the Arts (Division of the Arts)

Amanda LaFleur,LSU Department of French Studies (University)

Keagan LeJeune, McNeese State University (University)

Karen Leathem, Louisiana State Museum (State Museum)

Kevin McCaffrey, New Orleans (Louisiana Folklore Society)

Charles McGimsey, Division of Archaeology (Archaeology)

Nicole Hobson Morris, Division of Historic Preservation (Historic Preservation)

Miranda Restovic, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LA Endowment for the Humanities-ex-officio)

Shane Rasmussen, Northwestern State University, Louisiana Folklife Center (Louisiana Folklife Society)

Susan Spillman, Xavier University of New Orleans (University)

Melissa Yarborough, Baton Rouge (At Large Representative)

Guiyuan Wang, Baton Rouge (At Large Representative)