O’Neil Curtis, President. Born and Raised in Baton Rouge. Graduate of Glenn Oaks Park High School. Professional Barber. Owner of O’Neil’s Barber & Beauty Salon. Mentor and community volunteer. Founder of the LINE4LINE Program. Instructor at Baton Rouge Community College. Father to O’Nya Curtis.
TERM: 4 years
David Curtis, Vice President/Treasurer. Born and raised in Baton Rouge. Resides in Houston, Texas. Veteran of the United States Military. Currently works for Private I.T Firm. Father and community mentor.
Nellie Perera. Born in Massachusetts and resides in New York City. Graduate M.A. NYU. Professional Educator, Educational Consultant for Teaching Artists, Counselor at Brooklyn College, Community Volunteer, Teen Mentor, Actor, and Historic Preservationist.
Dr. Mary Louise Jones
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Dr. Jones has over 40 years of experience in the field of education. She has been a classroom teacher and has served in various administrative capacities. She served as a member of the Governor’s Children Cabinet Advisory Council, the State Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants and Toddlers (Part C), and the Department of Social Services Interagency Early Childhood Professional Development Committee. A nationally recognized leader in the field of early childhood education, she was recently honored with the Scholastic Light Award by the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education. She was awarded the 2008 Friend of Children Award by the Louisiana Early Childhood Association and the 2011 Child Care Champion Award by the Louisiana Association for the Education Of Young Children.
Travis Dabney, (African American). Born and raised in Baton Rouge. Travis manages Security for L’Auberge Casinos and runs a family catering business. A community volunteer, Dabney has been involved in Line4Line since it began by providing food, funds, and other in-kind support. Travis’s son is featured on the Line4Line barbershop mural reading a book while getting his haircut by Lloyd.
Karina brings her love of education, reading and non-profit management to the Line4Line Board. Born and raised in New York, Karina had lived in Northern New Mexico for over 20 years where she currently works for a Tech Company and local pre-school. Karina has served on many Boards and enjoys giving back in ways that make a difference. She helped establish High Altitude Athletics, served on the Board of Anansi Charter School for several terms leading a capital campaign and school expansion and ran a successful child-care center for eight years. An avid gardener and trained horticulturalist, Karina enjoys visiting the team of Line4Line in Baton Rouge to read with kids and see all the amazing flora and fauna in Louisiana.