Speaker Date Topic
JENNIFER MARTIN Nov 19, 2019
Shriner's Hospital
Shriner's Hospital

In March of 2018, Jennifer joined Shriners Hospitals for Children – Shreveport, the world’s first Shriners Hospital. Shriners is a pediatric specialty hospital treating children with orthopedic issues, cleft lip and palate, and more, regardless of the family's ability to pay.

Jennifer’s background covers a broad spectrum from tourism to healthcare to state government. Prior to Shriners, Jennifer worked at the United Way, the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Williams Creative Group, LSUHSC and in the tourism industry.

Jennifer has worked on both sides of the communications having written for The Forum News, City Life Magazine, and as a Community columnist for The Times. She is a graduate of LSU-Shreveport with a bachelor’s degree and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). 

A Leadership Shreveport grad, she volunteers with Oakwood Home for Women and Christian Services. Jennifer serves as President for the South Shreveport Rotary Club, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She was recognized as a 40 Under 40 in 2014 by the Young Professionals Initiative.

She believes that happiness is a choice and that a person’s circumstances do not have to define them which is why she was drawn to Shriners.

LUCRETIA HALL Nov 26, 2019
FORREST HEALTH HOSPICE & ASBURY HOUSE
FORREST HEALTH HOSPICE & ASBURY HOUSE

Lucretia Hall is the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator for Forrest General Hospice & Asbury Hospice House.  After a successful career at the University of Southern Mississippi, she retired in 2005 with twenty-five years of service. 

Lucretia began work in 2006 at Forrest General and before coming to Hospice was the Volunteer Coordinator for the main hospital, the Cancer Center, and Pine Grove.  She processed volunteers who provide support to 30 non-clinical departments and 16 patient care units and directly oversaw daily operations for those in the main hospital.  Lucretia also played a large role in developing and implementing a Patient Rounding and ER Care Partner Program for mostly Pre-Med and Nursing students to serve patients and improve patient care and satisfaction.

With her desire to continue being involved with volunteers and play a vital role in caring for people, she joined the Forrest General Hospice team as the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator in March 2019.  She recruits and processes volunteers to become a part of a special team devoted to caring for the terminally ill and their caregivers.  She trains volunteers in the hospice philosophy, goals, and areas of care they serve and collaborates with community organizations who generously donate items to our Hospice patients in need.