About Us


Our mission is to restore respect and civility in our society by equipping schools, encouraging families and engaging communities in respect-based Heart Education.


We envision a world where the attitude behind the action reflects respect.

Core Values

We strive to be people of INTEGRITY.

We treat others with RESPECT.

We CARE for each other and those we serve.

We seek CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT in all that we do.

We aim for EXCELLENCE.

Our Board

Manners of the Heart is governed by a board of concerned and committed members who steer the organization towards a sustainable future.

Joe Juban - Chairman

Of counsel, Long Law Firm

Michael Fels, CFP - Vice Chairman

Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Jacque Alex Pucheu - Secretary

Savage Services, Senior Corporate Counsel

Wendy Paul - Assistant Secretary

OLOL, Physician Group Coordinator

Jenna Frederick, CPA - Treasurer

Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP

D. John Davis, Jr.

Owner, Spectrum Employee Services

Nick Garner

Pressure Management Specialist, ControlWorx

Stuart Gilly

Principal, Trility Partners

Doug Kampen

Entrepreneur/Retired Engineer

Da'anne Lipscomb

Retired EBRP Educator

Bill Peters

Founders, Peters Wealth Management

Adraine White

Pastor, Abounding Love Ministries

Clay Young

Owner, Clay Young Enterprises, Inc.

"I passionately believe that treating others with respect is an essential value critically lacking in our society. We must teach our children and remind ourselves as adults to model respect as a core truth."

-Joe Juban, MOH Chairman

Our Team

Jill Rigby Garner, Founder/Creative Director

Character education and parenting expert, and founder of Baton Rouge-based MOH, is also a dynamic speaker, award-winning author, and the publisher of character education programs and books for students, educators, and parents. In addition to the MOH curricula, Jill has authored Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World and the Gold Mom’s Choice Award-winning Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World. Jill speaks and delivers trainings across the country.

Anita Hebert, Operations Director

Anita has extensive experience in professional marketing and office management.  She has 8 years of non-profit experience in budgeting and contract management.  Anita works closely with the School Services Director to develop relationships with school districts and grow MOH’s reach to children.

Angelle High, School Services Director

Angelle comes to MOH with over twenty years of classroom experience.  In addition to her years of teaching, she has actively served over a decade on the Board of Passion for the Poor, a non-profit providing education and care for women and children in Kunming, China. Angelle utilizes her education and non-profit experience to oversee the MOH curriculum development, implementation, and growth of school services. 

Shelly Caro, Development Director

Shelly comes to Manners of the Heart with a background in Mass Communication/Advertising and extensive experience in Higher Education. In all areas, she believes that building relationships is the key to understanding one another and uniting toward a common goal. Her passion for Manners of the Heart is fueled by her own desire to see a return of respect in the world today.

Anna Price, Communications Coordinator

Anna has a Masters in Education and was a teacher for 6 years before becoming a stay at home mother and eventually joining the MOH team. Her passion has become using her creativity to come up with new and innovative ways to reach people with the message of MOH. Through social media platforms as well as other computer and design skills she assists with completing tasks necessary to growing the organization. 

Dianne Jones, Curriculum Coordinator

Through a collaboration with ICare in Baton Rouge, Diane oversees the curriculum implementation in two schools in EBRPSS.  Bringing 16 years of experience working in various positions within the school district, Diane is much loved by her schools.  She uses her organizational skills to maintain the highest quality services to ensure students receive the maximum benefit from Manners of the Heart.

Sandra Slater, Curriculum Coordinator

Sandra started her career in the banking industry where she worked for 15 years. She then dedicated herself to being at home and raising her three children.  Sandra volunteers regularly with her church and local schools.  She began working with MOH in 2017 because of her love for the MOH mission and the impact she sees the curriculum having in the schools and in the lives of the children.

Pam Prescott, Senior Ambassador

Pam is a native of New Orleans, who has spent the last 35 plus years in the business of education and leadership development. Her very vocal passion is to consistently and positively impact those around her, providing them a pathway to discover sustainable ways to achieve their own goals. During her 19 years of teaching at the university level, she is recognized as a Who’s Who in College Instruction & Student Engagement and received the Southeastern Louisiana University, L.E. Chandler Award for excellence. 


Manners of the Heart is committed to excellence and high standards in accountability, transparency, and stewardship. Resources are used toward mission fulfillment and community benefit. Sound accounting principles are adhered to which produce accurate financial information and ensure fiscal responsibility.

As we strive to be people of integrity, we consider our donors, supporters, and volunteers as partners, working together to restore respect and civility to our society.

2017-2018 Annual Report

2014 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2016 Form 990

Great Non-Profits 2019 Top-Rated Non-Profit