About Us

Mission

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

Vision

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.

Kevin Paul - Chairman
IT Tech Support Specialist III, Secretary of State

Joe Juban – Vice Chairman
Of counsel, Long Law Firm

Jacque Alex Pucheu - Secretary
Savage Services, Senior Corporate Counsel

Jenna Frederic, CPA - Treasurer
Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP

D. John Davis, Jr.
Owner, Spectrum Employee Services

Michael Fels, CFP
Vice-President, Merrill Lynch

Nick Garner
Pressure Management Specialist, ControlWorx

Stuart Gilly
Skyhawk

Doug Kampen

Entrepreneur/Retired Engineer

Wendy Paul
Executive Assistant, R.J. Daigle & Sons

Adraine White
Pastor, Abounding Love Ministries

I want to change the future for the better, therefore I serve on the Manners of the Heart Board.

Kevin Paul
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.

Katherine Chenevert, Community Development Director

Katherine recently transitioned from the for-profit world where she worked as an accountant and CPA for 20 years.  In addition to her vast business experiences, her extensive community involvement as a volunteer and advisor is well utilized at MOH.  Katherine works to ensure community members have the opportunity to work with MOH in fulfilling our mission.

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. 

Ashton Miller, Marketing Coordinator

Ashton has just recently graduated from college with a degree in Natural Sciences. 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.

Wes Mainord, Curriculum Coordinator

Wes, our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, has been in the business of helping and leading people his entire life. Forty years ago he was recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding young businessmen. He served as a business executive at Kellogg’s, a chairperson for the Oklahoma Food Bank, and as Mayor of Shawnee, Oklahoma from 2012- 2016. Wes recently retired, relocated to Baton Rouge, and volunteers his time to spread the message of Manners of the Heart.

Financials

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.

2016-2017 Annual Report

2014 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2016 Form 990

Great Non-Profits 2017 Top -Rated Non-Profit