Alpha Daughters of Zion elect new board members

Adrienne Bourgeois, St. Charles Parish Public Information Specialist, has been elected president of the Alpha Daughters of Zion (ADOZ) Domestic Violence Program.“I am honored to serve as president for this organization,” Bourgeois said. “I know first hand, how important it is for domestic violence victims to receive support and the proper resources. What the organization has done for the community with this program is immense, and I am excited to help it expand in order to meet the needs of survivors.”

ADOZ members held elections on May 8 at their office located at the C.A.R.E. Center in Hahnville.

Also elected were:

• Vice President Thomas Hines, Pastor of Hope Church in Luling

• Secretary LeNeshia Markey

• Accountant Cythina Harris

Executive Director Shirley Parram-Sims said she’s “grateful for the leadership of ADOZ and their efforts in bringing the organization to a higher level. With the talent that makes up this tremendous board, I feel confident that we will now have a board that is ready to meet the challenges of making us greater in moving forward.”

The ADOZ Domestic Violence Program is a non-profit organization in St. Charles Parish providing a network of free and confidential services for survivors of domestic-intimate partner violence to help them live their life free from violence.

ADOZ provides shelter, counseling, food and referrals to women and children of domestic violence in the River Parishes.

For more information on ADOZ activities, visit


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