To meet other Bold states and founder Jane Kleeb, visit the Bold Alliance.


Cherri Foytlin, State Director: Cherri Foytlin is an indigenous writer, organizer, advocate, activist, photographer, speaker, and mother of six who lives in south Louisiana. She is the author of Spill It! The Truth About the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion, and regularly contributes to In the Spring of 2011 she walked to Washington D.C. from New Orleans (1,243 miles) to call for action to stop the BP Deepwater Drilling Disaster, and has taken direct action in support of human and ecological health of Gulf Coast citizens and communities. She is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Earth Ethics, and a signer of the indigenous Women of the Americas – Defenders of Mother Earth Treaty.

Danielle Fusilier, Program Coordinator: Danielle Fusilier hails from a small town in south Louisiana, where she resides with her two children. She has always had a passion for cultural diversity, social justice and providing a helping hand to those in need. Danielle is a graduate of Acadian Technical College, where she received her certificate in Office Systems Technology.

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