Office of Family Programs

Deputy RIO Director / Office of Family Programs Director
MAJ Ebony Carter (225) 281-3348


Position Name Email Phone
Family Programs Assistant 2LT Antonya Kelley (225) 773-6170
Sr. Family Readiness Support Assistant Nikki Ganey (985) 340-7262
Family Assistance Coordinator Gerald Cradeur (337) 962-5082
Lead Child & Youth Program Coordinator Angela Ott (504) 756-5960
Child & Youth Program Coordinator Mikelle Ricou (225) 761-6750
Military OneSource LA Consultant Derrick Ursin (225) 315-6488
Airman & Family Program Manager Cherie Spooner (504) 391-8505

 Office of Family Programs

The Office of Family Programs has shifted a lot of our focus to building relationships with community programs and sister Guard resource and referral programs.  We have a more holistic approach to the way we offer services.  The Office of Family Programs wants to stay in step with the needs of our Service Members and their Families. It is our desire to offer resources that are accessible and effective. The Office of Family Programs is only one of many programs housed under the Reintegration Office (RIO). To learn more about RIO, click here!

To receive messages about SERVICES or EVENTS from the Louisiana National Guard Family Programs

Text 81010 with the message @langofp

If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or grievances with any of our services, we want to know!
Feedback Form

Family Readiness Support Program

An organization of Family members, volunteers, Soldiers, and civilian employees belonging to a unit/organization who together provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communication among the members, the chain of command, and community resources. We also offer Volunteer Training! To learn more about how our assistants can help you, click here!

Additional Resource

225th EN BN Family Readiness Facebook Page

139th RSG Family Readiness Facebook Page

256th IBCT Family Readiness Facebook Page

Building Healthy Military Communities

Joint Services Support

A listing of all Family Readiness Support Assistants in Louisiana with contact information can be found here.

Family Assistance Program

The Family Assistance Program (FAS) is an empowering agency that encourages and supplies you with the tools needed for problem solving on a personal level. Examples would include: Medical Benefits, Emergency Financial Assistance, VA Information, and Community Capacity Building. FAS are located in different geographical locations around the state and serves the service member and families that live in their area. For more information, click here!


Military OneSource

A comprehensive, no-cost benefit for service members and their family that provides confidential non-medical counseling, financial and tax services, childhood services, adult and elder care information and referral, health and wellness coaching and more!


Child & Youth Programs

The Child and Youth Program of Louisiana National Guard is the voice of all military youth. The program is designed to offer advocacy and education for the children of military members. The program is a haven, a lifeline, and a source of great friendships. The Child and Youth Program is also the perfect chance to participate in leadership opportunities and form lasting connections at our annual events. With the help of dedicated volunteers and amazing youth across the state, every day the program grows.To learn more, click here!

The Child and Youth Program is also the perfect chance to participate in leadership opportunities and form lasting connections at our annual events, which include:

Kids AT and Youth Leadership Summer Camps

To receive messages about SERVICES or EVENTS from the Child and Youth Program:

Text 81010 with the message @langcyp


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