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Executive Director

Monah Folse

Monah Folse has been with The Blake since 2015 when she became the Executive Director of The Claiborne at Thibodaux. Monah’s 20 years as an experienced licensed administrator enables her to truly understand customer satisfaction and the importance of helping people navigate a process that may be unfamiliar to them.

Monah’s passion is providing care for the elderly with her belief that community and family are at the core of what we stand for. Knowing she has found her true passion for helping seniors and their families, Monah’s main goal is to live for the moments every day she learns something valuable from her residents. She plans on achieving her goals by maintaining the highest possible standards when delivering compassionate care to you and your loved ones. Monah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child and Family Social Services at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. She has also been certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

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Director of Sales

Kim St. Blanc

Kim St. Blanc is Director of Sales for The Blake at Lafayette. St. Blanc comes to The Blake after serving as the Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Services covering the southern region. Kim was born in Wichita, KS, and has lived most of her life in Lafayette.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration, Kim graduated from the University of Phoenix, after beginning her education at the University of Louisiana.  She loves people and interacting with them, and has always enjoyed working in the sales industry.  “With my passion for people and helping others, I am excited about what this position offers, as well as what all The Blake will offer our community.”  “Part of my daily mantra is to ‘Be the Light’, says St. Blanc, “and I hope to do just that in helping others by being a part of this great new development.”

 

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Director of Dining Services

Brian Smith

Brian Smith, our Director of Dining, has 32 years of experience in the restaurant and consulting industries. Brian attended Lafayette La. Ovey Comeaux High School, and earned a Culinary Arts degree from Lafayette Regional Technical College.

His favorite part of working with seniors is hearing their life experiences. His favorite part of working at The Blake is making the residents happy and working with one of the best team of associates he has ever had in 30 plus years. When not working, he is spending time with his family and traveling with his wife.

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Director of Business Operations

Krista Ruiz

Krista Ruiz joined The Blake at Lafayette in 2018 and serves as the Director of Business Operations. She is a native of Covington, Louisiana and attended Southeastern State University. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting, having spent the last 16 years in the construction industry.

Krista stated “I believe in doing things I am passionate about and providing the best care for the elderly. Being a part of a great community is something I am passionate about. One of my favorite quotes is from Bozoma Saint John, ‘Passion should meet your professional life, and I am a living, breathing testament to that.”

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Director of Activities

Anne Orsak

Over the past several years, Anne has enjoyed working and volunteering with various organizations throughout Acadiana.  Event and activity planning has been a large part of Anne’s life and understandably her chosen work for The Blake.   Her studies in Business Administration at the University of Louisiana led well into her management and responsibilities with her numerous work and volunteer endeavors.

For the past 14 years, she has led many business, school, church and community organizations in fun, educational, and culturally enriching activities that have helped to build community and promote their purpose.   “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the wonderful residents of The Blake.   I look forward to knowing each one of our residents and helping to enrich their lives through energizing and fun activities, “said Orsak.

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