Amanda Williams

Director of Marketing & Community Relations

Mrs. Williams has over ten years of experience in senior living placement that helps individuals achieve their best options for aging gracefully. Mrs. Williams is a graduate of Southeastern State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. As Francois Bend’s Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Mrs. Williams assists individuals and their families throughout the process of finding the right residents. She will also develops relationships and implements marketing and sales strategies that will connect more people and families to the services and care available at Francois Bend. “I have a passion for helping others and truly feel everyone deserves the right to age with dignity and respect. I love my work at Francois Bend and look forward to assisting families and individuals in our community,” says Mrs. Williams.


Julie Landreneau

Life Enrichment Director

Julie Landreneau has over 25 years of experience in education and program development. Julie is a graduate of University of Lafayette with degrees in Physical Education and Agriculture Business. She was the creator & director of St. Theresa’s Summer Camp here in Gonzales. She also, ventured off to the Island of St. Croix USVI to become the Director of the boys and girls camp. She is an energetic and inspirational leader with a passion for encouraging all to live a life of significance. She does an amazing job assisting in creating a culture that promotes & fosters collaboration and has worked on a focused, intentional activities program that truly assists our residents to thrive rather than simply survive.

Julie has dedicated numerous hours to helping Francois Bend choose exercise equipment and exercises that are focused on developing strength and reducing the risk of falls for seniors.


Nichole Chauvin

Director of Nursing

Nichole Chauvin started her nursing career 8 years ago and went directly into geriatric care. She began as a floor nurse and within a month was promoted as charge nurse. With her hard work and dedication, she became an assistant director of nursing and has held several different management positions including skilled care, behavioral management and staffing.Nichole is a lifelong resident of St. James Parish. She has been married for 19 years and has three children. Family time is her favorite time. Recently, Nichole has been accepted into the registered nursing program at Delgado Charity School of Nursing. She is excited to hold the position as Director of Nursing at Francois Bend. Nichole became a nurse because she truly enjoys having a positive impact on people’s lives. She has always been a caretaker and strives for every resident to receive the best care they deserve. She enjoys being a part of the Francois Bend family and the opportunity to provide life as it should be!


Katie Boudreaux

Human Resources Director

Katie Boudreaux is a native of Gonzales, Louisiana and joined the Francois Bend team in August of 2018. Katie is the Human Resources Director and has experience in customer service and childcare. Her previous experience has proven to be a platform for her role at Francois Bend, as it has illuminated the importance and delicate nature of interpersonal relationships and having compassion for others. Nurturing those relationships and helping others is truly Katie’s passion and she enjoys each day that she can be of assistance to Francois Bend's team members, residents, and residents’ family members. Katie whole-heartedly believes in the philosophy of Francois Bend and is honored to be a part of making our community “feel like home” to each resident and their families.