WANT TO KNOW OUR STAFF?

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Judy Naquin

Executive Director

Judy Naquin has been involved in senior living communities for the past 20 years. Her experience ranges from managing independent and assisted living communities to opening new senior communities. She has served as Regional Director for 17 communities and has successfully done troubleshooting for communities not meeting quality standards.

Judy is a native of Louisiana, married to Jeff Naquin for 50 years. Judy and Jeff have three children and five grandchildren.

Judy’s passion for senior living is fueled by always exceeding residents’ expectations and lots of fun, fun, fun.

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Amanda Williams

Director of Marketing & Community Relations

Mrs. Williams has over seven 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 will assist individuals and their families throughout the process of finding the right residents. She will also be developing relationships and implementing 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 am excited about the opportunity to work at Francois Bend and look forward to assisting families and individuals in our community,” says Mrs. Williams.
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Megan Babin

Assistant Administrator

Megan Martinez Babin is a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish. Megan has been married to her husband Chet for 13 years, and they have 2 daughters and one son. Her professional experience over the last  12 years has been in human resources, sales, and sales management. Throughout her career, she has learned the most successful teams consist of team members that love what they do.

She is so very excited to come on board with us as the Assistant Administrator because she genuinely has the desire to make sure every day for residents is better than the day before. She looks forward to creating an experience for all of our residents that is not ordinary but extraordinary.

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Julie Landreneau

Life Enrichment Director

Julie Landreneau our newest team member, 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 is excited to assist in creating a culture that promotes & fosters collaboration, a focused, intentional activities program that truly assist 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.

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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!