We Will Be Your Advocate

We Will Be Your Advocate

RSEA is your voice in the Louisiana Legislature and the National Congress on issues relating to retirement and healthcare.

RSEA Board of Directors and Staff

The RSEA constitution provides that the association is governed by a board of directors, a representative sampling of the current and future retiree population of the state. Composing the board are its officers, the presidents of the nine local chapters, at-large statewide members, directors emeritus and ex-officio members representing LASERS and the Office of Group Benefits which administers the state’s health insurance program.


James LeBlanc

Baton Rouge

David Thomas

Immediate Past President

Dean Moberley

First Vice-President

Shannon Templet

Baton Rouge

Penny Babin

Second Vice-President


Dean Moberley

Byron Decoteau

Jerre Perry

After graduating from NSC (now NSU) and working for a pediatric group in Monroe for two years I became a Public Health Nurse for what is now DHH/OPH Children Special Health Service in Region 6, which started my decades of State employment. I have spent 40+years in DHH Regions 6, 7 and 8 as a PHN in different job titles and as Regional Administrator for the Office of Public Health in both Regions 6 & 7.

On a personal note I met my husband my first year in Alexandria and we have raised our four children who have blessed us with beautiful, adorable and brilliant Grands who all take after their Grandmother. I am so excited to have the opportunity to learn about and to serve on the RSEA Board. Connecting with old and new friends again from all areas of our State is an added bonus.




Frank L. Jobert, Jr.

Office of Group Benefits 


Shannon Templet

Baton Rouge

Barbara McManus


Baton Rouge 

Chapter Presidents

Victor Dennis, Jr.

Alexandria Area Chapter

James LeBlanc, Jr.

Baton Rouge Area Chapter
Baton Rouge

Mary Mahoney

Coastal Area Chapter

Gwen Thompson

Lake Charles Area Chapter
Lake Charles

Dianne Guillot

Monroe Area Chapter
West Monroe

Benny Harris

New Orleans Area Chapter
New Orleans

David Thomas

North Shore Area Chapter

Bonita Hearne

Shreveport Area Chapter

RSEA Staff

The association maintains a year-round office in Baton Rouge and has contacts in Washington to keep watch on developments on the national scene. Currently, the staff consists of Jimmy Anthony, Administrative Director; Frank Jobert, Legislative and Governmental Affairs Director; Susan Jandle, Office Manager and Carl Grotton, Communications and Membership Coordinator.

Jimmy Anthony

Jimmy grew up in Monroe, Louisiana where he attended Northeast Louisiana University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation and a Masters degree in Biology specializing in Fisheries Management. He worked for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for 40 years as Wildlife Management Area Supervisor, Biologist and Administrator. He retired from the State in 2016 after serving as the Assistant Secretary at the Office of Wildlife. He and his wife Connie moved to Baton Rouge in 2002 and presently reside there.

Frank Jobert

Frank retired from the Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth in 2003 where he served as Assistant Warden. From 2003 to 2010 he served as an active member of the RSEA Board of Directors. In addition to serving as chairman of the Conference Planning Committee and the Budget/Audit Committee, Frank also served as Second Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer for the Board. Since January 1, 2015 Frank has served as Director of Legislative and Governmental Affair. From July 2010 to December 31, 2014, Frank served as Executive Director. Originally from New Orleans, Frank and his family moved to Slidell post Hurricane Katrina. He and his wife, Debbie, have a son, Ryan, and a daughter, Megan.

Susan Jandle

Susan Jandle is a lifelong Louisiana resident.  She worked for several different state agencies in the accounting field, namely, DHH, Natural Resources, LSU Engineering Department, and worked as a bank examiner for the Office of Financial Institutions.  Susan left state service for twelve years where she worked as a Loan Review Examiner for Iberville Bank, Bank One, and Hancock Bank but returned to state service and the Office of Financial Institutions in 1999.  She retired in August of 2014 after 28 total years of service as the Chief Examiner of the Office of Financial Institutions.  Since retiring, Susan has been working for the House of Representatives during the Regular Sessions and the many Special Sessions of the legislature. Her husband of almost 44 years, David Jandle, retired from LSU with 34 years. She has two sons and is thoroughly enjoying her first grandbaby (Logan) who was born in September of 2017.

Carl Grotton

Carl joined RSEA in February of this year as the Communications/
Membership coordinator.  He retired from DOTD in 2013 after 30 years and also worked in radio as an on-air personality and producer for several local area stations.
Carl graduated from Baton Rouge School of Computers with an Associates degree in Computer Operations and worked at several state agencies throughout his long career.
Carl is single, and spends his free time with his three fur babies, Astro, Tundra, and Lacey.  Lacey is a competition show dog, so you might see her and Carl at area AKC dog shows.  He also enjoys travel, dining out and baseball.