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Bayou Teche Museum Board: Mission Statement

The board of directors sets strategic direction for the museum through:

  • Engaging diverse individuals and communities in a quality museum experience
  • Serving as responsible fiscal stewards
  • Cultivating needed resources
  • Promoting the museum to the community
  • Supporting museum staff and volunteers as they carry out the institution’s mission

The board is charged with helping the museum meet future goals, by creating a challenging, yet achievable vision of a museum that meets the highest standard of excellence, that teaches and informs in a variety of energetic and accessible ways and is a vibrant, visible and valued community institution.

2021 New Iberia Museum Foundation Board

Larry Hensgens, Chairman
Chris Wiseman, Vice-Chairman
Becky Collins, Secretary
Art Mixon, Treasurer

Dr. Shane Bernard
Mark Boyance
Maria Indest Brodie
Dr. Phebe Hayes
Cathy Indest
Jennifer Joseph
Pat Kahle
Olivia Morgan
Dr. Catherine Segura
Mike Tarantino
Penny White

Founding Members:

Alfred “Smitty” Landry
Becky Schexnayder Owens
Paul Schexnayder

Museum Director:

Marcia Patout


Stephanie Baudot