BATON ROUGE, LA — April 9, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones as ACAO overseeing the City-Parish Division of Human Development & Services, Human Resources, Employ BR, and Juvenile Services. Dr. Ravare-Jones will replace Dr. Tamiara Wade, who will transition to a new role as City-Parish Director of Juvenile Services. Dr. Wade will continue to facilitate the administration’s education initiatives as well as the Women’s Advancement Commission.
Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones obtained her BS degree in Marketing from the Southern University College of Business and achieved her MBA focused on Business Marketing and International Business from Louisiana State University. She obtained her Executive Non-Profit Leadership certificate from Southern Methodist University and recently achieved a terminal degree, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) specializing in Global Business and Leadership with a research focus on Leadership Competencies from California Intercontinental University. Dr. Ravare-Jones has also been accepted into Yale University’s School of Management Women’s Leadership Program.
“Dr. Ravare-Jones brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of business acumen and administrative expertise to my administration,” said Mayor Broome. “Dr. Wade, a highly qualified administrator and educator, has been instrumental in developing and executing education initiatives for the City-Parish. She will bring her passion for impacting the youth of our community to her new role as head of Juvenile Services.”
Dr. Ravare-Jones is an executive with over 20 years of extensive worldwide business expertise in corporate America, non-profit organizations, higher education, and international affairs. In her most recent executive position, at the Association of Latino Professionals for America (formerly known as the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting - ALPFA), Dr. Ravare-Jones served as the National Chief Operating Officer supervising the Los Angeles and New York City offices executing vital cross-business programs, directing process management improvements including the management of ALPFA's three-year strategic initiatives portfolio.
“I feel incredibly honored to accept this appointment within city government, returning to East Baton Rouge Parish to contribute my skills and talents ensuring efficiency and effectiveness across departments,” said Dr. Ravare-Jones. “I look forward to playing a vital role in continuing the progression of strategic results as a member of Mayor Broome’s senior staff.”