On November 1, 2017, The Life of a Single Mom held its quarterly board meeting to vote on the 2018 Board of Directors’ Executive Committee. Completion of onboarding for several new board members also took place.

Michelle Petersen has accepted the position of Board President for the 2018 calendar year.  Previously the Board’s Vice President and Chair of the Fundraising Committee, Michelle brings a wealth of expertise and commitment to the vision of seeing single parent families thrive. Michelle is currently the State Manager for Security Title Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore, where she oversees 86 managers and attorneys throughout the region.  She attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Her professional career includes 16 years of law and real estate experience, currently holding a notary license for the state of Louisiana.  Raised by a single mom, her passion for service to the single mom community runs deep.

“Our organization has been fortunate to have had several years of strong board leadership.  The 2018 Board of Directors’ Executive Team will be no exception. Michelle is a go-getter who will have no problem challenging us to go to the next level in service to single moms. I’m excited about the future of TLSM.” said Jennifer Maggio, Chief Executive Officer of The Life of a Single Mom.

Michelle is joined on the Executive Committee by newly-elected Vice President Lisa Oliver owner of GW Oliver; Treasurer Jolene Hardy, retired Accounting Shell Oil; Secretary Jennifer Hardin, Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant and retired from Woman’s Hospital.

Additional board members include: Kellie Duhon, Michelle Lanoix, Ramona Tauzin, Karen Thomas, Kelli Jones, and Suzanne Rouvalis.

Eunice McCarney, outgoing Board President, and Debbie Spano, outgoing Treasurer, were recognized for their exemplary service with an award.



The Life of a Single Mom is a global nonprofit, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that exists to see no single mom walk alone by providing programming that establishes single mom support groups and focuses on education in critical areas, such as parenting, finances, and health and wellness. To date, the organization has worked with more than 1,500 churches and community groups to establish or enhance a single mom’s support group and more than 50,000 single mothers are connected to the program. For more information, visit www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.