A MESSAGE FROM OUR
Founder and Executive Director
Erika L. Green
The Honorable Judge Erika L. Green was elected to the Family Court for East Baton Rouge
Parish, Division B, in November 2021. Prior to being elected, Judge Green was a solo
practitioner at her law firm, Law Office of Erika Green, LLC, handling estate, family, and civil
matters. She also was employed as a Child in Need of Care Attorney for Southeast Legal
Services, a Foster Care Provider for the Department of Children and Family Services, and an
Administrative Hearing Officer for the Louisiana Workforce Commission, all while working as
an adjunct professor for Southern University Law Center.
Beyond her legal practice, she has an extensive history of community service, including serving
six years as the East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman for District 5. She is an active member
of the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., NOBLE, Top
Ladies of Distinction Nonpareil Chapter, Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Louis A. Martinet
Society, Louisiana Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, Louisiana Judicial
Council/National Bar Association, American Judges Association, Louisiana District Judges
Association, National Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, and Baton Rouge Bar
Association. In 2017, she founded Imagination Leads a nonprofit whose mission is to connect
and promote cultural and literary experiences and leadership development programs in
communities of color. She subsequently founded IWE Festival an urban book and cultural
festival that promotes literacy, culture, and arts.
Judge Green has received a number of awards including the PVAMU Humanitarian Award, the
Lottie B. Shackleford Award for Community and Political Involvement Award from Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 Under 40.
Judge Green is a 2010 graduate of Southern University Law Center, and a 2007 graduate of
Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a
specialization in Juvenile Justice. She loves public speaking, shopping, traveling, and visiting
museums in her spare time. She is also the proud mom of an energetic puppy, Thurgood.
MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
Johnathan S. Hill,
Board Vice Chair
Linda A. Green,
Natashia Carter Benoit
MENTORS HELP OUR GIRLS SEE POSSIBILITIES.
“I think it is critical for young girls to have a mentor. As we grow up, we don’t often see ourselves represented the people that society deems to be role models. The CEOs, doctors, and engineers don’t always look like us or have been through similar life experiences that we’ve been through. Mentors help our girls to see and realize that their dreams and aspirations are actually possibilities for them.”