(Baton Rouge, La.)- Janis Hernandez, a resident of Gonzales, was inaugurated as first vice president of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association on April 25, 2018. In addition, Hernandez will serve as the state membership chair.
After working extensively with the Jefferson Parish Public School system, Hernandez and her husband relocated to Ascension Parish. Soon after, she received an invitation from the Ascension Retired Teacher Association. She became president of the Ascension RTA one year later.
Hernandez has also held esteemed leadership positions with LRTA. She has served as vice president and president for District IV, which encompasses Ascension, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, East Feliciana, West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes.
Previously, she served as second vice president and state program chair for LRTA. In recognition of her leadership, LRTA honored Hernandez with the Name of Fame award in April of 2017.
As first vice president, she will serve as chairman of the Membership Committee. She will be responsible for working with the district first vice presidents on membership promotion. Hernandez will also preside at meetings in the absence of the president.
Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, sewing, reading, following ULM sports and LSU Lady Tiger Basketball, and simply enjoying retirement with family and friends.
The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to protecting and enhancing benefits for individuals receiving retirement benefits from the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana. For more information about LRTA, visit louiretiredta.wpengine.com.