Board of Directors
Dewana Little Executive Director
Dewana Little has been an active part of the Miss Louisiana Scholarship Organization for the past twenty years, currently serving as Executive Director. She has served as Executive Secretary, Dorm Hostess, and as a member of the Prep Committee. On the national level, Dewana serves as a member of the Miss America Advisory Council. Active in Healthcare Administration she is the Administrator of West Carroll Care Center and a managing partner of West Carroll Health Systems. An active member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Dewana has served on the Vestry as Jr. Warden, is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, and currently is a member of the Order of the Daughters of the King and the Altar Guild. Dewana was honored in 2011 to be selected as one of North Louisiana’s "Sweet Sixteen" selected by DeltaStyle Magazine, highlighting the sixteen most influential women of North Louisiana. She and her husband Reese, are owners of The UPS Store in Monroe where they reside and enjoy as much time as possible with their two children and three grandsons.
Darris Waren Vice President
Debbie Wyatt Secretary
Connie Smallwood Treasurer
Connie Smallwood has been an active member of the Miss Louisiana Organization Executive Board serving as Treasurer since 1997. She is a partner in the CPA firm, Heard, McElroy & Vestal, LLC and serves as the treasurer for Northminster Church. She is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Residing in Monroe, Connie has twin daughters, Laura and Lesley, who are both practicing physicians. Connie also loves spending time with her two perfect grandsons, Ian and Henry.
Wayne Gentry Producer