MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jackelyn Gallo is a native of New Orleans, LA and a graduate of the University of New Orleans. She has lived in the Slidell area since 2001 and has been employed with Chase Bank since 2001.
Jackelyn is married to Mike Gallo, a local business owner, and has one son, Jeffrey Farrell. Since moving to the Slidell area, she has found much enjoyment in being involved in her local community. She has been a community leader working with the following organizations: Our Lady of Lourdes School and Church, Pope John Paul II High School, Children’s Wish Endowment, Leadership Northshore, and Bring It Home Northshore. While taking part in Leadership Northshore Class of 2014, Jackelyn and her teammates found common grounds on which they wanted to focus their efforts to support the local community – those were children, recreation, and military.
Bring It Home Northshore was officially formed in 2013 and she became a founding member of the non-profit organization with her teammates. Jackelyn is driven by the delight of the children and families in which she serves by granting gifts and sharing the most precious gift of time. In her spare time, she enjoys family gatherings, attending festivals and streetfairs with her family and friends, playing outdoor volleyball, dancing, fishing, and crafting.
Kevin O’Neill has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 1976, and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Kevin has been employed with the Slidell Police Department as a Police Officer since 1985. Along with serving the community as a Police Officer, Kevin is involved with several educational community programs presented by the Slidell Police Department to the community, such as alcohol/drug education in the schools, Storm preparation informational talks, Safety-Security issues to various community groups or businesses and neighborhood watch programs to homeowner organizations.
Kevin is married to Esmeralda L. O’Neill, and has two children. The family is active with St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, youth baseball, soccer and dance teams. As a founding member of Bring It Home Northshore, Kevin is able to continue his support to the community by supporting our Military families and their children.
Victoria Langlinais is a resident of Slidell, Louisiana and is currently the Advertising & Publicity Manager at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In her five year career with the Silver Slipper, Victoria has represented the casino in the community with her positions as a board member for several local non-profit organizations.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. With her education and background in design and marketing, Victoria is able to use her skills to enhance the visibility and impact of the organizations she works with. Victoria is proud to be one of the four founding members of Bring It Home Northshore.
As the Marketing and Family Affairs person for Bring It Home Northshore, Victoria handles the creation of advertising materials as well as maintaining a relationship with the families that are enrolled in the Recreational Support Program. Her goal is to make a positive, lasting impact on children while guiding them to a bright future.
Jean Hoover has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana for over 30 years. She is married to Montgomery Hoover, a local business owner and veteran, and has two children.
Jean stays involved in her local community by being a member of STARC of Louisiana, Inc., Bring It Home Northshore, Inc. and the Leadership Slidell Northshore Alumni Association. She is passionate about her community and especially the Military Families and Veterans in St. Tammany Parish.
Jean enjoys technology, music and art. She plays regularly with her band at the local Camellia City Market.
She brings thirty plus years’ experience in the field of Technology and is the Technology Administrator for STARC of Louisiana, located in Slidell.
As the Secretary/Treasurer for Bring It Home Northshore, she maintains the minutes and financial information. As the Technology representative, she maintains the website, email, software and other technology tools as needed.
Tisha Batuk has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 1991 and is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She is married to Stephen Batuk, a local firefighter and officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard. They have two children, Jackson and Grace.
After graduating from Slidell High School in 1998, Tisha attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She then earned a Master of Arts Degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Science from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Tisha stays involved in her local community, not only through her job at Slidell Memorial, but also as a member of Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Alliance and the Business Women’s Network of East St. Tammany. Having been a military spouse for over 10 years, Tisha is excited to expand her support of the community to include our local military families.