Advisory Council Candidates
Lorrie Briggs is a 1985 graduate of St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has been a civil servant for almost twenty-eight years and has devoted her professional life to the advocacy of the safety and wellbeing of children.
Lorrie and her husband, Raymond have two sons. Raymond Jr. who lives and works in Houston and Dylan (STM sophomore). She wants to participate in any way to assure that future generations have an opportunity to reap the benefits of a high school that not only provides an excellent education but prepares its students to be spiritual leaders in their community.
Kenneth Clay and his wife Mary Elizabeth are the parents of Hunter (current STM senior) and Ellis (current Our Lady of Fatima 8th grader). Ellis will attend STM as a member of the Class of 2021. Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth have been married for 21 years.
Kenneth completed his educational studies with a Bachelor’s of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from Southern University A&M College in 1993, and obtained a MBA in 2007 from the University of Phoenix.
His professional experience consists of working with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Since April of 2015, Kenneth has been employed as the Assistant Director of Women and Children Health Care Clinic of Acadiana. He also has experience in sales and marketing, as a business owner, and as a Landman.
He is excited about the prospect of serving on the STM Advisory Council to ensure that STM continues to provide an excellent education to all students. He wants to ensure that STM maintains a positive welcoming environment, retains their excellent teachers, and provides students with experiences and the education that all students deserve.
S. Craig Henry
Craig Henry is married to the former Jamie Richard of Church Point, LA. The Henry’s have two children, Austin a 6th Grader at Our Lady of Fatima School and Madeline who is a freshman at STM. The Henry’s are members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Craig is the founder, owner, and President of MAS Transportation & Logistics, LLC. Since 2006, MAS Transportation & Logistics, LLC has operated as a commercial trucking company that coordinates and ships heavy loads and equipment throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
In 2010, Craig became a partner in the Bradford Food Group (BFG) which sells and distributes bakery products throughout the US & Mexico. BFG also operates 87 bakery locations of Suspiros Pastelerias across southern Arizona and Mexico. In January 2016 Craig was named CEO and Managing Partner of BFG.
Craig currently serves on the board of directors for the Our Lady of Lourdes Foundation as well as the Our Lady of Fatima School Advisory Council. He is a Founding Charter Member and served as the inaugural President of the Lafayette-Acadiana chapter of Legatus from 2014-2015. During that period he received the International Legatus Chapter officer of the year.
Brenda Sibille Piccione is a 1981 graduate of Cathedral Carmel High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984 from Tulane University and a law degree from Tulane Law School in 1987 where she was a member of the Moot Court Board. She is now in private practice as an appellate lawyer with the firm of Piccione & Piccione.
Brenda has served as a volunteer at STM with the tennis, swim, and football teams, the fine arts department, Campus Ministry, Cougar Band, and the library. She previously volunteered her time at Cathedral Carmel School and co-authored a history of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Brenda served as a member of the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Board of Directors and as Education Chairman for the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at St. John Cathedral. Brenda has also volunteered with VITA, Crescent House Women’s Shelter, Lafayette Volunteer Lawyers, and other local organizations. She currently provides pro bono juvenile legal assistance to Louisiana residents through the Archdiocese of New Orleans Catholic Charities. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Lafayette Parish Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association for Justice.
Brenda has been married to James Kirk Piccione, CCHS Class of 1980, for 30 years. They are members of Holy Cross Parish and are the parents of Joe, STM ’10, Marie, STM ’12, Francesca, STM ’14, and Natalie, STM ’20.
Katrina Sekhani is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and received her Juris Doctorate from Nashville School of Law in 1999. She and her husband, Kevin, have one daughter, Carlin, a freshman at STM. Prior to moving to Louisiana six years ago, they lived in Austin, Texas. While there, Katrina was the President of her HOA and was heavily involved in her daughter's elementary school PTC. As a PTC member, she co-chaired the annual school carnival, raising over $26,000 for school/PTC use. The Sekhani family has volunteered for several organizations aiding both homeless people and pets.
Katrina received a Master's of Education from Texas State University in 2009 and currently teaches English to 1st and 2nd grade students in the French Immersion program at Evangeline Elementary. She is the Facilitator of the school's Lighthouse Team where her duties include developing and implementing the school's Leader in Me program. Moreover, she has been involved in many school committees, including those responsible for planning/organizing the school's large school events (dances, parent involvement activities, etc.).
As an STM parent, Katrina has volunteered her time with the Speech and Debate Club as well as the Hospitality Committee. She welcomes the opportunity to offer her time and talents to the continued growth and success of STM.
Charles Stemmans, is married to Heather and they are the proud parents of three wonderful children; Victoria (STM ‘17), Caroline (STM ‘19), and DC (STM ‘20). Charles is a 1986 graduate of Carencro High School and earned a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Business from USL. He is an Ecological Site Inventory Specialist with the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service and previously managed four Field Offices for the agency. In this professional capacity he managed staff as well as Federal program funds and contracts with landowners to provide technical conservation assistance. He is currently researching and developing technical reference conservation material.
Charles serves as Chancellor and Program Director of the Lafayette Council 1286 of Knights of Columbus. He has recently accepted the responsibility of contact for the Cougar Dads Bible Study at STM, where he meets with other dads to read and discuss the Gospel. Charles served as a board member for the Cathedral Carmel Athletic Booster Club, CCABC Investment Committee Chairman, as well as Cub Master, Committee Chairman, and Assistant Den Leader for the CCS sponsored Cub Scout Pack.
The Stemmans are active parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Parish. They enjoy their children participating in STM Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Campus Ministry, Science Olympiad, Student Council, FCA, and Quiz Bowl. He looks forward to serving the STM family on the Advisory Council.