Rene' Roberts



 Rene' joined the Commercial Division of NAI Latter & Blum in 2014 after retiring from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank as Executive Director and Manager in the Private Banking Department. During his banking career, Rene' was very involved in working on many annual rebuild projects.  During the last 5 years, he has been actively involved with RTBR as volunteer and House Captain, helping deserving families continue to live in their homes longer and safer.

Karen Ewing



As a mother, grandmother and community member, Karen loves and gives back to Baton Rouge as she can.  Since before the 2016 floods, she has been actively involve with RTBR's mission of helping elderly, low-income homeowners in many ways.  It was the flood that really got her involved with volunteering to help people in need, and who better to help than those who cannot help themselves.  Retired from healthcare sales, she had the time and energy to be a volunteer, street captain, assistant to the ED and board member.  Recently, she is back on the board and looking forward to the next exciting chapter of RTBR.  

Forrest Guedry


 Forrest Guedry is an associate in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2018 and practices in the casualty and mass tort litigation group. Forrest has represented national retail establishments, international restaurant chains, local contractors, municipalities, business owners, employers, and landlords in the defense of premise liability matters, personal injury lawsuits, contract disputes, defense of workers compensation claims, and eviction proceedings.  Prior to joining the firm, Forrest practiced insurance and worker’s compensation defense in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Ron Sutton


Ron Sutton has spent the last 40 years representing Coca-Cola, creating a presence and involvement with the Baton Rouge Community.  He has served on many local boards and committees, some of which RTBR works with regularly.  RTBR is fortunate to have Ron on the board, helping to us to strengthen and make new community connections and relationships.  As Ron transitions into his new role as "Pastor", his heart and energy are focused on his community and those in need. 

Leroy McKeever

Emeritus Board Member

 Leroy McKeever was born in Shreveport, LA.  Graduating from Southern University with a degree in chemistry and business, he has worked with Eco Services as a quality control manager for over 25 years.  Leroy has a passion for giving back and has been with RTBR since 2005.  He has served on the board and as house captain too many times to count.   

Julie Baxter-Payer


Julie Baxter Payer serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications/Legal/Special Projects, for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.  She graduated from the LSU Law Center in 2005 and went into private practice as a lawyer before joining the Louisiana Senate as an attorney in 2011.  Julie opened her own law practice, Julie Baxter, Attorney at Law, LLC, in 2012.  Prior to practicing law, Julie worked for 14 years as an investigative reporter in radio and television news, reporting for nearly a decade at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge and winning numerous awards including the Edward R. Murrow award for investigative television reporting.