Racheal Hebert, LCSW
President & CEO
Racheal Hebert is a community organizer and nonprofit director with experience in a variety of programs, including initiatives involving sexual trauma, violence prevention, crime victims’ rights, and women’s health.
Racheal began working at the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Rape Crisis Center in 2008, where she was first hired as the volunteer coordinator and community educator. In 2011, she was instrumental in transitioning and rebranding the organization into a 501c3 non-profit, which is now known as STAR®. Racheal was promoted to CEO in 2012, and through her leadership has increased the organization’s annual revenue from $200,000 to $2 million in just five years– enabling STAR® to serve thousands of community members each year.
Racheal graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies and a Masters in Social Work from LSU. Racheal is passionately dedicated to STAR’s mission and vision of supporting survivors of sexual trauma and promoting healthy relationships and awareness in the community.
A native of Houma, Louisiana, Racheal is proud to call South Louisiana home.
Honors and Distinctions
- Honored as “Outstanding Feminist Activist” by the LSU Women’s & Gender Studies Department, 2007
- Honored with the “James Midgley Leadership Award” by the LSU Social Work Department, 2013
- Honored as one of Baton Rouge Business Report’s “40 Under Forty Capital Region’s Rising Stars,” 2015
- Honored with the LSU Women’s Center “Esprit de Femme Award,” 2015
Professional & Community Affiliations
Louisiana Adolescent Reproductive Health Coalition
Mayor’s Women’s Advancement Commission
National Association of Social Workers
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