A product of our local public schools, Jill Dyason attended Broadmoor Elementary and Broadmoor Junior High before graduating from Broadmoor High School. After attending LSU, and then years in pediatric dental practice management, she then became the Director of Marketing and Public Relations/Community Development Director for a start-up practice providing access to all children in Baton Rouge and our surrounding areas. As System Development and Communications Manager for Magellan Health, Dyason went on to work across South Louisiana providing leadership as our state transformed its public-sector healthcare delivery system. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of the Louisiana Association of Children and Family Agencies, LACFA. She continues to provide innovative leadership in business, healthcare and education sectors.
Most recently after committing to help provide support to her children for their higher education goals, Dyason went back to complete her personal goal of attaining her Bachelor of Arts, exemplifying the importance and value of education and lifelong learning.
Dyason serves as the most veteran member of our East Baton Rouge School Board. She was appointed in June 2001 and then elected to continue serving first in October 2001. With this tenure and valuable experience, she has always supported and led bold innovative initiatives which create increased educational opportunities for children. She has never accepted the status-quo unless those elements provided clear and documented pathways to success. Her keen understanding of the critical role that education plays in economic development, workforce development, and graduating students who are college and career ready drives her support for increased learning opportunities for all. She advocates for every student receiving what they need when and where they need it. Her leadership and record of strong support for increased literacy interventions across the district is receiving the priority our students deserve.
Researched in literacy initiatives, education policy, and business and community development, she is a strong advocate for all students and schools while representing the communities of Shenandoah Elementary, Woodlawn Elementary, Woodlawn Middle, Woodlawn High School, and Basis BR- Materra Campus. Dyason firmly advocates for quality neighborhood schools, raising academic achievement, and community re-engagement while encouraging bold, innovative, and proactive change.
Jill and her family are longtime members of St. Andrews United Methodist Church.
Her most precious moments are time spent with family. Her two children both proudly attended school from Pre-K – 12 in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System providing personal experience within our traditional schools, magnet schools, and Gifted and Talented programs. Claire graduated from LSU in Environmental Science, then received her MBA from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. Neal recently attained his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, Design Drafting from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Professional Affiliations/Community Involvement
Member, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board
Member, State of Louisiana Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board (CCAB)
Member, Vulnerable Youth Committee of the CCAB
Representing Member, The National Organization of State Associations for Children (NOSAC)
Member, Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Steering Committee
Member, Junior Achievement Board of Directors
Member, Jones Creek Area Business Association (JCABA)
Leadership BR Alumni, Class of 2006, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC)
Fellow, Broad Foundation, Institute and Alumni Institute
Chair, EBRPSS Long Range Planning Committee
Vice Chair, EBRP School Operations Committee
Co-Chair, Neighborhood Schools Committee
Co-Chair, EBRSS Transportation Committee
Member, Strategic Planning for Educational Excellence Committee
Member, Education Advocacy Task Force, Capital Area United Way
Leadership Team, Greater Baton Rouge Covering Kids and Families Coalition
Appointed Member, Fifty for the Future, United Way Campaign
Member, Board of Directors, Louisiana School Boards Association
Member, Louisiana School Boards Association Legislative Committee
Member, Federal Relations Network, National School Boards Association
Member, Planning Committee, Louisiana State Children’s Behavioral Health Summit
Member, MedBR, Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative
Member, Children’s Coalition of Greater Baton Rouge
Member, School Health Advisory Council, Health Centers in Schools (HCS)
Representative, Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Investors
Representative, Better Business Bureau (BBB)