Meet Our ThinkFirst Team

Donna Cavanaugh, B.A.

Donna is the Louisiana State Chapter Director for ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and Executive Director of the Ark-La-Tex Chapter. She is responsible for the development and implementation of all the activities of the local chapter based in Shreveport and the coordination of ThinkFirst Chapters throughout the state.


Contact Donna at think1st@bellsouth.net.

Denise Gresens

Denise is the Office Administrator. She provides the behind-the-scenes organization and administration necessary to allow ThinkFirst to operate at maximum efficiency.


Contact Denise at denisegresens@bellsouth.net.

Kathie Rowell

Kathie is the Media Relations and Social Media Consultant for ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex. She writes a monthly safety column for The Times, covers ThinkFirst events and posts to both the ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex Facebook page and the teen-focused ThinkFirst Drive Smart Facebook and Twitter accounts. 

Shainne Williams, B.S.

Shainne is the Program Director for ThinkFirst of the Ark-La-Tex. She develops, coordinates and conduct injury prevention education programs for the chapter. She effectively executes ThinkFirst programs that best impact each target audience. She also works to recruit and train new VIP (Voice for Injury Prevention) speakers for ThinkFirst programs, and actively promote ThinkFirst's message by building and maintaining collaborative partnerships within the community. 


Contact Shainne at think1st2@bellsouth.net

Board of Directors

Dina Utter, President

J.D. Smith, Treasurer

Mary Smith, Past President

Jessie Boswell

Joe Duke

Stephanie Easterling

Dr. Marie Vazquez Morgan 

Sponsoring Physician

 David A. Cavanaugh, MD