Meet the Board


Shasta Leininger

Premier Client Services Manager, OnPath Federal Credit Union

Shasta has a BA in Marketing from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and has fifteen years experience in the financial services industry. Additionally, she is a Certified Community Development Educator (CUDE) and a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. In 2016, she was awarded the Young Athena Leadership Award by the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce for exemplary leadership and initiative and for serving as a role model for young women both professionally and personally. Shasta joined the Board in 2016 and recognizes the vital role that Community Christian Concern plays in our community by providing compassion, guidance and basic necessities to those in need.


Immediate Past President

Larry Gay

Finance Industry, Retired

Larry retired from the finance industry and has served on the board since 2015.


Gina Schuette

Registered Nurse, Medical Administrator, Retired

Gina received a BS in Nursing from LSU School of Nursing and has worked in Medical Administration and as a Critical Care Nurse. In 2017, she joined Community Christian Concern as a volunteer and worked in the thrift store to improve the quality of the shopping experience for both clients and customers. Additionally, she serves each year as a member of the organizational committee for the Wild Game Cook-Off. Gina was invited to serve on the board in 2020 and views CCC as a safe haven for empathy and compassion in the Slidell Community. "Having the opportunity to observe the interactions between those in need, and those who serve is a constant reminder that there is more that unites us than divides us." 



Cadedria Scott

Branch manager, Woodforest National Bank

Dee was born and raised in North Carolina and moved to Slidell in 2006 with her husband Christopher Scott Sr. and her two children Alia and Christopher Scott II. She attended Living the Word International Ministries from 2007-2017 where she was ordained as an Elder. Currently, she and her family attend Church of the King in Mandeville. Dee has been a member of the Community Christian Concern Board since 2014 and has served two terms as treasurer and five terms as volunteer coordinator for the Wild Game Cook-Off. Dee's passion is counseling women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds so that they can find their personal best.



Doyle Freeman

CPA, Retired

Doyle is a retired CPA who joined the board of Community Christian Concern in 2020.


Board Member

Barbara Doyle

Sales Manager, Pelican Pages Northshore

Barbara has dedicated herself to community service. Over the years she has been a part of numerous organizations, such as, the Slidell Women's Civic Club, the Rotary Club, East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce and others.  She is also a founding member of the Olde Town Pumpkin Festival which is a festival that benefits a local charitable organization. Additionally, she serves on the Slidell Memorial Advisory Board and is a member of the Slidell Memorial Women's Health Alliance.  Barbara has served on the board of Community Christian Concern since 2017.


Board Member

Carlos Ramirez

Deacon, Archdiocese of New Orleans

Carlos was born in Peru and is a proud American citizen. He worked as an electro-mechanical engineer in the Aerospace Industry for Lockheed Martin for many years. He currently serves as a Deacon for the Archdiocese of New Orleans to Hispanic Communities on the Northshore. He has been happily married for forty-seven years and is the proud father of three daughters and six grandchildren. Carlos has served his community as a board member of Community Christian Concern since 2018.


Board Member

Keith Abramowski

Pastor, First Presbyterian Church

Keith graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. In 2001, he received his Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary.

He has served as a Minister and Teaching Elder at First Presbyterian since 2014. Keith joined Community Christian Concern as a board member in 2018.


Board Member

Lisa Leonard

Physician, Retired

Lisa is a retired physician and resides in Slidell.