January 30, 2016

Meet the Team

Paula Rodriguez
Director
Paula founded Deaf Focus Services in 2009 to provide community, communication and counseling support for the Deaf community and families who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read More

Melodie Sparks
Assistant Director
Hi! I’m Melodie. I have a degree in Deaf Education and a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf from Gallaudet University. I have over 25 years experience working Read More

Jay Isch
Advocate and Interpreting Coordinator.
A native of Boston, Jay comes to us with a fresh different perspective from outside of Louisiana of how things can be done. He comes from a Deaf family and Read More

Mallory Brown
Program Support Coordinator
Mallory is a graduate of Concordia University Texas with her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She has over 10 years of office administrative experience.  Mallory is also a mother of two children, and her 6 year old daughter is deaf/hard of hearing.

Candi Latino
Office Manager
Candi is a strong active member, not only here at Deaf Focus, but within the Deaf community. A native to Louisiana, Candi is the mother of a seventeen year old Deaf boy, who thrives at school and within his community. Read More

Ashley Argrave
Vocational Specialist
Ashley is a Doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University in Audiology. Ashley has her master in Education also from LSU and is an advocate for special education and the Deaf community. Read More

Darla Lennox
Assistant Program Manager
Darla is a graduate of New Mexico Highlands University with her Master of Social Work. She moved to Louisiana last year from Amarillo, Texas where she worked for 6 years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and persons with autism. Read More