Staff Bios

Stephanie Gordon, LCSW-BACS, received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her graduate studies were completed at Tulane University in New Orleans where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Mrs. Gordon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has twenty years of experience in the field, with the majority of her employment being in the mental health specialty. Mrs. Gordon works with clients ages twelve and over and provides individual, family, couples and marital counseling.

Al Robelot, LCSW is the behavioral health coordinator for the Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery program. He has more than 25 years of clinical social work experience in a number of settings including community and school based mental health, juvenile probation and parole, inpatient and outpatient chronic pain rehabilitation, and private practice. His background includes working with issues ranging from severe mental illness to trauma to child custody evaluations, and he has provided services for a wide variety of agencies such as Child and Family Services, Livingston Parish Pupil Appraisal, The 23rd Judicial District of Louisiana, and Catholic Charities Behavioral Health.

Ann Bevan, LCSW, completed her undergraduate degree at LSU and, years later, earned her graduate degree, a Master’s in Social Work, from Tulane. She has worked for the state and in the private sector, at both inpatient and outpatient medical facilities. Her current focus is on individual counseling.

Brenda Durham, LCSW earned an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Southern University and a Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. Employment history includes 22 years as a medical social worker within the State’s former charity hospital system, full time employment at Catholic Charities of Dioceses of Baton as a Mental Health Coordinator for Disaster Recovery following Hurricane Katrina working with individuals, families, and targeted groups in disaster recovery. Following a 6-year tenure with Blue Cross Blue Shield of La., she returned to CCDBR in 2016 as a part time therapist in Behavioral Health Services.

Lydia Ledet, LCSW, graduated from Tulane University in 1990 with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and from the University of New Orleans in 1988 with a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling. She retired from the Louisiana State Office of Mental Health in 2014 and has been in private practice in Covington, LA since then. She has 28 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment in a variety of outpatient settings. She has been at the Hammond Catholic Charities Counseling Center since February 2015.

Teresa Leeper, LCSW received her undergraduate degree from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA. Teresa obtained a Master’s Degree at Louisiana State University. Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and she works full time as a school-based counselor in Tangipahoa Parish. Teresa has worked in Child and Family Services, hospitals, and in Private Practice. Teresa continues to work with children, families, couples, and individuals.

Mollie Lynn, LCSW, received an undergraduate degree from Louisiana Baptist College, Pineville, Louisiana. Her graduate studies were at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ms. Lynn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is retired from the Livingston Parish School System. During her years of employment, she worked in Child and Family Services, Mental Health Services for Children and Adults and School Social Work. Since her retirement, she has contracted with Catholic Charities Behavioral Health Department and volunteered with CASA. She has served on the Rosenblum Behavioral Health Center Advisory Board and the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority Behavioral Health Regional Advisory Council for over twenty years.

Judy Fazio, LCSW, earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana. Her graduate studies were at Louisiana State University where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work and also a Master’s Degree in Humanities. Ms. Fazio is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and retired from the state of Louisiana after more than 40 years of service. During her years of employment, she worked in Child and Family Services and Mental Health. She worked part-time for Family Counseling of Greater Baton Rouge, Home Health Agencies, Catholic Charites Maternity and Adoption Department, and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Since her retirement she works part-time for the Louisiana Department of Health and Catholic Charities. Judy has a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This is evidenced-based treatment for traumatic memories.

Mary Uter, LCSW, chose social work as her second career, graduating with her master’s from the LSU School of Social Work in 1989. The majority of her professional life has been spent in a hospital setting, first in psychiatric care, then in medical social work. She managed the Social Work department of the Baton Rouge General from about 2001 to 2009, at which time she transitioned into her current role as Senior Care Consultant for the Baton Rouge General. Mary sees Catholic Charities’ clients two nights per week at the main office. She has enjoyed mentoring new social workers for many years through internship placements and through LCSW supervision.

Perla Steele, LCSW is bilingual – speaks Spanish fluently.