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Team

Meet Our Team

Monah Folse

Monah Folse

Executive Director

Monah Folse has been with The Blake since 2015 when she became the Executive Director of The Claiborne at Thibodaux. Monah’s 20 years as an experienced licensed administrator enables her to truly understand customer satisfaction and the importance of helping people navigate a process that may be unfamiliar to them.

Monah’s passion is providing care for the elderly with her belief that community and family are at the core of what we stand for. Knowing she has found her true passion for helping seniors and their families, Monah’s main goal is to live for the moments every day she learns something valuable from her residents. She plans on achieving her goals by maintaining the highest possible standards when delivering compassionate care to you and your loved ones. Monah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child and Family Social Services at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. She has also been certified by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.

Kim St. Blanc

Kim St. Blanc

Director of Sales

Kim St. Blanc is Director of Sales for The Blake at Lafayette and has been in this position for 5 years.  She has lived most of her life in Lafayette.  She was a caregiver for her mother who had Dementia, therefore, understands the needs of both a resident and family member.

With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration, Kim has successfully helped hundreds of families navigate their senior years.  She loves people, interacting with them, and helping them.  “Part of my daily mantra is to ‘Be the Light’, says St. Blanc, “and I feel that I bring solutions and guidance when helping others every day.  I love welcoming new residents and their families into our Blake home!  It gives me great joy to see our residents happy and enjoying their lives!”

Krista Ruiz

Krista Ruiz

Director of Business Operations

Krista Ruiz joined The Blake at Lafayette in 2018 and serves as the Director of Business Operations. She is a native of Covington, Louisiana and attended Southeastern State University. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting, having spent the last 16 years in the construction industry.

Krista stated “I believe in doing things I am passionate about and providing the best care for the elderly. Being a part of a great community is something I am passionate about. One of my favorite quotes is from Bozoma Saint John, ‘Passion should meet your professional life, and I am a living, breathing testament to that.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Director of Dining Services

Brian Smith, our Director of Dining Services, has 32 years of experience in the restaurant and consulting industries. Brian attended Lafayette, LA. Ovey Comeaux High School and earned a Culinary Arts degree from Lafayette Regional Technical College.

His favorite part of working with seniors is hearing their life experiences. He enjoys working at The Blake and making the residents happy and working with one of the best team of associates he has ever had in 30 plus years. When not working, he is spending time with his family and traveling with his wife.