The dedicated staff of Cane River National Heritage Area is responsible for the day-to-day administration, programming and project management.


Cynthia Sutton, President/CEO
Rebecca Blankenbaker, Director of Communications
Logan Schlatre, Heritage Intern
Wanda Wynder, Receptionist

In addition to the staff, the heritage area is governed by a not-for-profit board of directors. Members of the board represent area historic sites, cultural organizations, businesses and government entities.


J. Payne Williams, Chair
David Dollar, Vice-Chair
James Durham, Treasurer
Vanner Erikson, Secretary
Kathleen Byrd, Ph.D.
Anastasia Lyn Christophe
Randy LaCaze

Last updated: July 28, 2017

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Mailing Address:

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc
1115 Washington Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457



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