February 10, 2016
Raquelle "Kelly" Badeaux-Phillips, Nicholls State - Kappa Alpha, has served as a member of the Louisiana Center for Women and Government
since its inception in 1990, where she served as an original member of its advisory board. The Center encourages and promotes the leadership of women by providing resources and non-partisan support through educational workshops, training seminars and outreach programs. The center is committed to promoting women in government and public service, to acknowledging achievements of women and to teaching all citizens about the importance of public service and responsible citizenship.
2008, Kelly has focused her efforts in expanding the Center's mission statewide and is presently a
member of the New Orleans Leadership Counsel. In that capacity, Kelly has served as vice-president and has chaired various fundraising efforts including Dancing with the Stars of the South and Celebrity Waiters, all to benefit the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy, which promotes
the development of young girls in Jefferson, Orleans and the Bayou Parishes.
Kelly has also served as a former committee chairman for the National Women's Leadership
Summit on Energy and the Environment, held bi-annually in New Orleans, and has been a guest
speaker at their Healthcare Symposium for the last several years.
She is a committee member of the New Orleans Women of Fashion organization and a recipient of
the 2011 Prix d 'Elegance Award.
As a member of the Junior League of New Orleans, Kelly serves on the Mentoring Committee and
the Hospitality and Outreach Committee. She has also served as a volunteer at the Ronald
St. Dominic's Catholic School also enjoys Kelly's volunteerism as a member of the Mother's Club,
where she has served as a Room Mother and currently serves on the Board as Parliamentarian.
Since 2005, Kelly has also been a member of the Bayou Junior Woman's Club and past chairman of
the Bayou Region's Mad Hatters event, to benefit scholarships for non-traditional university students
and displaced homemakers in the Bayou and New Orleans regions.
She is a member of BRAVO, Cancer Crusaders, Louisiana Society Children of the American
Revolution, the Republican Women of Jefferson Parish and the Bayou Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta
In her professional life, Kelly is an attorney with the Louisiana Department of Justice, the Office of
the Attorney General, where she specializes in medical malpractice defense work. Kelly also serves
as a hearing officer with the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board and volunteers much of her time
mentoring young lawyers and law students in the areas of professionalism and ethics.