DeNeise Barlow, CTRS, Director of Recreation Services
DeNeise Barlow, CTRS, Director of Recreation Services
DeNeise Barlow, Director of Recreational Services for LUMCFS, Inc., has been awarded the Southwest Regional Council for the National Recreation and Parks Association’s Fellow Award.

Mrs. Barlow, a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), was nominated for the regional award after being awarded the Fellow award at the state level. Criteria for the award at the state level includes: much experience, fine moral character, distinctive leadership and outstanding service, among other qualifications.

The award ceremony was held March 3, 2010, in Frisco, TX at the National Recreation and Parks Association Southwest Regional/Texas Recreation and Parks Society Conference.

Mrs. Barlow plans and schedules all health and P.E. classes for the Howard School on our campus, and for all recreation therapy groups here at the Home. She leads a team of recreation professionals in meeting the needs of youth on campus. She is a certified therapeutic recreation professional, certified parks and recreation professional and a lifeguard instructor.

Mrs. Barlow currently serves on the board of the Louisiana Recreation and Parks Association, the Therapeutic Recreation Symposium for the Southwest and as a state representative for the International Cake Exploration Society.

In her spare time, Mrs. Barlow enjoys teaching Wilton Cake Decorating classes for the Louisiana Tech University Continuing Education Department, and for Michael’s Arts and Crafts.

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