Who We Are

ANNE NOWAK
anowak@ebrpl.com

Anne is a Certified Job and Career Transition Coach and Academy Certified Resume Writer. She has headed the Career Center since 2008. Before joining the Career Center, Anne spent several years in human resources, most recently as HR Planning Manager for an international management consulting firm. Anne received a Bachelor of Arts from Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and a Master of Arts from the University of Bonn in Germany.

LYNNETTE LEE
llee@ebrpl.com

Lynnette is a Certified Professional Resume Writer who has worked for the EBRP Library since 2011. She leads seminars, conducts mock interviews, and also manages the Career Center’s blog, social media, and website. Prior to her library experience, she was an English teacher and private tutor. Lynnette graduated from Louisiana State University summa cum laude with a degree in education.

CYNTHIA PAYTON
cpayton@ebrpl.com

Cynthia joins the Career Center after working in several other library departments. Prior to this, Cynthia spent several years as a supervisor at Louisiana State University where she created training manuals, developed policy, and conducted workshops. While working full-time she obtained her bachelor’s degree and progressed toward her master’s degree in community counseling. Cynthia’s philosophy as a life-long learner is simple: Nothing ventured is nothing gained!

RICHARD WRIGHT
rwright@ebrpl.com

Rick joins the Career Center with experience in pastoral ministry. Before this Rick worked with international students and scholars in Baton Rouge, offering support and friendship, helping them understand American culture, and teaching English Conversation classes. He also has taught courses at Tulane University and Louisiana State University. Rick received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Cornell University, and a Master of Divinity from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.

CASE DUCKWORTH
aduckworth@ebrpl.com

Case Duckworth has worked for the East Baton Rouge Parish Library since 2017. Before joining the Career Center, he worked in Outreach Services, where he assisted disabled and disadvantaged patrons by bringing the library to them. Case has experience tutoring and teaching writing, and has worked as a freelance resume coach. He holds an MFA from Northern Arizona University.

ANDRE DE LA FUENTE
adelafuente@ebrpl.com

André de la Fuente enjoys coaching patrons to develop their skills and achieve their career dreams. ​He brings over 20 years of Labor Market Information experience, specifically in employment, industry, occupational, safety, health, and workers’ compensation statistics, from the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Having taught college classes, facilitating learning is his lifelong passion. ​André is fluent in Spanish.