The St. Martin, Iberia, Lafayette Community Action Agency, Inc., or SMILE (as it is widely known by its popular acronym), serves as the primary provider of social services in a tri-parish region. Chartered as a 501 (c)(3), tax-exempt corporation in 1968, the Agency is headquartered in Lafayette. This year, the Agency celebrates its 48th anniversary.
SMILE operates under the administration of Interim Chief Executive Officer Brenda Foulcard. She oversees a managerial staff that includes the Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director of Field Operations, Director of Human Resources, Director of Head Start/Early Head Start, Director of Grants/Communications, Equal Opportunity Officer and Resource Program Developer. Most of these directors, in turn, supervise staff members who oversee various departments.