Lisa Barnett Honored as Sustainer of the Year

Junior League of Greater Covington is honored to announce the 2019-2020 Sustainer of the Year as Lisa Barnett. Lisa has been committed to making a difference in the Northshore community for years, where she currently serves as the President of the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany Board of Trustees, which is the signature project of the Junior League.

Lisa served as JLGC 2003-2004 President and currently serves on the St. Tammany Parish Commission on Cultural Affairs, Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees, Louisiana Youth Seminar Advisory Board and Northshore Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. Lisa is a 2017 Class of Leadership St. Tammany graduate and has also served on St. Paul’s School Renaissance Board and the St. Tammany Chamber West Advisory Board.

“Lisa has been a dedicated member of our community for many years,” said Kayla Tolar, current President of the Junior League. “We are delighted we were able to present her with this much-deserved recognition.”

Lisa was honored Dec. 14 at the Junior League of Greater Covington’s December meeting at the home of Nikki Plunkett.

Since the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany’s opening in early 2018, which Lisa played an instrumental role in founding, the museum has had a tremendous impact on education, the arts, economic growth and development, tourism and family leisure on the Northshore.

Lisa depicts the JLGC the best in her Past President’s statement from 2004: “When people ask, ‘What is the Junior League? What do you do?’ I respond with, ‘We make things happen and we make a difference. We are the Junior League and we stand proudly.’”

The Junior League of Greater Covington is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Founded in 1977, its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Aside from volunteer hours, financial assistance is also provided to the above projects and many other community interests through Community Assistance Grants. Our members provide much-needed support to many other local agencies through “Sudden Impact” projects. You can learn more about the Junior League at