Meet Our Staff


Marie Collins, MA, LPC, LMFT, LAC

Executive Director
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Mrs. Marie Collins is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Addictions Counselor. She joins The Family Tree after working for ten years at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. She is originally from Breaux Bridge, LA and graduated with her Master’s in Counseling from Louisiana State University. Mrs. Collins is passionate about enhancing meaningful programs that assist the community and working families. Her experience in working with both adults and youth makes her a wonderful asset to The Tree. She enjoys working with people from all walks of life and assisting them in their personal growth journey of learning about one’s self and empowering individuals. Substance Abuse treatment and the criminal justice system has been her focus and enables her to better serve clients and participants who receive services from The Family Tree. She also enjoys her time working closely with moms on parenting skills.

She is happily married with two sons. Marie loves to work out and even walks on a treadmill while at work in her office! She loves being active with her boys and enjoying nature outdoors!

Toni Bailey

Fiscal Director
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Toni Bailey is the proud owner of one boxer furbaby, wife of one of Lafayette’s finest firefighters and proud mother of two children. They are a sports fanatic family and enjoy baseball, softball, soccer, basketball and cross country. She volunteered with LYSA 2006-2010 as Area and League Commissioner. Toni was a top of her class while attending the School of Business Administration at University of Phoenix. She has a career of working in accounting and has been responsible for budgets in excess of $1 million. She works closely with the Department of Health and Hospitals, United States Probation Western District of Louisiana, Access to Recovery, private insurance companies and all five Bayou Health Plans. She is passionate about getting the best possible care for her clients while ensuring affordability, accountability and equitable access to care. When she isn’t working on behalf of clients she enjoys dancing, Festival Acadien, Festival International, or lounging with family and friends on her back patio.