Community Education Staff

Community Education

Jonathan Pellegrin

Community Engagement Coordinator
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Jonathan is originally from Ponchatoula, LA but has called Lafayette home for over 20 years. He graduated from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the field of Criminal Justice in 2017, which fueled his passion for Community Service. Jonathan is a proud United States Marine veteran and a father to three beautiful children Aurora, Winnie and his son “Chip.” He looks forward to serving his community and presenting the many programs that The Family Tree provides. He is also a member of numerous local, regional and national coalitions supporting Acadiana.

Jonathan enjoys attending brunch with his wife Courtney, working out and collecting sneakers.

Scott LeBleu, PLPC


Scott LeBleu is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor assuming the role of Fatherhood Mental Health Case Manager and Clinician with The Family Tree. He graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2004 and a Master of Science in Counselor Education with a concentration in Community Counseling in 2007. He has experience working with at risk youth in the Lafayette Parish School System grades Pre-K through 12th, working with adolescents, adults, and couples in a private practice setting, providing community based mental health services, and working with adults dealing with issues involving acute mental illness and substance use in an inpatient setting.

Scott was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has been living in Lafayette since 2001. He is a proud father of his dynamic 12 year old daughter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his partner, cooking for friends and family, being in nature, going to festivals, and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.

Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins

Class Facilitator

Dr. David R. (Rick) Perkins is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Perkins received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of New Mexico in 2001. At the University of New Mexico, Dr. Perkins learned about the perspective Clinical Behavior Analysis from Dr. Michael Dougher, and was also introduced to the concepts of Motivational Interviewing as developed by Dr. William Miller. After moving to Louisiana, Dr. Perkins collaborated with Dr. David Greenway on several projects, including the development of a treatment protocol for functional problem drinkers, as well as collaborating on several presentations related to treatment of substance abuse and other topics. Dr. Perkins maintains an ongoing interest in several different research topics related to the human condition, including the effects of music on psychological flexibility, the study of psychotherapeutic process, and the study of narcissistic and antisocial behavior. Dr. Perkins has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and has been actively involved as a presenter for the Transparenting program at the Family Tree since 2001.

Whitney Storey, MS, PLPC, CBE
(She, Her, Hers)

Class Facilitator

Whitney Storey is an instructor of psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Texas Baptist University and a Master of Science in psychology from UL Lafayette and a Master of Science in Counselor Education from UL Lafayette. She is also a wife and mother to one girl.

Whitney has worked in education for many years, teaching from ages 7 through adulthood, and is passionate about helping women in the community, particularly mothers. She also has experience in working with middle- and high-school students in an 8-step recovery program. She has been involved in Project H.O.P.E. and several other programs through The Family Tree since 2012. She loves the mission of The Family Tree and plans to continue being involved with their programs and services for many years.

Alan Zaunbrecher

Class Facilitator

Alan has been a part of The Family Tree since 2006 when he began working as a co-facilitator for the monthly  Transparenting seminars. He is also self-employed as a counselor in Lafayette, helping individuals and couples focus on increasing self-awareness and developing the skills needed for healthy communication, resolving conflicts, healing past hurts, and overcoming negative emotions such as anxiety, anger, depression, and fear. Alan is driven by the strong belief that the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our relationships with ourselves and others, achieving true happiness through reconciliation, and making real changes that last.