Meet our team



Ada Womack, MBA

Interim Center Director

Ada Womack currently serves as the Interim Center Director at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University and A&M College. Her area of focus is consulting with both startup and existing business. Ada has worked at the center since 2011 and held the positions of Business Consultant, Training Coordinator and Administrative Assistant during her tenure at the LSBDC.

She has over 10 years’ experience in working with small businesses in the private and public sector. 

Prior to the LSBDC, she was an assistant director and administrator of a learning center, where she managed the CACFP Program, training programs for staff, budgets, inventory, time-sheets and ensured that the facility, policies and procedures were maintained in accordance with state regulations.  

She serves her community as a founder of S.M.A.R.T. This non-profit organization provides vital foundational knowledge to enhance individuals and families. She organizes events for churches and outreach centers to assist individuals with finances, health, relationship building, leadership and much more. 

She has a MBA from the University of Phoenix, a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, a diploma in Office Systems Technology from Capital Area Technical College, and she is a certified training coordinator.

 


Sonia Eubanks Wilson

Business Consultant/Training Coordinator

As Business Consultant/Training Coordinator for Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC), Sonia Eubanks Wilson is responsible for providing client consultation to existing and startup businesses, as well as daily management of programmatic reports/projects.

Mrs. Wilson is also charged with managing the trainings for the LSBDC website, as it pertains to the surrounding parishes of East Baton Rouge.

In addition, prior to joining LSBDC, Mrs. Wilson worked for the City of Baton Rouge-Office of Community Development as a Grants Manager. This position involved daily management of various programs/grants such as Ryan White, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), Supportive Housing Grant (SHP), HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The management of these programs were also inclusive of the recommendation of funding opportunities for non-profit organizations. Once grant proposals were reviewed, the funding recommendations were then submitted to the Office of the Mayor of Baton Rouge for final approval. Mrs. Wilson also conducted demographic research, economic restructuring and financial feasibility initiatives.

Mrs. Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, Master of Social Science (with a concentration in Political Science) and Master of Administration Supervision from Southern University & A&M College.



Shakita Billups

Business Consultant

Shakita Lee Billups is a passionate leader, serial entrepreneur and a financial powerhouse. Over the past 13 years she has dedicated her entire career to working closely with people and money in several capacities. In these capacities, she has been privileged to help thousands of people improve their financial pictures. Shakita quotes, “I get amazing results because, I am compassionate, knowledgeable, non-judgmental and effective; which is a formula for success in this line of work.” She is always working diligently at sharpening her skills and focusing on what works best for the client. Through her tenacity, she has gained incredible experience as a problem solver by way of her own life lessons, education and valuable work experience. Shakita obtained her bachelors from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Finance and Insurance Risk Management, as well as an associate’s degree in Accounting from Baton Rouge Community College. 

She is a partner in a thriving construction firm, Ramond J. Billups LLC D/B/A Billups & Bayou Builders where their motto is “We do things the right way!  It is built in our DNA.” Shakita is the Principal/ Senior Strategist of EcoBoost Consulting where they focus on turbo charging small businesses to start, sell and scale. She is also a licensed Real Estate agent and Public Notary in the state of Louisiana.  



616 Harding Boulevard

Baton Rouge , LA 70807
Phone: (225) 771-2891
Email: lsbdc.subr@lsbdc.org

M - F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

 

 

Parishes Served:
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana





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