February 05, 2016
Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Vicki Crochet has been elected to the Board of The Emerge Center, a Baton Rouge nonprofit located on the LSU Innovation Park campus that provides services for children with communication, behavior and developmental delays, as well as audiology services for all ages.
The Emerge Center empowers children and adults to reach their greatest potential and to effectively communicate and interact, and the organization has served the Baton Rouge community for more than 50 years as a beacon of hope for children, adults and their families facing communication, behavior and developmental challenges.
Crochet was a former member of the board when the organization was known as the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation. Crochet and her husband Charlie Cusimano were actively involved at the Louisiana School for the Deaf, where their daughter, Kate, attended for eight years, and Kate also attended the BRSHF for speech therapy through pre-school and middle school. Kate is now a 20-year-old junior at Xavier and worked at Emerge this past summer where she re-connected with her long time speech therapist.
In the community, Crochet is a former member of the LSD Foundation Board, and she formerly served as a crisis line volunteer and board member for Battered Women’s Program.
Crochet and her husband were the recipients of the 2011 Angel in Adoption award which honors their dedication to adoption and positive child welfare practices.
At Taylor Porter, Crochet practices all areas of employment law and employment litigation. Crochet has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Louisiana Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law. She currently is an associate member of the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management and the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management.