NASW Board of Directors
Director, Region XI

LaTonya Scriven Charles, MSW, LCSW, CGCS, MBA 

LaTonya Scriven Charles

LaTonya Scriven Charles obtained an MSW from Smith College, an MBA from Louisiana State University, and is pursuing her PhD from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has founded and manages different agencies with the primary purpose of providing behavioral and mental health care to members of the community. Charles has successfully owned and managed Bayou Mental Health Services, LLC for almost a decade, which has become one of the premier and accredited mental health counseling agencies operating in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. She has served on the Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners where she used her social work knowledge to enhance social work practice. Charles was awarded the “Top Twenty Under 40” in her community as well as other nominations and awards and is consistently tapped by groups and organizations for her vast expertise and contribution. As a licensed clinician, Charles applies diligent analysis, object approach, and strategic thinking in all her endeavors whether dealing with a single client, business entity, or an institution.