Odessa HeldOdessa Held, Administrative Assistant

Odessa Held lives with her husband and two children in Covington, Louisiana. Growing up with a parent who is blind and having a child with multiple diagnoses’ led to her being a life-long advocate.

Odessa is a member of LaCAN and a Partners in Policymaking graduate.

People of all abilities should be included, embraced, engaged and accepted in every community.


  • Favorite Food: Fried Shrimp
  • Favorite Quote: “Just Because Someone Throws a Ball, it doesn’t Mean You Have To Catch It!
  • You Won a Million Dollars, What Would You Do: Tell No One!
  • Best Childhood Memory: Holiday Family Gatherings