Emilie GAGNET LEUMAS
Emilie Gagnet Leumas, PhD is a certified archivist and certified records manager. She is the Director of Archives and Records for the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Curator at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum. Leumas holds leadership positions in national and international archives organizations, including chairing the ICA Sections, ICA Expert Group on Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness and representing ICA at Blue Shield International. Leumas received national and international recognition for her efforts in disaster recovery after Hurricane Katrina. She has participated in recovery efforts after local and regional disasters, especially those related to flooding in south Louisiana. She has presented conference papers, facilitated workshops and guest lectured at local, state, national and international meetings on subjects including disaster recovery, risk management, salvaging sacred objects, archives management, and records management. Her book publications include Speaking French in Louisiana 1720-1955 (Louisiana State University Press, 2018); Managing Diocesan Archives and Records: A Guide for Bishops, Chancellors and Archivists (Association of Catholic Diocesan Archivists, 2012); and Roots of Faith: History of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (2009).