Lakshmie Napagoda, RGS, LCSW, a native of Sri Lanka, moved to the United States in 1981, became a citizen of the United States, obtained Associate Degree in Accounting from the Valley College in Burbank, CA. She met the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, a religious congregation in 1984, joined this order in 1987 and made her final vows in 1995. Lakshmie received her BA in Psychology from the Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee. Lakshmie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to COMPASSion Counseling. She served as the Executive Director of DeNeuville Learning Center in Memphis for 15 years. Lakshmie started and developed this program, which provides educational, psychological, social and enrichment services to women and their families. Lakshmie also served as the Interim Executive Director of House of the Good Shepherd in Chicago. More importantly, she demonstrates the passion and compassion we so desired in an Executive Director.