Our Leaders

Our practice includes a team of professionals with years of experience performing public accounting work at KPMG and P&N and holding financial leadership positions in both Fortune 500 public companies and privately held companies named to Inc. 5000. We currently support a variety of top performing companies, spanning the construction, software, and manufacturing industries, and the nonprofit sector. The VGraham team provides experienced financial leadership and outsourced, highly customized solutions for the CFO and Controller function.


Vanessa Graham, CPA | Owner

Vanessa Graham, owner of VGraham, LLC, began her practice in 2012 with an objective to serve and support local business owners in meeting their growth goals and overcoming challenges through business cycles. Vanessa has over 20+ years of experience as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for small to medium size businesses in the Baton Rouge area, working with business owners and private equity investors in their portfolio companies. (Read full bio)

Heather LeBlanc, CPA

Heather has more than 12 years of experience in accounting and financial management. She spent eight years with KPMG in both the Houston and Baton Rouge offices. Heather then served as Director of Internal Reporting for Lamar Advertising. (Read full bio)

Jenée Bourgeois

Jenée has more than 13 years of experience, including eight years of providing financial leadership for nonprofit organizations and several years of public accounting experience working for esteemed CPA firms, including Beers & Cutler, PLLC in Washington D.C. and Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC in Baton Rouge, LA. She then joined Albemarle Corporation, where she worked in their financial reporting division. Prior to joining VGraham, Jenée spent a significant portion of her career working with various non-profits, including the American Red Cross and Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. (Read full bio)

Jessica Cormier, CPA, CFF, CFE

Jessica brings more than 15 years of experience in fraud investigation, litigation support, and corporate accounting and finance, to the VGraham team. With a strong background in cash management, operations analysis and control, auditing, and financial reporting, Jessica has served in multiple leadership positions and as a trusted advisor to senior management across a diverse range of industries.

Prior to joining VGraham, Jessica previously worked for HORNE, LLP, a full service regional CPA and business advisory firm, in Fraud, Forensics and Litigation Support. In this role, Jessica led multiple teams in a variety of engagements involving fraud, insurance defense, breach of contract and other issues. She also served on HORNE’s personnel committee, the team responsible for setting philosophy and policy direction for the firm’s 500+ team members. Before joining HORNE, Jessica spent eight years at Celtic Marine Corporation where she served in various accounting roles, including Assistant Controller. (Read full bio)

Ashley Lawson, CPA (inactive)

Ashley has 25+ years of experience, including public accounting and industry. Ashley has served in leadership roles throughout our community and brings a wealth of experience to our clients in supporting them in reaching their goals and improving in various aspects of their business. (Read full bio)