Royliene grew-up and still lives in the Treme’ Historic District of New Orleans where she is a descendent of one of New Orleans’ musical families. A retired Operations Technician with the United States Postal Inspection Service, she is a true history buff at heart. She has an extensive background in historic preservation and neighborhood advocacy for the Treme’ community. She was selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to participate in and completed the Preservation Leadership Training Program. She is a member of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, and a former member of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, and the African American Council of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans. She assisted the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission in research for the ordinance to institute Bed and Breakfast homes in the New Orleans area. She was appointed by former Mayor Mark Morial to the newly formed Board of Directors for the Treme’ Historical Development Corporation (THDC) wherein she served as president for a number of years. She was also invited by former United States Attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, Eddie Jordan to represent the United States Postal Inspection Service on the Weed and Seed Steering Committee for the Treme neighborhood. Royliene is a licensed City of New Orleans Tour Guide and has volunteered with the Friends of the Cabildo as a Docent for the Louisiana State Museum’s “1850 House” property.
Royliene was selected as a Fellow and graduated in the inaugural class of the Leadership Institute Program sponsored by the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women), and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Passionate about the health and wellness of the community and addressing health disparities and determinants, she has served on several committees and actively participated in outreach activities. She served as a Community Advisory Board Member and Community Coalition Member for the Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Prevention Research Center, Moving for LIFE Program. She is a former member and served as secretary of the Lower Ninth Ward Community Wellness Consortium.
She is currently the Director of Community Service for the Caffin Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church located in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. She is also a Community Health Ambassador with Sankofa, Community Development Corporation also located in the Lower 9th Ward.
Royliene lets it be known that she is a “very proud product of the Orleans Parish School System” graduating from Joseph S. Clark Senior High School. She went on to complete academic studies, graduating cum laude from Tulane University, BA Public Relations. She was also inducted into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National College Honor Society. Additionally, she holds an Associate Degree in Data Processing from Delgado Community College. Royliene and her husband, Malcolm, Sr. have one son and two “fur babies”, Precious and Chloe.