Our Board & Staff

The Foundation’s board of trustees sets policies relating to grantmaking, spending, investment, and management, and it oversees independent audits.  Our board is currently composed of 31 volunteer members. Currently we have 24 employees in the executive, programs, organizational effectiveness, communications & marketing, development, and finance departments.

Job Openings

The Foundation is searching for a Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs.

Board-Christy_Brown team-gradient

Christian T. Brown

Board Chair

Board-Leann_Moses team-gradient

Leann O. Moses

Board Vice Chair

Board-Charles_Rice team-gradient

Charles L. Rice, Jr.

Board Secretary

Board-Bobbie_Bories team-gradient

Robert Bories

Board Treasurer

cheryl-teamer team-gradient

Cheryl R. Teamer

Past Board Chair

baord-david-Barksdale team-gradient

David Barksdale

Board Member

mrs-gaylebenson-2 team-gradient

Gayle Benson

Board Member

Board-Robert_Boh team-gradient

Robert S. Boh

Board Member

Lynne Burkart team-gradient

Lynne Burkart

Board Member

Board-Arnold_Donald team-gradient

Arnold W. Donald

Board Member

Board-David_Edwards team-gradient

David Edwards

Board Member

Board-Monica_Edwards team-gradient

Monica Edwards

Board Member

Alex Gershanik team-gradient

Alex Gershanik

Board Member

Gue_Rita team-gradient

Rita Gue

Board Member

gnof-avatar-male team-gradient

Conrad N. Hilton, III

Board Member

Cathy Isaacson team-gradient

Cathy Wright Isaacson

Board Member

pat-leblanc team-gradient

Pat LeBlanc

Board Member

Board-Walter_Leger team-gradient

Walter J. Leger, Jr.

Board Member

Board-Monika_Mckay team-gradient

Monika McKay

Board Member

Board-King_Milling team-gradient

R. King Milling

Board Member

Board-Betsy_Nalty team-gradient

Elizabeth S. Nalty

Board Member

Arthur Roger team-gradient

Arthur Roger

Board Member

Sloss_Poco team-gradient

Lynes R. Sloss (“Poco”)

Board Member

Warner Thomas team-gradient

Warner Thomas

Board Member

Board-Vera_Triplett team-gradient

Vera Triplett, Ph.D.

Board Member

steve-usdin team-gradient

Steven W. Usdin

Board Member

gnof-avatar-female team-gradient

Madeline D. West

Board Member

Jimmie Woods team-gradient

Jimmie M. Woods

Board Member

Board-George-Young team-gradient

George V. Young

Board Member

Board-Luis_Zervigon team-gradient

Luis Zervigon

Board Member

andy-kopplin-headshot-high-res team-gradient

Andy Kopplin

President & CEO; Doris Z. Stone Chair in Philanthropic Leadership

Isabel Barrios team-gradient

Isabel Barrios

Program Officer

Theresa Barrios team-gradient

Theresa Barrios

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

allie-betts team-gradient

Allie Betts

Senior Philanthropic Gift Officer

Kellie Chavez Greene team-gradient

Kellie Chavez Greene

Senior Program Officer for Organizational Effectiveness

ryan-crespino team-gradient

Ryan Crespino, CPA

Vice President for Finance & Administration

Ella-Delio team-gradient

Elaine “Ella” Delio

Director of Environmental and Regional Initiatives

Blathrae Gillin 2 team-gradient

Blathrae Gillin

Communications & Marketing Associate

Victoria Heffron team-gradient

Victoria Heffron

Finance Associate

Carmen James team-gradient

Carmen L. James

Vice President for Programs

kim-lachute team-gradient

Kim A. LaChute

Staff Accountant

Staff-Sandra-Lilly team-gradient

Sandra G. Lilly

Office Manager

judith-lozano team-gradient

Judith M. Lozano

Executive Assistant

richard-martinez team-gradient

Richard A. Martinez

Senior Program Officer

Erin McQuade-Wright team-gradient

Erin McQuade-Wright, CFRE, CAP

Vice President for Donor Relations

Johanna-Paine-web team-gradient

Johanna Paine

Grants Manager

Joann Ricci team-gradient

Joann M. Ricci

Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness

Bonita Robertson team-gradient

Bonita Robertson

Site Director for New Orleans Works (NOW)

Rachel Swan team-gradient

Rachel Swan

Organizational Effectiveness Program Associate

cherie-thompson team-gradient

Cherie F. Thompson, CPA

Controller

810_4588_web team-gradient

Jessica Vinturella

Controller

Staff-Roy_Williams team-gradient

Roy Williams

Program Officer