30 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate from the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program

November 14, 2017

(November 14, 2017 |New Orleans, LA) The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce the 30 nonprofit leaders who successfully completed the Emerging Leaders Program, which combines leadership development with essential management skills-building.

During the intensive program, the participants were taught important managerial skills such as how to supervise, inspire, and influence. They also sharpened their business skills with an emphasis on financial strategies. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Kresge Foundation.

“We are very proud to be investing in tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders,” said Joann Ricci, vice president of organizational effectiveness at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, who designed the program in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a San Francisco-based company with a national reputation in guiding nonprofits to be better managed and more adaptive in order to achieve higher impact. “This program hones the skills of leaders in the nonprofit sector, better equipping them to lead and make smart decisions. This will have a profound effect on the organizations where they work and make an impact on our community,” said Ricci.

“Emerging Leaders is an incredible program,” said Dr. Deborah Abibou Restoration Programs Director at Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). “Throughout the process, I deepened my management and leadership skills, which will benefit CRCL as I bring these skills back to the workplace.”

The 2017 Emerging Leaders graduates are:

Dr. Deborah Abibou, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
Jenna Burke, Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates
Glenn Caston, Grow Dat Youth Farm
Courtney Clark, Backyard Gardeners Network
Renee Corrigan, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center
Dani DiPietro, 504HealthNet
Jesse Doctor, Northlake Homeless Coalition
Brandi Girard, UNITY of Greater New Orleans
Dee Dee Green, American Friends Service Committee
Clifton Harris, VIA LINK
Ryan Harringshaw, Providence Community Housing
Dynisha Hugle, VAYLA
Nicole Jolly, Cowen Institute
Celeste Kee, Any Given Child New Orleans
Sarah LaRock, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs
Lang Le, V.I.E.T – Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training
Jon Lee, Youth Run NOLA
Flint Mitchell, Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning
Kortney Morrow, Big Class
Katie Murphy, New Schools for New Orleans
Alisha Perry, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans
Leslie Scott Porter, College Track New Orleans
Tiffany Robbins, Good Work Network
Harry Schnur, Liberty’s Kitchen
Rebecca Tamayo, Luke’s House Clinic
Rosamar Torres, Sankofa
Eve Warnke, Café Reconcile
Savannah Wheeler, Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Briana Spruille White, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies
Cole Williams, Community Works of Louisiana