Bonita Robertson

Director for Civic Leadership

Bonita joined the Greater New Orleans Foundation in August of 2012 as the Site Director of New Orleans Works. In this role she directed the New Orleans Works initiative which develops employer-led workforce partnerships to train jobseekers and incumbent workers for job opportunities in the New Orleans area. Bonita then served as the Director of Workforce Initiatives for the Foundation, where she oversaw the New Orleans Works Initiative as well as New Orleans Workforce Innovations, a new workforce initiative of the Foundation, which provides post-hire supportive services for employees at their worksites. Currently, Bonita serves as the Director of Civic Leadership. Prior to joining the Greater New Orleans Foundation, she served as Special Counsel for BioDistrict New Orleans where she worked on projects including a summarization of the legal authority of the BioDistrict, a determination of employee status, and other legal matters.

A native of New Orleans, Bonita holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management from Howard University and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University College of Law. She currently serves as a commissioner of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, is a previous co-chair of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, served on the economic development transition team for Governor Jon Bel Edwards, and most recently served on the transition advisory board for Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

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