NEW ORLEANS, LA (August 25, 2021) – Today, the Greater New Orleans Foundation announced that after nearly 8 years leading the Greater New Orleans Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking and programmatic work, Carmen James Randolph will be departing to pursue a new venture. The foundation’s robust programmatic work will continue under the leadership of Kellie Chavez Greene who will serve as Interim Vice President of Programs.
“I want to thank Carmen for her dedication to the Foundation over these past years, said Andy Kopplin, President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “Our Foundation would not be where it is today without her leadership and vision. From modernizing our grantmaking process to leading the Foundation’s disaster strategy, her impact on the organization has been profound. We wish her the best in her next endeavor and know she will continue to make an impact at the Women’s Foundation of the South.”
“I am very proud of the work that we have done together at the Greater New Orleans Foundation”, said Carmen James Randolph. “I look forward to continuing to serve women and girls of color in Louisiana and throughout the South in my leadership journey ahead.”
“Carmen’s experience and leadership will certainly be missed here at the Foundation”, said Robert Bories, Board Chair of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “Since 2014, she has worked tirelessly to elevate the work of the Foundation at the local and national level and has committed her time to develop a robust community driven team. While we’ll miss her, she will always be a member of the Greater New Orleans Foundation Family.”
Kellie Chavez Greene, who has been with the Foundation since 2013, will serve as Interim Vice President of Programs. Chavez Greene is the Director of Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness where she leads initiatives and implements programs that strengthen the region’s nonprofits to better deliver programs that serve the community.
“In my role as Director of Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness, I worked hand-in hand with Carmen to create a strong foundation for our grant making and programmatic work,” said Kellie Chavez Greene, Interim Vice President of Programs. “I am excited for this opportunity to expand my leadership role with the Foundation and to lead and support our talented Programs team.”
The Greater New Orleans Foundation’s Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness program will remain a significant component of the Foundation’s work. It will continue to provide robust programming support from Foundation staff and consulting partners. A number of exciting workshops and training opportunities are scheduled for 2021.