Our Board & Team

Lousiana’s

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Foundation for Louisiana has assembled a Board of Directors comprised of professionals who, among them, have strong ties to every part of the state, as well as leadership skills, business expertise and philanthropic experience that has been recognized nationally and throughout the world. This powerful combination of local investment and world-class talent makes the Board one of Foundation for Louisiana’s strongest assets.

Pamela Jenkins, Ph.D.
Chair, Research Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies Program, University of New Orleans

Linetta J. Gilbert
Chair Emeritus; Managing Partner, Gilbert & Associates

Ambassador James A. Joseph
Chair Emeritus

Lieutenant Gen. Russel Honore (Retired)

Telley S. Madina
Senior Policy Officer, Oxfam America

Alvertha Bratton Penny
Principal, Alvertha Penny and Associates

Mark L. Quinn
Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Xavier University; director, Xavier University Entrepreneurship Institute

TEAM
Foundation for Louisiana depends on its dedicated professional staff to carry out its mission to reduce vulnerability and build stronger, more sustainable communities statewide. The Foundation’s high-engagement team works closely with Louisiana residents to understand the challenges they face and their hopes for the future. The staff brings a wide array of experience and talent to this work and shares an abiding commitment to building a better Louisiana.

EXECUTIVE STAFF
Flozell Daniels, Jr.
President and CEO

Alfredo A. Cruz
Vice President of Programs & Special Initiatives

STAFF
Laquitta Bowers
Programs Assistant

Madison Braziel
Programs Assistant

Monique Brown
Programs Assistant

Caressa Chester
Programs Assistant

Lydia Cutrer
Director of Community Investment Fund

Tanya Gulliver-Garcia
Associate Director, Programs and Planning

Ameca Reali
New Orleans Program Officer

David Lee Simmons
Communications Specialist

Rachelle Thomason
Coastal Program Manager Fellow

Nicole Washington
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Liz Williams
Coastal Community Resilience Program Officer

ADVISORY BOARDS
Community Investment Fund
Flozell Daniels, Jr.
Alexandra Stroud, AIA, LEED AP
Pamela Jenkins, Ph.D.
Mr. Quinn

LGBTQ Out in the South
Dylan Waguespack
Sebastian Rey, LGBT Community Center
Wes Ware, BreakOUT!
Lois Smyth, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
SarahJane Brady, Forum for Equality
Michelle Erenberg, LIFT Louisiana
Alfredo Cruz, Foundation for Louisiana