Board of Directors

We rely upon a community of advisors to steer policy, plan for economic sustainability, and measure impact. Board members serve two-year terms; management teams dedicated to specific projects often help us identify future board members. Our newly developed Brain Trust will serve as a pool of intellectual capital from which we seek inspiration and guidance.

2015 Board of Directors

Jonah Dowling, President

Ann Thompson, Vice President
Local Attorney

Albert “Rusty” Gaudé, III, Treasurer
LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant

Avery Corenswet, Recording Secretary
Vice President, Clinical Community Outreach

Kia Silverman Brown

E. Howell Crosby

Monique McCleskey

Katie Rosenblum

Maura Sylvester

2015 Community Advisory Team

Paul Arceneaux

Paul's Pesto

David Baker

Web & Associate Editor for the Louisiana Weekly

Robin Barnes

Executive Vice President for GNO Inc.

Bruce Gallassero

Clara Gerica
Pete & Clara's Seafood

Kristina Gibson

Catholic Charities

Eli Klarman

Katie Landry

Kendra LeSar

Health Promotion Specialist for the Louisiana Public Health Institute

Jim Mizell

Mizell Farms

H.V. Nagendra

Danielle Paciera, RD, CCN

Darlene Robért

Robért Fresh Market

Pam Romero

Alon Shaya
Chef, Domenica, Pizza Domenica, Shaya

Leah Whann

2015 Brain Trust

John Abajian*

Margaret Beer

IBERIABANK, Marketing/ Director of Community Giving

Ben Burkett

Mississippi Association of Cooperatives, Executive Director, and farmer, B&B Farms

Michael Kane

Tulane University's School of Continuing Studies, Business Studies Faculty

Sharon Litwin*

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Communications Director

Richard McCarthy*

Slow Food USA, Executive Director

Cathy Pierson

Roy Priest

Community Development Concepts, Inc.

Ted Quant

Loyola University New Orleans Twomey Center for Peace through Justice, Director

Poppy Tooker

author and host of Louisiana Eats!

* Crescent City Farmers Market Co-Founder