Bonita A. Robertson is the Director of Civic Leadership at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. As Director of Civic Leadership she works to support and catalyze progressive initiatives and actions that ensure a thriving, just, and equitable region for all. Prior to this role she served as the Director of Workforce Initiatives for the Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s workforce investments and developed employer–led workforce partnerships to train jobseekers and incumbent workers as well as provide post- hire supportive services for employees at their worksites. 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, Robertson 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 and as a board member of Louise S. McGehee school. Robertson previously served as co-chair of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans and on the transition teams for Governor Jon Bel Edwards and Mayor LaToya Cantrell.