Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale is in her tenth season with FOX NFL in 2020, serving as a sideline reporter. Hale also covers the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans for FOX Sports Southwest, as well as the Westminster Kennel Club Best In Show and the WKC Agility Championship for FOX Sports. Additionally, she fills in as host of SKIP… Read More

Sandra Lindquist

Sandra Lombana Lindquist has over 25 years of experience in economic and community development in the New Orleans region.  She earned her B.A. in Business & Latin American Affairs from the University of Texas and has a master’s degree from Tulane University. She is currently the Executive Vice President – Chief Operating Officer at the… Read More

Bonita Robertson

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,… Read More

Evie Poitevent Sanders

Following careers in journalism and family small business ownership, Evie currently serves as Human Capital Manager at Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.), the regional economic development organization for the 10 parishes of Southeast Louisiana. In addition to supporting new business attraction and local business retention and expansion projects, Evie oversees talent attraction and retention… Read More


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Leigh Morgan Thorpe

Leigh Morgan Thorpe serves Associate Vice President of Annual Giving and Membership at The National WWII Museum. She oversees the Museum’s entire membership program, which has more members that any other museum in the country, with 160,000+ active supporters each year. She also oversees the Museum’s Fundraising Events team and its Memorial Brick program. All… Read More

Dr. LaShaunda Poindexter Massey

Dr. LaShaunda Poindexter Massey is a clinical psychologist. She has been licensed as a psychologist for 20 years and has maintained a private practice for 15 years. Dr. Massey provides clinical services to children, adults, and families; and her work specializes in depression/anxiety disorders, trauma, childhood clinical issues, and abuse/neglect. In 2016, Dr. Massey expanded… Read More

Michelle Clarke Payne

Michelle Clarke Payne is Vice President, Marketing and Investor Relations at United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Michelle oversees the marketing department, working with the team to build awareness of United Way, including its mission, vision and impact. In addition, she creates, plans and executes key communications strategies to grow and cultivate donor relationships across a… Read More

Dr. Emily M. Nichols

Emily M. Nichols, MD has been an adult emergency medicine physician since 2006. She has worked in the cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Baton Rouge in addition to New Orleans.  Dr. Nichols received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Princeton University. Her senior thesis focused on the importance of doctor-patient relationships and their impact on… Read More

Jennifer Couvillon

Jennifer Couvillon serves as the President of Chamberlain University College of Nursing at Ochsner Health. Dr. Couvillon has 25 years of experience in clinical nurses and holds an appointment with the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Couvillon served as Assistant Vice President of System Nursing Professional Development for the Ochsner… Read More