Nonprofit leaders hone skills through GNOF program _lowres

Photo provided by Greater New Orleans Foundation -- Among those who completed the Executive Director Intensive presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation are, front row from left, Mihn Nguyen, Jeanne Bell, Casie Duplechain, Paulette Carter, Cyndi Nguyen, Renee Vidrine and Mamie Gasperecz; second row, Susan Todd, Kathryn Parker, Jolene Pinder, Anne LaRock, Tracey Sherry, Lloyd Davis, Darcy McKinnon, Dana Reed, Keith Liederman, Cheryl Magee, Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, Denali Lander, Janet Goforth, Lanor Curole, Glen Armantrout and Marla Cornelius.

Twenty-one individuals recently graduated from the Executive Director Intensive, presented by the Greater New Orleans Foundation in partnership with Compass Point, which works in skill development for nonprofit leaders.

The graduates of the organizational effectiveness program for executive directors of nonprofit groups are: R. Glen Armantrout, Reconcile New Orleans, Inc.; Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, New Orleans Women’s Shelter; Paulette Carter, Children’s Bureau; Lanor Curole, United Houma Nation; Lloyd Dennis, Silverback Society; Casie Duplechain, Friends of City Park; Mamie Gasperecz, Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses; Janet Goforth, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater New Orleans; Denali Lander, Youth Run NOLA; Annie LaRock, New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation; Keith Liederman, Kingsley House; Cheryl Magee, Hope Center, Inc.; Darcy McKinnon, NOVAC; Cyndi Nguyen, VIET; Minh Nguyen, VAYLA New Orleans; Kathryn Parker, Market Umbrella; Jolene Pinder, New Orleans Film Society; Dana Reed, Hope Stone New Orleans; Susan Todd, 504HealthNet; Tracey Sherry, Birdfoot Festival; and Renee Vidrine, Lighthouse Louisiana.

“We are proud of the 21 executive directors who participated in and completed this training program,” said Joann Ricci, vice president for organizational effectiveness at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “These executive directors are now better armed to tackle daily challenges creatively and strategically. When our nonprofit leaders are strong, the entire community benefits.”