Greater New Orleans Foundation Emerging Leaders complete program _lowres

Photo provided by Greater New Orleans Foundation -- The 2015 Greater New Orleans Foundation Emerging Leaders include, from left, Rich Arnold, Rashain Carriere-Williams, Kimberly Hollard, Adrianne Ben-Williams, L’Oreal Ranson, Lupe Pablano, Elise Gallinot Goldman, Darrin McCall, Ethan Ashley, Kelsey Foster, Erica Buher, Tara Zapp, Tori McRoberts, Jacques Hebert, Katherine Medina, Adam Aronovitz, Milan Sherry, Jeanne Bell and Tazha King. Pablano and Bell are representatives of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services..

As an investment in tomorrow’s leaders, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has provided 18 nonprofit managers with four days of intensive training in leadership development and executive skills.

Participants in the Emerging Leaders program learned how to supervise, inspire and influence, and they sharpened their business skills with an emphasis on financial strategies.

GNOF designed the program in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, a San Francisco-based company with a national reputation in guiding nonprofits to be better managed and more adaptive in order to achieve higher impact.

“Now, in our second year, we’re producing more and more leaders in the nonprofit sector who are equipped to lead and make smart decisions,” said Joann Ricci, vice president of organizational effectiveness at the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “This will have a profound effect on the organizations where they work and make an impact on our community.” The Kresge Foundation provided additional financing.

The 2015 Emerging Leaders are:

  • Rich Arnold, director of development and communications, Covenant House
  • Adam Aronovitz, co-founder and director, The Cookbook Project
  • Ethan Ashley, director of community engagement, Urban League
  • Adrianne Ben-Williams, program manager, Children’s Bureau of New Orleans
  • Danielle Broussard, program manager, Rebuilding Together New Orleans
  • Erica Buher, program director, VAYLA
  • Rashain Carriere-Williams, senior director of program operations, Boys Town New Orleans
  • Kelsey Foster, campaign manager, Committee for a Better New Orleans
  • Elise Gallinot Goldman, program director, KIDsmART
  • Jacques Hebert, communications director, National Audubon Society/Restore the Mississippi River Delta Coalition
  • Kimberly Hollard, director of fund development, Providence Community Housing
  • Tazha King, director of college competition, College Track New Orleans
  • Darrin McCall, director of programs, Youth Empowerment Project
  • Tori McRoberts, director of external relations, New Leaders
  • Katherine Medina, homeownership services manager, Harmony Neighborhood Development
  • L’Oreal Ranson, senior case manager, New Orleans Women and Children’s Shelter
  • Milan Sherry, youth organizer, BreakOUT!
  • Tara Zapp, assistant director, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities