United Way of Northwest Louisiana has announced the inaugural class of the United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s Executive Academy. The Academy will offer nonprofit leaders the chance to participate in a five month leadership development series to improve the agency’s capacity and the local community.
Despite the high volume of applications, only 20 nonprofits executives were selected:
1. Ruth Frazier, Chimp Haven
2. Beverly Broadway, Women’s Resource Center
3. Rhonda Watts, Providence House
4. Shonda Houston- Dotie, Volunteers for Youth Justice
5. Derrick Henderson, Family Justice Center of NWLA
6. Christa Pazzaglia, Hope Connections
7. Al Moore, Christian Service Program
8. Jennifer McMenamin, Sci-Port
9. Dr. Belinda Roberson, YWCA of Northwest Louisiana
10. Jessica Lewis, Joe LeBlanc Food Pantry
11. Larry Brandon, Northwest Louisiana Community Development Corporation
12. Monica Wright, Caddo Council on Aging
13. Jeffrey Thomas, Strategic Action Council
14. Teressia Garner, Safe Haven Developmental Services Inc.
15. Meg Goorley, Catholic Charities of North Louisiana
16. Noel Haacker, Renesting Project
17. Jayne Wright-Velez, Food Bank of Central Louisiana
18. Cassie Hubble, T.E.A.M.S.
19. Jessica Walker, Frontline Incident Response Solutions and Training
20. Jodi Burns, Heart of Hope – A Sanctuary for Women
The United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s Executive Academy is being executed by Baton Rouge based management and strategic consulting firm, Emergent Method, and is being sponsored in part by the Beaird Family Foundation.