Leadership and Key Staff


Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New OrleansMost Reverend Gregory M. Aymond
Archbishop of New Orleans

Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C. President and CEOSr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C.
President and CEO

Cheryl La Borde, Chief Financial Officer
Martin Gutierrez, Chief Operating Officer
Tom Costanza, Division Director: Behavioral Health Ministries, Disaster Services, Justice and Peace
Cindy Distefano, Division Director: Planning and Evaluation, Children and Family Services, Padua Community Services
Shaula Lovera, Division Director: Immigration & Refugee Services, Education Services, Housing & Homelessness, Domestic Violence Legal Services
Maria Huete, Director of Institutional Advancement
Michelle Higgins, Executive Director: Food for Seniors
Kurt Wootan, Executive Director: PACE Greater New Orleans

Board of Directors


Mark Spansel Headshot

Mark J. Spansel


Lisa Johnson


Dr. Pierre Detiege
Vice Chairman 


Lawrence P. Oertling


Sr. Anthony Barczykowski, D.C. – Board Member Emeritus

Natalie Barranco
Stacy E. Bonnaffons
John Campbell
Ron Paul Cheramie
Ronald H. Dawson
N. Adlai DePano
Vaughn C. Downing
Thomas D. Frazel
William D. Hoffman
Lisa M. Johnson
Teresa Lawrence
Kerry J. Nichols
Eugene A. Priestley
Deanne G. Raymond
Rachel E. Reitan
Roy A. Salgado, Jr.
Shana Stumpf
Rev. John-Nhan Tran
Kurt M. Weigle
Timothy J. Young

Head Start Policy Council

Incarnate Word
Mia Y. Terrance
Philip J. Davis
Arisha Campbell

St. John the Baptist
Charnell Williams
Caroline Martin
Nicole Howard
Daydriane Chirlow

St. Mary of the Angels
Shantell Williams, Chairperson
Trenese Lewis, Vice Chairperson
Trenise Lemon

Covenant House
Camisha Washington
Gioia Barconey
Taja Dawson

St. Paul the Apostle
Isaac Brooks
Briea Stamps

Community Representative
Javonda Massey


Thank you to all leadership for your service!