In service of CCANO’s mission, our leadership team lives out our values, honors our history, and stewards our resources with transparency and efficiency.


Leadership and Key Staff


Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C. 

President and CEO


Cheryl La Borde

Chief Financial Officer


Deacon Martin Gutierrez

Chief Operating Officer


Cindy Distefano

Division Director: Children and Family Services, Padua Community Services, Domestic Violence Legal Services


Shaula Lovera

Division Director: Immigration & Refugee Services, Education Services, Housing & Homelessness, Parish & Community Ministries, Disaster Response Services

Renee Davenport

Director: Food for Seniors

Kurt Wootan

Executive Director: PACE Greater New Orleans

Board of Directors

Mark J. Spansel

Dr. Pierre Detiege
Vice Chairman

Lisa Johnson

Lawrence P. Oertling

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

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

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
Miranda Rice


St. John the Baptist
Charmaine Freeman

St. Paul the Apostle
Tammy Martin
Tia Lewis


St. Mary of the Angels
George Jacobs – Vice-President
Osbanatta Brown

Community Representatives
Paula Health, President

Marsha Thomas, Secretary

Shelly Zeringue

Vallerie Alphonse

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