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


Deacon Martin Gutierrez

Vice-President Mission & Community Engagement

Stacie S. Bonck, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Cindy Distefano

Division Director: Padua Community Services and Homes, Pro-Life Services, Marque Medical, Wetmore Fund, Foster Grandparents

Angela Ponivas

Division Director: Counseling Solutions, School-Based Counseling, Project SAVE, Cornerstone Builders, Ciara Independent Living, Therapeutic Family Services

Stephanie Mills

Associate Division Director

Samuel Rottman

Director: Institutional Advancement

Kurt Wootan

Executive Director: PACE Greater New Orleans

Renee Davenport

Director: Food for Seniors

Board of Directors

Dr. Pierre Detiege

Dr. Thomas D. Frazel
Vice Chairman

Ron Paul Cheramie

Lawrence P. Oertling

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

Natalie Barranco
Stacy E. Bonnaffons
Allison Daigle
Ronald H. Dawson
Vaughn C. Downing
Donna Glover
Marlin Gusman
William D. Hoffman
Rev. Jose Lavastida
Teresa Lawrence

Sr. Anthony Barczykowski D.C.
 Board Member Emeritus

David Melancon
Kerry J. Nichols
Eugene A. Priestley
Deanne G. Raymond
Dr. Rachel E. Reitan
Dr. Roy A. Salgado, Jr.
Renny Simno
Shana Stumpf
Dirk Wild
Timothy J. Young

Head Start Policy Council

Incarnate Word
Monica Rollin

Antanika McDaniel

Sherrie Nixon

Melanie Armstrong


St. John the Baptist

Rishana Dunn

Ariana McGee

St. Paul the Apostle
Toccara Shelby

Racquel Smith

Donica Johnson -Secretary

Shania Washington -Vice-President


St. Mary of the Angels
George Jacobs – President

Community Representatives

Rechell Cook

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