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

Vice President Finance & Administration


Deacon Martin Gutierrez

Vice-President Mission & Community Engagement


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

Renee Davenport

Director: Food for Seniors

Samuel Rottman

Director: Institutional Advancement

Kurt Wootan

Executive Director: PACE Greater New Orleans

Board of Directors

Mark J. Spansel

Dr. Pierre Detiege
Vice Chairman

Shana Stumpf

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
Ron Paul Cheramie
Allison Millet Daigle
Ronald H. Dawson
Vaughn C. Downing
Dr. Thomas D. Frazel
William D. Hoffman

Teresa Lawrence
David Melancon
Kerry J. Nichols
Eugene A. Priestley
Deanne G. Raymond
Dr. Rachel E. Reitan
Dr. Roy A. Salgado, Jr.
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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