Introducing the 2016 Board of Directors

Published on February 3, 2016

We are excited to announce the addition of eight new members to the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans 2016 Board of Directors! Last month we welcomed Jerry Bologna, Mason G. Couvillon, Karen S. DeBlieux, David J. Francis, Michael E. Nolan, Lawrence P. Oertling, Alex L. Suffrin, and Regina B. Templet to the Board of Directors.

Additionally, Sr. Anthony Barczykowski, D.C., Board Member Emeritus; Very Rev. Rodney P. Bourg, V.F.; Terrel J. Broussard; Anh “Joseph” Cao; Dr. Pierre, Detiege; John L. Eckholdt; Dr. Elizabeth H. Fontham; Janice Martin Foster; James T. Hannan; Michael F. Hulefeld; John Hummel; Demetric M. Mercadel; Leon J. Reymond, Jr.; Brian J. Rotolo; Mark J. Spansel; and Lloyd A. Tate returned as members of the Board of Directors.

“I look forward to working closely with our new Board of Directors! I know that each one of them serves as the hands of Christ and will do outstanding work for Catholic Charities and for this community. We welcome the enthusiasm and commitment of each member of our CCANO Board!” said Sr. Marjorie Hebert, M.S.C., President and CEO.

Additionally, four returning members will hold leadership roles this year. Michael O. Read will serve as Chairman, Byron A. Adams, Jr. will serve as Vice-Chairman, Michael F. Hulefeld will serve as Secretary, and Lloyd A. Tate will serve as Treasurer.

Head Start

Members of the Board of Directors at Incarnate Word Head Start

Chairman Mike Read said, “It’s an honor to be able to lead such an amazing group of people. I’m confident that we’ll be able to use each of our diverse talents and backgrounds to serve Catholic Charities and the people they help in many different ways. I’m excited to get to work and see what this year has in store for us!”

On Friday, January 15, 2016, the new members of this year’s Board of Directors took a bus tour of some of our program sites. Members had the opportunity to tour Padua House, the Incarnate Word location of Head Start, the PACE Benson Center, and the ACCESS Mobile Unit. The tour served as an opportunity to see the sites, meet the employees who work there, and visit with people of all ages who utilize our various programs and services.

The 2016 Board of Directors is looking forward to another great year at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans!