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THE NOLA PROJECT

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

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ALEX TURVY

Board President

Alex Turvy is the Director of School Operations for KIPP Leadership, where he leads a team that is responsible for overseeing daily school operations/logistics, enrollment, facility maintenance, finance, and food service for a K-8 school that serves 900 students.

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MEAGHAN CLARK

Board Vice President

Meaghan Clark runs her own marketing and communications consultancy business, working with a wide range of clients from the manufacturing, medical, health and wellness industries.

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ENDYA L. HASH

Board Treasurer

Endya L. Hash is an associate attorney at Katie Lasky Law specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, as well as a member of the Prescription Committee of the Louisiana State Law Institute

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EMILY LIPPOLD GUMMER

Immediate Past President

Emily Lippold Gummer is a registered patent attorney and partner with Carver Darden, LLC specializing in intellectual property matters.

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DR. YASIR AHMED

Board Member

Yasir is a board certified MD in Internal Medicine & Family Medicine who is passionate about providing healthcare to medically under-served communities here locally in New Orleans and has had the experience of practicing medicine in a variety of settings.

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MIRANDA CELESTRE

Board Member

Dr. Miranda Celestre earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. She then completed an otolaryngology residency at the University of California located in Los Angeles, California.

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PRINCESS DENNAR

Board Member

Princess Dennar is a Board-Certified Internist and Pediatrician. She is the CEO/Managing Partner for Premium Care Medical Center on the west bank of New Orleans and the President and Founder of Dennar Medical Erudition, whose mission is to promote equitable medical education, clinical practice, and research. She has been a powerful voice advocating for more diverse representation and equity in medicine in this role.

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DR. HUZEFA DOSSAJI

Board Member

Huzefa is the CEO and Founder of Vivyo Group and works in Healthcare Strategy especially around a value based care model arena. He is a leading speaker and strategist with a passion for community health. 

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REBECCA DUCKERT

Board Member

Rebecca Duckert is excited to return to The NOLA Project Board (and her hometown of New Orleans) after several years living in New York. She owns her own jewelry line, ODIJUNE, is the Head of Merchandise & Retail at Preservation Hall, and freelances as a fundraising event manager for various local non-profits.

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DAVID EMOND

Board Member

David is a social entrepreneur, educator, and youth advocate who has spent the past decade working to create a more equitable ecosystem of opportunity for New Orleans youth.

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GEORGIA C. GRESHAM

Board Member

Georgia Gresham is Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts at Loyola University, New Orleans where she served as chair and artistic director of the Theatre Arts and Dance Department for 27 years.

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ALEX JENNINGS

Board Member

Alex Jennings is a teacher, author, and performer living in New Orleans. His writing has appeared in strangehorizons.com, podcastle, The Peauxdunque Review, Obsidian Lit, the Locus-Award-winning Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler, as well as numerous anthologies

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SUSAN KRINSKY

Board Member

Susan Krinsky is a long-time resident of New Orleans who served for many years as dean of admissions at Tulane Law School and later as associate dean at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.  

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TODD LAGRANGE

Board Member

Todd LaGrange, having already attended a few NOLA Project productions, was better introduced to the ensemble via his son's involvement in the High School Summer Intensive program. 

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LOIS SIMPSON

Board Member

Lois Simpson, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, served as the Executive Director of the Advocacy Center of Louisiana.

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CORINNE ASHLEY WILLIAMS

Board Member

Corinne Ashley Williams is a native New Orleanian with a passion for social justice. She is a full-time law student, community organizer, and supporter of the arts

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