THE NOLA PROJECT
David Emond holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and a Master of Arts from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Building on 20 years of leadership in the youth/workforce development and education sectors, he founded Laduma Strategy in 2018 to support organizations seeking transformative impact in New Orleans and beyond.
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.
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.
Jillian Desirée Oliveras made New Orleans home in 2017. With a Bachelor's Degree in Photography and minors in Social Work and Graphic Design, Jillian firmly believes in the power of art as an agent of change, and their professional experience has centered on trying to highlight the many ways art and community intersect.
June Foley holds a BS in Psychology from Louisiana State University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from University of Kentucky. She was Executive Director of Transitional Living Services (Albuquerque NM) and Director of Residential Services for ARC (Clinton Co NY).