Foundation Staff

Andrea Williams, Executive Director

April Okpo, Associate Director of Development

The Foundation Board

Curtis Pellerin, President
President, Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales
Karen Buck, 1st Vice President
Brand & Communications Consultant
Valerie J. McGinley, 1st Vice President
Director of Planning and Management
Stone Center, Tulane University
Nicholas Altiero, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President
Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
Barbara Beckman, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President
Professor Emerita of Pharmacology & Associate Dean of Admissions
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Retired
Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President
Interim Dean of the UNO College of Engineering
University of New Orleans
Kristen Ponthier Engeron, Co-Treasurer
Legacy Consultants, LLC
Harrison Golden, Co-Treasurer
Attorney, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Katie Hand, Secretary
Community Leader, Former faculty member at Sci High

Florence André
Community Leader
Brandon Armant
President and CEO, Bamm Communications
Nicolas Aziz
Community Leader
Grant Boucher
Project Engineer, Intralox, LLC
Caroline W. Brickman
Parent Liaison
Jennifer Fallon, Advocates Representative
Community Leader
Darryl Holliday, Ph.D.
Director of the Food Science Program Chair of Biological & Physical Sciences
University of Holy Cross
Kimberly McClaine
Chief Financial Officer, Loan Star Capital
Kristen Nelson
Realtor, HHS
Merisa A. Pasternak
Special Assistant, Office of Senior VP
Tulane University School of Medicine
Katherine Kleinpeter Raymond, Ph.D.
Professor of Practice, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane School of Science and Engineering
Maggie Ritchie, Faculty Liaison
Reading Interventionist
Charlotte Jane Sawyer
Madalyn Schenk
Community Leader
Dedrick Sims, Ph.D.
CEO, Sims-Fayola Foundation
Robert Sternhell, Ph.D.
CEO, Solutient Enterprises
Monica Sylvain, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Iberia Bank
Morgan Valerie
Director, Focus Group Testing
Ronn Woods
Owner, Chicken & Watermelon
S. Cat Wong, Ph.D., PE, PMP
Manager, DER Engineering, Entergy Corporation

Ex Officio Committee Members

George Bernstein, Ph.D. (Development Committee)
Professor of Louisiana History, Tulane University
Sarah Martzolf (Development Committee)
Realtor, The Martzolf Group
Thomas Wiese, Ph.D. (STEM Committee)
Division of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy