Foundation Staff

Andrea Williams, Executive Director

April Okpo, Associate Director of Development

The Foundation Board

Curtis Pellerin, President
President, Pellerin Laundry Machinery Sales
Valerie J. McGinley, 1st Vice President
Director of Planning and Management
Dedrick Sims, Ph.D, 1st Vice President
CEO, Sims-Fayola Foundation
Nicholas Altiero, Ph.D., 2nd Vice President
Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Science and Engineering
Tulane University
Kristen Ponthier Engeron, Co-Treasurer
Legacy Consultants, LLC
Harrison Golden, Co-Treasurer
Attorney, Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Charlotte Jane Sawyer, Secretary
Relationship Manager, NFP

Florence André
Community Leader
Brandon Armant
President and CEO, Bamm Communications
Treva Brown, Ph.D.
Physical Scientist, NASA U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Grant Boucher
Robert Forbes 3D
Stephanie Davi-McNeely
Director of Development
ACE Mentor Program of America
Jennifer Fallon, Advocates Representative
Community Leader
Julie Ellison Graham
Senior Human Resource Business Partner, Vallen
Katie Hand
Community Leader, Former faculty member at Sci High
Darryl Holliday, Ph.D.
Director of the Food Science Program Chair of Biological & Physical Sciences
University of Holy Cross
Bennetta Horne
Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs Tulane University School of Medicine
Hermione Malone
Executive Director, Good Work Network
Norma Jean Mattei, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the UNO College of Engineering Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of New Orleans
Carla L. Major
Assistant Vice Chancellor Human Resources & Professional Development
Delgado Community College
Kimberly McClaine
Chief Financial Officer, Loan Star Capital
Mary Munger
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Psychotherapist in Private Practice
Kristen Nelson
Realtor, The Martzolf Group
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
Sci High, Reading Interventionist
Madalyn Schenk
Community Leader
Robert Sternhell, Ph.D.
CEO, Solutient Enterprises
Monica Sylvain, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, Monica Sylvain Consulting LLC
Rosemary Szlagi, Parent Liaison
Sci High, Exceptional Children’s Services Coordinator
Morgan Valerie
Director, Focus Group Testing
Christine M. Vinson
CMV Consulting LLC
Ronn Woods
Owner, Chicken & Watermelon

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