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Advisory Board Members

The Breakthrough New Orleans (BTNOLA) Advisory Board is a standing committee of twenty-two volunteers from the Isidore Newman, education and business communities of New Orleans. The Board is structured by four sub-committees: Finance, Governance, Development, and Programming. All members serve two-year terms and were selected by a nomination committee comprised of individuals on the Advisory Board, based on criteria that is aligned with the current goals and needs of the organization.

1. Michael Walker, Advisory Board Chairman, Canal Barge Company, Inc.; Summerbridge Student and Teacher Alumnus

2. Sarah Berry, University of New Orleans, Assistant Registrar for Scheduling, Summerbridge Student Alumna

3. Stephanie Davis, Isidore Newman School, Spanish Teacher; Parent of BTNOLA Teacher Alumni

4. Kara French, Attorney; Isidore Newman Parent

5. Kindall Gant, Lusher Charter School, Upper School Student, Current BTNOLA Teacher Assistant

6. Hillary Haspel, University of Texas, Student; Current BTNOLA Teacher; Isidore Newman School Alumnus

7. Natalia R. Hernández, Isidore Newman School, Assistant Head of School

8. Roshaun Higgins, Isidore Newman School, Upper School Student; Former BTNOLA Student

9. Rasheed Lacour, Professional Licensed Barber, Owner of Cut Creators Barber Shop

10. Claire LaGrone, Isidore Newman School, Upper School Student; Current BTNOLA Student

11. Keith Miller, K. Miller Gem & Jewelry Brokerage, Owner

12. Gale Pick, Metairie Park Country Day School, Learning Specialist; Parent of BTNOLA Teacher Alumna

13. Florencia Polite, LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OB/GYN Residency Program Director/Associate Professor-Clinical

14. David Shephard, Louisiana Department of Education, Director of Charter School Development, Breakthrough Teacher Alumnus

15. Carol Starr, Capital One Southeast, Vice President of Institutional Sales

16. Joan Starr, Retired Isidore Newman School Administrator

17. Sally Suthon, Marketability, Owner

18. Shontell Thomas, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, OB/GYN, Former Summerbridge Student Alumna

19. Sally Uzee, Isidore Newman School, Director of Stewardship & Financial Aid

20. Marguerite Walk, Isidore Newman School, Upper School Student; BTNOLA Volunteer

21. Semmes Walmsley, Hughes Walmsley and Co., Inc., Insurance Agent

22. Brian Young, Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner, Pediatrics

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