Our Values


We take responsibility for and ownership of our work and our impact on one another, our partners, and our communities


We model the phrase “Nothing about us without us” in our work, which is anchored in communities.


We approach our work with imagination, ingenuity, and calculated risk-taking as a commitment to progressive transformation


We are deeply committed to centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and fairness in all that we do.


We are dedicated to exceeding expectations and are committed to continual improvement through listening, learning, and leadership.

Partnership & Trust

We build strong, long-lasting, and committed relationships through collaboration and teamwork, the cornerstones of our efforts to advance health and wellness.

The full Strategic Plan is available here

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Board of Directors

Andrew Anderson, PHD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Policy and Management, 
Tulane University 

Anu Varadharajan


Brittney O. Dunn

Certified Public Accountant


Jennifer Avegno, MD

New Orleans Health Department

Joseph Kanter, MD

State Health Officer and
Medical Director,
Louisiana Department of Health

Lanor Curole

Tribal Administrator,
United Houma Nations

Linda Usdin, DrPH, Board Chair

Founder/Director, Swamp Lily LLC,
Adjunct Faculty, Tulane School Of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Matthew Valliere, MPA

Chief Executive Officer,

Somesh Nigam, PHD

SVP, Chief Analytics and Data Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Tonja Myles

William Snowden

The Vera Institute New Orleans