Our Values

Accountability

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

Community-Centered

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

Creativity

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

Equity

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

Excellence

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

Linda Usdin, DrPH, Board Chair

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

Andrew Anderson, PHD

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

Jennifer Avegno, MD

Director,
New Orleans Health Department

Joseph Kanter, MD

State Health Officer and
Medical Director,
Louisiana Department of Health

Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD

Professor, Dean,
Xavier University College of Pharmacy

Somesh Nigam, PHD

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

William Snowden

Director,
The Vera Institute New Orleans

Matthew Valliere, MPA

Chief Executive Officer,
CareSouth

Anu Varadharajan

Director,
KPMG, LLP

Donna Williams, MS, MPH, DrPH

Associate Dean, Public Health Practice,
LSUHSC School of Public Health
Director, Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs