Humanity Capital

We uncover complementary connections across sectors to combine social, economic and human capital needed to align action for health.

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Aligning Action for Health

LPHI is a public health institute that champions health for people, within systems, and throughout communities.

We operate across sectors

to design and implement solutions that advance health for all.

We engage and support

communities to translate evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems.

We align with our partners

to address the social determinants of health.

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Board of Directors

Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD

Professor, Dean,
Xavier University College of Pharmacy

Beth Scalco, LCSW, MPA

Chief of Staff,
Louisiana Office of Public Health

Brian P. Jakes, Sr.

Chief Executive Officer,
SE LA Area Health Education Center

Donna Williams, MS, MPH, DrPH

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


Linda Holyfield, RN, MSN

President & CEO,
P&S Surgical Hospital

Gordon Wadge, MPA, Board Chair

President & CEO,
YMCA of Greater New Orleans

Bernard H. Eichold, MD, DrPH, FACP

Health Officer,
Mobile County Health Department

James W. Parks II

Chief Executive Officer,
Louisiana Public Facility Authority

Claudia Campbell, PhD

Professor, Dept of Global Health Systems & Development,
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Dawn A. Mellion-Patin, PhD, MBA

Vice Chancellor of Extension & Outreach
Southern University Ag Center

Marsha Broussard, MPH, DrPH

New Orleans Health Department

Linda Usdin, DrPH

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