CIS Gulf South is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Dr. Elizabeth Rhodes, Ed. D.


Xavier University (Retired)

Mr. Kendal Thomas, MPH

Vice Chair

Ochsner Health

Ms. Deedy Johnson-Reid


City of New Iberia

Ms. Amanda Schroeder


Communities In Schools of the Gulf South

Mr. John Fisher, CWS

Charles Schwab

Ms. Gracia Hillman


Ms. Laura Lamartina, LPC

All Inclusive Therapeutic Services

Mr. Ali Bustamante, Ph.D.

University of New Orleans

Mrs. Jennifer McKay

Rodan + Fields

Ms. Kimberly Reese

Xavier University

Mrs. Cat Howard

Berni Consulting 

Ms. Francis Geisler

KIPP New Orleans

Ms. Ashley Orphe, MPA

Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center

Mr. Mike Harris, J.D.

Harris Law Firm

Ms. Claire Stahel

Founding Board Member

Community Volunteer

Ms. Margaret Wall

Founding Board Member

Community Volunteer