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About: Board of Directors

  • Rashain Carriere, Executive Director

    Rashain Carriere

    Executive Director

    Rashain began her career with Boys Town 15 years ago. In addition to serving as Senior Director of Program Operations for Boys Town Louisiana, she also served three national Boys Town sites (Washington DC, Central Florida, and Nebraska) as a Fidelity Consultant for National Boys Town. In that role, she was responsible for ensuring that the sites had the support necessary to deliver quality programs and services to youth and families. Most recently, Rashain served as Interim Executive Director of Boys Town Louisiana following Dennis Dillon’s departure. Rashain holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and two Master’s Degrees in Social Work and Public Health from Tulane University.

  • Euphoria Warren, Treasurer Site Financial Officer

    Euphoria Warren

    Treasurer Site Financial Officer

  • Ms. Brandi Nye, Chair

    Brani NyeEntergy New Orleans
    Lakeshore

    Brandi is a customer service professional with a background in business administration and managing community partnerships. Since 2011, she has served in various customer service capacities at Entergy New Orleans, Inc. In her current role, she works to improve the customer experience, serves as the liaison between the company and non-profit organizations and coordinates net metering for solar customers

  • Mrs. Jacquelyn C. Harris, Chair-Elect

    Jacquelyn Harris

    Castain Consulting Services, LLC
    Gretna

    Jacquelyn is the Founder and Principal Consultant for Castain Consulting Services, LLC.
    She also serves as Treasurer for The Orchid Society, a local organization in New Orleans focused on mentoring young girls ages 12-18. Jacquelyn was fortunate to grow up surrounded by several mentors. She understands that the opportunity to pour into the lives of young people is a serious responsibility that is the cornerstone of improving the community in which she lives.

  • Ms. Anne Doussan, Secretary

    Anne Doussan

    Doussan Real Estate Group
    Metairie

    Anne Doussan is a New Orleans native, attending Metairie Park Country Day School before pursuing higher education at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. After earning her degree, Anne returned to New Orleans to obtain a Master's in Social Work at Tulane University. After two years as a social worker in the medical profession, Anne joined her family business which is real estate investment and brokerage. Anne continues to maintain her Social Work license believing that giving back will always be a part of her life.

  • Mr. Timothy Thomas

    Timothy Thomas

    Thomas Financial Group
    Metairie

    Timothy is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with an emphasis in Economics. He also completed the extensive studies to earn the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Accredited Retirement Plan Consultant (ARPC) designations. Tim is actively involved in both industry organizations and non-profit boards within the community. These include New York Life’s Agent Advisory Council, the Society of Financial Service Professionals and The Cotton Mill Board.

  • Mr. Cliff Buller

    Cliff Buller

    Whitney Bank
    St. Rose

    Cliff is the VP of Hancock Whitney Bank where he has been with the company since 1983. He works as commercial banker in the Greater New Orleans Area servicing middle market businesses. He has been active with Boys Scouts of America for over 20 years at the troop level in various capacities. Cliff has always found a need to help others and working with youth helps make a better community.

  • ​​​​​Mr. Alexander S. Kelso, Jr.

    Alexander Kelso

    Green Coast ​Enterprises
    Broadmoor

    Alexander [“Lex”] is a Principal of Green Coast Enterprises, LLC. Green Coast Enterprises is a triple-bottom-line real-estate development firm that focuses on urban areas of the coastal southeast. Before returning to New Orleans, Lex had been a management consultant for twenty-five years, working from Cambridge, Massachusetts. For most of that time, he was the Principal of Kelso International, a consulting firm that worked with senior executives and Boards of Directors of Fortune 500-scale companies in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

  • Ms. Barbara Waiters

    Barbara Waiters

    Downtown Development District
    New Orleans

    Barbara is a community leader and collaborator who have dedicated her life and career to galvanizing resources and services for New Orleans residents. She is a driving force for innovation in the public and private sectors through community, economic and resource development. Her leadership abilities and tenacity are evident in every endeavor, and her desire to effect positive change is sincere and passionate. Barbara is currently the Director of Public Affairs/Policy Downtown Development.

  • Mr. Alvin Johnson

    Alvin-Johnson

    Alvin Johnson & Associates
    New Orleans

    Alvin received his undergraduate degree as well as his juris doctor in 2002 from Southern University in Baton Rouge. He went to the DA’s office in June 2006 and started a private firm with Guillory, Johnson, Phillips and Thompson in 2012. In 2014 he branched out and started his own firm, Alvin Johnson and Associates. He is a member of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans regional Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Martinet Society. His area of practice is personal injury and criminal law.

  • Ms. Magdalen Bickford

    Magdalen Bickford

    McGlinchey Stafford PLLC
    New Orleans

    Magdalen Of Counsel McGlinchey Stafford PLLC she represents management and employers in labor and employment litigation. She also consults employers on best practices in the workplace, provides guidance on policy and procedure drafting and implementation, provides management training and education, and provides other general legal counsel.

  • Ms. JoAnn Clarey

    JoAnn Clarey

    JoAnn has a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with Emphasis in Early Childhood Education; Certified to teach Home Economics, English, Occupational Child Care, Nursery and Kindergarten; Director of Infant Toddler Family Services Program; Project PACT Trainer and developer; Project Coordinator for CSPD with Early Steps; SICC committee member; Adjunct Faculty member of Delgado Community College developed and taught Administration for Early Child Care Centers; Greater New Orleans Association for the Education of Young Children board member, Treasurer and Conference Committee Program/Facilities Chair.

  • Mrs. Terrica Smith

    Terrica Smith

    Cachet Real Estate
    Lafayette

    Terrica is a female entrepreneur who founded Cachet Real Estate, a real estate brokerage established on three core principles of being Vibrant, Strong, and Prestigious. She pursued Real Estate Investing, Mentoring, Consulting and Design through her brand Kajun Kouture. Kajun Kouture has assisted both young and mature investors in their financial decisions, aided and purchased start-up companies, as well as maintain an extensive property portfolio. In addition to real estate Terrica is the CEO of Southern Vault Enterprises Inc, a company that invest in startups and help fund different business ventures.

  • Mr. Chris Barrilleaux

    Chris Barrilleaux

    Entergy
    New Orleans

    Chris E. Barrilleaux has been employed by subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation for approximately 32 years and has held various positions in the Accounting and Regulatory Services organizations. He is currently Manager of Regulatory Filings at Entergy where he is responsible for the oversight and preparation of regulatory rate filings with the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Prior to his employment with the Entergy Companies, he was employed by the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. (formerly known as the Greater New Orleans Tourist & Convention Commission) as the Controller.