Veronica M. Reed, Executive Director, holds a B.A. in Political Science from Creighton University and a M.A. in Public Policy from Georgetown University. The first 20 years of her career consisted of leadership and management positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors focused primarily on community development, customer satisfaction, performance improvement and research and evaluation in Washington, DC, Indianapolis, and Houston. That experience included time as executive director of the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development, senior project manager at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development, and senior account performance manager in the petroleum industry. Since returning to Louisiana in 2008, Veronica has held a deputy director position with the City of New Orleans, a director-level position with New Schools for New Orleans and worked as a management consultant focused on public education reform and non-profit operations.

Amanda Chittenden, Deputy Director, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of New Orleans. After beginning her career working as a Media Coordinator at a local advertising agency, Amanda ventured into the world of non-profits when she became the Public Relations Manager at The Blood Center.  There she learned the art of wearing many hats, which included company spokesperson, media/advertising coordinator, script and copywriter, special events coordinator, social media administrator, internal and external newsletters editor, loyalty program administrator, developer of marketing collateral materials, community volunteer coordinator and dressing as the company mascot-Betty the Blood Drop. Most recently, Amanda spent time at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans working as a program manager recruiting schools in Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes and the volunteers needed to deliver programming to the students in those parishes. Due to her extensive marketing and PR experience, her position evolved to Marketing Manager where she led all communications activities.  Amanda is actively involved in her children’s schools serving on several committees and co-chairing the annual Book Fair. She is the VP of Membership for the Public Relations Association of Louisiana-New Orleans Chapter. She also serves as the Board Vice President/Treasurer for Caps For Kids, a non-profit dedicated to providing autographed ball caps to children who have lost their hair due to illness and medical issues. 

Kenya Campbell, Program Director, holds a Masters of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Reading Specialist) and Educational Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.  She has 18 years of experience as an educator in various capacities.  Kenya worked as a Literacy Specialist for the Center for Development and Learning, an Academic Advisor at Tulane University, Academic Resource Manager at Xavier University and as an instructional coordinator, literacy facilitator and classroom teacher for New Orleans Public Schools.  She initially joined STAIR as the Site Director at the Tulane Newcomb tutoring location. 

Margo Price, Volunteer Coordinator, received her Master’s degree from the University of Delaware in Human Development & Family studies in May 2016. Margo’s professional history includes working as a high school youth group advisor in her home church, two terms of service with AmeriCorps, providing support to mentoring program coordinators with Delaware-based Creative Mentoring programs, and serving as Director of Religious Education in a small Unitarian Universalist fellowship in Maryland. 

Operations and Program Coordinator, Alex Fuselier: College Intern – Tulane University

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