Who We Are


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.

Anne Elizabeth Fuselier, Development Director, holds a B.A. from Louisiana State University and multiple post baccalaureate certificates in Corporate Finance, Human Resource Management and Education from Tulane University. Her business experience includes serving as CEO and founder of The Pelican Group Advisors, a management consulting firm focused on business strategy and innovation for multi-million dollar private dental practices. Her non-profit experience includes serving as a founding member of the Friends of Palmer Park Organization where she currently serves as Executive Director, a founding member of the Palmer Park Neighborhood Association where she previously served as Board Chair and events coordinator for NOBING, (New Orleans Biotech Networking Group). She has co-chaired many fund raising committees for Newcomb College Nursery School, Holy Name of Jesus School, as well as Lusher Charter School. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-New Orleans Chapter and Tulane University Women's Association. Before taking the position as Development Director with STAIR, she worked as a volunteer tutor through the HOST program with Lafayette Academy School where she tutored a child in reading.

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. 

Heidi Sherman, Materials Coordinator, holds B.F.A.’s from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Painting and Sculpture. Her Massachusetts based non-profit experience includes three years with local arts organizations. She also served two 11 month terms of national service as a Louisiana Delta Service Corps Member with Project Homecoming and the STAIR program. She also was a STAIR Site Director from 2008-2010. She has served as a volunteer artist for the New Orleans non-profit United For Peace. Ms. Sherman is also a certified fitness instructor and personal fitness trainer.

Margo Price, Volunteer Coordinator, hails from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Delaware in Human Development & Family studies in May 2016, and moved to New Orleans with her musician husband in mid-September. 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. Margo is very excited to start this new chapter of her life as a resident of New Orleans and as STAIR’s Volunteer Coordinator.

Communications and Development Coordinator, Will Snyder: College Intern – Tulane University

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

STAIR Tutoring Sites Staff

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