The work that eventually changed HUD rules and brought over $3 million to the L9 began with Linda Jackson and M.A. Sheehan
just sitting there talking on M.A.’s front porch. Government programs were failing the people who desperately needed them, and M.A. and Linda knew that it’s our job to bring the voices of the people to the rooms where decisions are made.
Our team is now much bigger than it was then, with an active and diverse board and a highly-qualified staff. Just as important, our team now includes foundations, churches, and so many individual donors who are in those rooms with us. We may be the ones with our feet planted in the Lower 9th Ward, but you make everything we do possible.
Meet The Team
Faith Based Outreach
Tonya Boyd Cannon, Board President
Recording Artist, Professional Singer & Songwriter
Charles Stern Jr, Board Treasurer
Partner at Steeg Law Firm
Tegan Jones, Board Secretary
Freelance Writer and Editor
Assistant Director, U. S. Forest Service
Department of Children and Family Services (Retired)
M.A. Sheehan is sworn in as a member of the New
Orleans Redevelopment Authority board by In-House
Counsel Victoria Jones. M.A. sits on the Real Estate
Development Committee and chairs the Marketing and
Community Engagement Committee.