Our Team

The Lower 9th Ward Homeownership Association is directed by an active and diverse Board, with a balance between residents of the L9W, making up a majority, and community partners with strategic expertise in fundraising, community development and

nonprofit management.


Three community members work with us part-time. They engage in extensive outreach and hold monthly community meetings to gather neighborhood concerns and to actively involve residents in establishing our priorities, plans and strategies.  Our offices are located in the Trinity Lutheran Church, in the heart of the L9W, where a steady stream of residents come to talk about their

concerns and request our services. 


Linda Jackson, President

Parliamentarian of the L9W

     Stakeholders' Coalition

Vice Chair of the L9W School

     Advisory Group

Betty Bell

Department of Children and Family

     Services (Retired)


Tonya Boyd Cannon

Educator at KIPP McDonogh 15

     School for Creative Arts

Professional Singer


Donovan Craft

Bachelors of Science in Finance from LSU

Tegan Jones, Secretary

Content Manager at Imagination

     Marketing Agency


Steve Marshall

Assistant Director at the U.S.

     Forest Service


Charles Stern Jr, Treasurer

Partner at Steeg Law Firm


Theodore Watson  

Minister at New Birth Missionary

     Baptist Church

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Board member and L9W homeowner Theodore Watson and his beautiful bride Sharon


Linda Jackson

Founder & Executive Director 

M.A. Sheehan

Director, House the 9 Program


Margaret Braun

Housing Advocate/Paralegal


Tashal Williams

Administrative Coordinator

Galethea Baham

Outreach Specialist


Cynthia Guillemet

Outreach Specialist


Carol Davis

Faith-based Outreach Specialist


Sarah Bruzzi

Development Coordinator

L9W homeowner Sarah Bruzzi, shown here with her family, is our new Development Coordinator.   She is excited to offer her experience in partnership development in the community she loves and where she raises her family.  She looks forward to getting to know you in the coming months, as we continue to partner together to build the future of the Lower 9th Ward. 

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New Orleans, LA 70117

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