2016 Role Models
Each year, YLC selects 25 individuals who have distinguished themselves by actively contributing to the betterment of our community in the following ways:
Promoting a positive attitude and unyielding desire to enhance the quality of life in our community
Striving to unite our community in collaborative efforts for its further prosperity
Serving as an exemplary role model to young professionals
Taking an effective and vigorous leadership role in our community
Making specific contributions in his or her specific field of endeavor
Explore YLC’s 2016 Role Model Award recipients, below!
Joseph Pierre “Big Chief Monk” Boudreaux
Big Chief, Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Tribe
Amy Boyle Collins
Vice President, Gambel Communications
Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
Dr. L’Issa L. Gates
Ochsner Health Center for Children
Board President, Kingsley House
Jeffrey P. Hebert
Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans
Raymond “Ray” Jeandron, Jr., CPA
KPMG, LLP (Retired)
Board President, YAYA, Inc.
Andrew “Andy” Kopplin
President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Bivian “Sonny” Lee, III
Founder, Son of a Saint
Carol G. McCall
Education Committee Chair, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
Leann Opotowsky Moses, Esq.
Partner, Carver Darden
Alyson M. Mount, CPA
Chief Accounting Officer, Entergy Corporation
Todd P. Murphy
President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Terri B. North
President and CEO, Providence Community Housing
Wesley J. Palmisano
President, Palmisano Group
Co-Founder, Taste Buds, Inc.
Lee C. Reid, Esq.
Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese, LLP
Petrice Sams-Abiodun, PhD
Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
Salvador A. Scaccia, Pharm.D.
Senior Vice President, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, West Operations
Co-Founder and Band Director, The Roots of Music