2016 Role Models

In October of 2016, YLC honored the accomplishments and contributions of 25 incredible leaders in the New Orleans community. Explore their bios, below!

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
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Amy Boyle Collins

Vice President, Gambel Communications
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Gabe Feldman

Paul and Abram B. Barron Associate Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
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Dr. L’Issa L. Gates

Ochsner Health Center for Children
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Bill Hammack

Board President, Kingsley House
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Jeffrey P. Hebert

Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans
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Raymond “Ray” Jeandron, Jr., CPA

KPMG, LLP (Retired)
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Kay Kerrigan

Board President, YAYA, Inc.
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Andrew “Andy” Kopplin

President and CEO, Greater New Orleans Foundation
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Bivian “Sonny” Lee, III

Founder, Son of a Saint
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Carol G. McCall

Education Committee Chair, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
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Leann Opotowsky Moses, Esq.

Partner, Carver Darden
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Alyson M. Mount, CPA

Chief Accounting Officer, Entergy Corporation
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Todd P. Murphy

President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
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Terri B. North

President and CEO, Providence Community Housing
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Wesley J. Palmisano

President, Palmisano Group
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Greg Reggio

Co-Founder, Taste Buds, Inc.
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Lee C. Reid, Esq.

Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese, LLP
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Petrice Sams-Abiodun, PhD

Literacy Alliance of Greater New Orleans
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Salvador A. Scaccia, Pharm.D.

Senior Vice President, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, West Operations
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Derrick Tabb

Co-Founder and Band Director, The Roots of Music
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