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About Us

Board & Staff

Board of Directors

  • Maxwell CiardulloBoard Chair

  • Jaleesa JacksonVice Chair

  • Miriam Isabel Barrios Secretary

  • Alisha FloridaTreasurer

  • Angela Owczarek
  • Angele Burns
  • Ashley Winley
  • Chanel Williams
  • Courtney Jackson
  • De Borah Williams
  • DeVonn Jarrett
  • Hannah Adams
  • Renata Loya
  • Sharon M. O'Donnell
  • Riga Watkins


Our Supporters


To date, JPNSI has received funding and pro bono support from the following foundations, institutions, organizations, and government programs:

  • Alliance for Housing Justice
  • Azavea
  • Ben & Jerry's Foundation
  • ​Capital One Foundation
  • Carnegie Mellon Fellowship at Tulane University
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development
  • Crescent City CLT’s Futures Fund
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Federal HOME funds through City of New Orleans Office of Community Development
  • Federal HOME funds through Louisiana Housing Corporation
  • Greater New Orleans Foundation Racial Equity Fund
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Grounded Solutions
  • Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health
  • Hill-Snowden Foundation​​
  • Homes For All South
  • JP Morgan Chase and Company Foundation
  • Kataly Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law​
  • NOLA TRU (New Orleans, LA Tenants Rights Union) 
  • Ratliff Charitable Foundation
  • ​Right to the City Alliance
  • RosaMary Foundation
  • Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation
  • Ruby Slipper
  • Solidaire
  • Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Sparkplug Foundation
  • The Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
  • The Milano School for International Affairs, Management & Urban Policy, The New School
  • The City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grants Program
  • Tulane University
  • United Frontline Table
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development

In addition to the above, hundreds of individual donors sustain JPNSI's work through contributions averaging about $50.

JPNSI is governed by a working board, and a small but growing staff--drawing from years of experience in social justice organizing, public policy, human rights advocacy, public interest law, philanthropy, and housing development and construction.

Our Community Partners