Thursday, October 8, 2009

Board Candidates Bios for NPN Board Elections on October 14th

Neighborhoods Partnership Network will hold Board Member elections at our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday October 14, 2009 at the Urban League of New Orleans. The meeting will commence at 5:30 pm The Urban League is located at 2322 Canal Blvd. Below are the bios for the board candidates.

Paul Barricos

Central Carrollton Association, Planning District 3

Paul Baricos is a resident of New Orleans and Executive Director of the Carrollton-Hollygrove Community Development Corporation. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, Paul served as the Technical and Financial Support Manager of New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative and was responsible for managing NONDC’s multi-tiered grants and technical assistance programs for neighborhood-based community development corporations. He is a founding member and currently serves on the board of the Central Carrollton (Resident’s) Association.

Leslie Ellison

Tunisburg Square Civic Homeowners Improvement Association, Planning District 12

Leslie A. Ellison is currently the Administrator of Gideon Christian Fellowship International, a multicultural inner-city church in New Orleans. Leslie is also a member of Tunisburg Square Homeowners Civic Association, Algiers Economic Development Foundation Board of Advisory and the Black Alliance for Educational Options. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Southern University at New Orleans

Vaughn Fauria

Downtown Neighborhoods Improvement Association, Planning District 4

Vaughm Fauria is CEO of NewCorps, which works with minority businesses and community nonprofits. She has been a dynamic driver of small business and minority business opportunities

Davida Finger

Carrollton Riverbend Association, Planning District 3

Davida Finger is an attorney at Loyola Law Clinic in New Orleans where she teaches the Community Justice clinic and Law and Poverty course and was a fellow with NPN's inaugural Capacity College program.

Felicia Kahn

Baronne St. Neighbor Association, Planning District 3

Felicia serves on the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee. Last year, she was an elected delegate to the National Democratic Convention and served on the CBD Historic District Landmarks Commission, and on the Voters Service committee of the League of Women Voters.

Robert Desmarais Sullivan

Central Carrollton Association, Planning District 3

Robert is the board-secretary of the Central Carrollton Association among other things, and will serve as CCA representative to NPN meetings.

Sylvia Scineaux-Richard

New Orleans East, ENONAC, Planning District 9

Sylvia has been President of ENONAC from 2008 to the present. Sylvia was also Assistant Professor, Medical Technology at Southern University at New Orleans, and retired in May 2009 after 30 years. She has been a Real Estate Associate Broker for over 30 years, and is a member of Neighborhood Partnership Network (NPN).

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