Kelsey R. Foster, Executive Director

Kelsey’s career has been focused on the intersection of economic policy, public finance, and community engagement. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College, a professional certificate in Public Finance from the University of Chicago, and is working towards a Masters of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. Foster is a resident of Algiers Point and serves as an At-Large board member of Old Algiers Main Street. Kelsey loves catching the sunset on the Algiers levee, riding the Algiers ferry to Mardi Gras parades, and grabbing a beer at the Crown and Anchor Pub.

Diana Powers, Program Manager

Diana Powers (she/they) is a versatile and passionate program manager, bringing extensive experience in non-profit and public sector collaboration to support communities. Originally from inner city Atlanta, she grew up on a community-owned land trust, instilling a lifelong commitment to social and environmental justice. Diana studied Public Policy at Georgia State University and earned her BA in Community Development from Portland State University. She has worked with various public, non-profit and community-based organizations in multiple cities, utilizing education, art, music, and culture as platforms for community resiliency and connection. Diana continuously seeks to improve community services and dismantle systemic barriers. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, traveling, and supporting local live music and arts.

Executive Committee


Tara Miller

Ochsner Health

first vice-president

Robert Royal

The Robert Royal Foundation

Second vice-president

Ben Morvant

Crescent Towing


John Paul Metzler



Christe Brewton


Head shot of Christe Brewton

Board of Directors

Past Presidents

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