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.

Lilith Winkler-Schor, Program Director

Lilith joined Algiers Economic Development Foundation in April 2019 and contributes her skills in design, research, and community engagement to foster equitable development for Algiers. Additionally, she proudly represents AEDF in the New Orleans Complete Street Coalition. Previously, Lilith served as a contributor to various projects in partnership with Central City Renaissance Alliance, Arts Council New Orleans, Association for Community Design, and St. Anthony Green Streets, among others. Additionally, Lilith has supported the founding and implementation of The Blue House Civic Studio, an interdisciplinary work space; Mixed Media, a multimedia civic arts project; and Roots of Renewal, a reentry nonprofit for formerly incarcerated young adults. She is a Truman Scholar and holds both a B.A. and B.F.A. from Tulane University. In her spare time she loves biking around the city, supporting local bakeries, and staying up-to-date with New Orleans’ art scene.

Executive Committee


Rachel Shields

GNO, Inc.


Krista Pouncy-Dyson

Performance First Digital


Freddie King, III

King Law Firm


Shawanda Poree

Poree’s Embroidery


Tara Miller

Ochsner Westbank

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