• Board Members

    Dr. Charles Corprew

    What's Your Revolution?

    Dr. Charles S. Corprew, III is a transformational consultant, speaker, and leader. He dares to ask individuals and organizations, “What’s Your Revolution?” With his engaging speech and dynamic method of building relationships with stakeholders coupled with experiences as a scholar/activist, Charles has become sought after for his ability to provide innovative solutions that aid individuals and organizations to reform the world.

    Jeff Supak

    Community Resiliency

    Jeff Supak is the Community Resiliency Program Associate at Global Green and is one of the founders of the Water Wise NOLA program. The Water Wise program was founded after the release of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan as an effort to engage residents in rethinking how New Orleans lives with water. Through Jeff and the team’s dedication in conducting authentic outreach, partnership building and responding to the needs of residents in these neighborhoods, Water Wise was able to build a network of community leaders in advancing green infrastructure. In conjunction with this work, Jeff also collaborated with other organizations and individuals to launch the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative. In 2016, Jeff Supak was awarded the Advancing Resiliency award by the Mayor of New Orleans at the annual Neighborhood Summit. He also was awarded the Service Person Award presented by State Farm at the 2017 Millennial Summit. Jeff is also a 200 hour certified yoga teacher and teaches at Free to Be Power Yoga in New Orleans.

    Jesse Hartley

    Tulane University

    Jesse Hartley began her career as a clinical therapist and now brings her understanding of human behavior and psychology to higher education and alumni relations. No stranger to fund development and the non-profit world, Jesse served as state director of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Louisiana and executive director of a local children’s advocacy center. Jesse holds a Bachelors of Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Clinical Psychology from Mississippi State University, graduating top of her class, and is a published author. Jesse has a career portfolio that includes work with children, adolescents and women, specifically trauma assessments and resolution as well as fundraising and non-profit management. After experiencing the value of yoga in her own
    life, Jesse is completing a 200 hour RYS YTT at Ashtanga Yoga Room in order to teach in a volunteer capacity. She lives in New Orleans with her rescue pup, Sadie, aka Beast.

    Kimberly Doley

    Kimberly Doley is a native New Orleanian who attended Ben Franklin High School, University of Georgia, and New York University Law School. During her 11 years in New York, she worked on Wall Street and at a large international law firm. Upon returning home to NOLA in 2012, Kimberly discovered her yoga practice and completed a 200 hour teacher training at Free to Be Power Yoga in early 2014. She continues to deepen her understanding of the healing nature of the practice of yoga through self study and additional trainings. Trainings attended include Baptiste Level One and Art of Assisting as well as Yoga Therapy, Restorative Yoga, Reiki One, and Ayurveda One at Swan River Yoga. Kimberly currently teaches at Free to Be Power Yoga and the Church of Yoga. She also teaches children’s yoga, meditation, and mindfulness at Crocker College Prep and Noble Minds through Navigate NOLA, a local nonprofit that focuses on social and community wellness. Besides teaching yoga, Kimberly is a holistic life coach who teaches her clients mindfulness practices and encourages self reflection to bring awareness to habitual behaviors, limiting belief systems, and areas of life where they are feeling challenged, She provides support for her clients to find alignment with their purpose and to consciously create a healthy, more energetic, and fulfilling lives. She facilitates a new moon circle and workshops around understanding how energy works in our lives at Rosalie Apothecary. She also facilitates workshops around goal setting and living a healthy lifestyle. Kimberly loves to share about what it means to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle and is excited to be offering more programming and serving a broader population in New Orleans and beyond.

    Lauren Darnell

    MINO

    As soon as Lauren Darnell finished college, she set her sights on helping children. It was Harlem, New York, 2004, and Lauren was volunteering on the tennis court, showing middle school students how to rally and win. These simple lessons were an early hint of what was to become her life's mission: cultivating potential in young people, particularly boys and girls of color. These days, Lauren has been able to turn her passion into producing real results in her career, most recently at Son of a Saint, New Orleans College Prep, and Yoga Power Play.

     

    At Son of a Saint, she improved operations, marketing, public relations, and development through organization and strategic planning. Son of a Saint grew exponentially with Lauren’s support, curation and acquisition of major partnerships, including the University of New Orleans. She created training to streamline the vetting and onboarding of new mentors, mentees, and volunteers. Lauren in partnership secured substantial donations from foundations, individual donors, on-line campaigns, and signature fundraising events. Lauren also succeeded in securing grants to revitalize the mental health, tutoring and scholarship programs.

     

    As the founding Director of Yoga Power Play, a non-profit developed to teach trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness to students in schools to address stress, she delivered 3,500 hours of yoga in the classroom in 10 schools. She trained volunteers and teachers to assist in delivering a weekly curriculum across Orleans Parish. She is currently working with the Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies providing yoga for young women of color 11-19 in their C.A.T.S (Creating a Truer Self) program.

     

    As a New Orleans College Prep Lead Science and Social Studies Teacher, Lauren achieved monumental success with 54 students, 100% of whom achieved at least Basic or Above Basic on their standardized tests in Science (unheard of results for a first year teacher). She gained invaluable communication skills and learned pedagogical practices that continue to influence the way she trains and approaches work with youth.

     

    Lauren also gives back in her spare time, serving on the Boards of Project Peaceful Warriors, a yoga and mindfulness program in schools and Abeona House, a Reggio Emilia school for children from six weeks to five years based in mid-city New Orleans.

     

    Lauren also brings a sense of adventure and worldliness to whatever she does. She earned a Bachelor’s degree with a focus in anthropology and women’s studies and speaks basic Spanish and Italian. Lauren also worked for several years in the UK, based in London. She doesn't believe that we are ever truly finished learning, so she attends annual continuing education training at THE SPACE Como in Lake Como, Italy, where she continues to learn and hone her teaching skills with like-minded people from around the globe. She brings all this back home, in hopes of making life in New Orleans better for those who are in need the most.

     

    As Executive Director of Chefs Move Foundation, she intends to focus on supporting young women and men who have a passion for cooking and are determined to make a difference for their community and greater New Orleans.

    Lisa Collins

    Loyola University

    Lisa Collins has more than 15 years of experience in TV news as a news and promotions producer.

    She first worked as a reporter, photographer, producer and sports anchor for KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri. After working as a news producer at WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, she moved to New Orleans as a promotions producer at WDSU-TV. Collins returned to the newsroom in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, serving as the executive producer of special coverage for multiple high-profile events, as well as producing daily newscasts.

    She has won numerous local, state and regional awards and serves as a judge for Emmy and Press Club chapters around the country.

    Collins continues to work in newsrooms on a freelance basis.

    She has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri.

    Margaux Krane

    New Orleans Museum of Art

    Margaux Krane is the Communications and Marketing Manager at the New Orleans Museum of Art, merging her passion for social media, digital marketing, and art history. Her professional efforts have resulted in a benchmark-defying Twitter partnership, award-winning surprise and delight and social media campaigns, and being named the Social Media Ad Person of the Year by the Advertising Club of New Orleans in 2015. Margaux enjoys volunteering with the Young Leadership Council of New Orleans as their VP of Communications, and advocating for trauma-informed yoga through Project Peaceful Warriors. With the support of her board, Margaux launched Social Media Group in 2017, whose mission is to bring together industry experts to discuss emerging trends, share best practices, communicate strategies, and brainstorm around creative. A graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Art History and Archaeology, Margaux found her way to New Orleans by way of Baltimore. She is inspired by whiskey, pop culture, and digital strategy, in that order.

    Selawit Terrefe, PhD

    Tulane University

    Dr. Selamawit D. Terrefe is an Assistant Professor in English specializing in Global Black Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalysis, Continental Philosophy, Critical Theory, and Radical and Revolutionary Politics. Attending to the intersections between race and gender, popular culture and fantasy, and violence and desire, she has published in Theory and Event, Rhizomes, Oxford Bibliographies, The Feminist Wire, and has publications forthcoming by Rowman & Littlefield and Random House’s Oneworld. Her current manuscript, Impossible Blackness: Violence and the Psychic Life of Slavery, deploys psychoanalytic interventions centering on anti-Black violence to generate alternative paradigms of thought regarding race, sex, gender, the Black intramural, and revolutionary politics. Terrefe’s future research, conceptualized as a ‘semio(n)tics of Blackness,’ theorizes what she deems the ontics of Black maritime by turning attention to the ontic entity of the slave-in-flight in contemporary discourses of global Black migration and through Afro-futurist visual arts. Terrefe earned her PhD in English from the University of California, Irvine. Before coming to Tulane, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Black Atlantic Studies at the University of Bremen, Germany, in the department of English Speaking Cultures.