Danneka Mitchell, JD
Danneka currently serves as Director of Finance and Operations at KIPP Frederick Douglass High School. She is a native New Orleanian and proud product of our public schools with two Bachelors from University of New Orleans and her JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University. She is firm believer that a great education changes lives and she is committed to being a part of ensuring all kids have access to a great school.
Kieta is a native of LA and Chicago respectively. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Howard University and a Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology/Elementary Education from Fisk University. For over twenty-five years Kieta has had the unique chance of charting a professional path that has allowed her to serve and support communities both domestically and abroad.
Pepper Roussell, Esq, MSCIT
Pepper Bowen Roussel is the Founding Director of Culinaria Center for Food Law, Policy, and Culture, Chair of the New Orleans Food Policy Advisory Committee, Trustee on the CrescentCare board, and Steering Committee member of Value Louisiana’s Regional Sustainability Committee.
Dr. Bethel Cager
Dr. Bethel Cager, a career educator who has spent more than 29 years in education, has been named the principal of Lake Area High School.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Cager has impacted student learning from Pre-Kindergarten to the University level. Dr. Cager was born and raised in Gentilly and comes from a family of educators.
Dr. Mark Lister, MD
Dr. Lister is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tulane University and the owner and chief medical officer of House Call Pediatrics, a pediatric medical practice in New Orleans that delivers care within patients’ homes. His work has helped to develop resident curriculum for simulation training and culinary medicine. His research interests are in healthy lifestyle promotion and obesity prevention.
Join Our Board!
We are seeking diverse community leaders for the 2023-26 Term!
Living School’s Family Council has two elected representatives on the Board of Directors: one being the Family Council Chair (or another Family Council Officer appointed by the Chair) and the second being a parent/guardian elected by their peers who is not otherwise an officer of the Family Council (to be referred to as the Family Board Member).
Family members looking to join the Board should reach out to the Family Council.
Family member election to the Board shall proceed in the same manner all Board members are elected to the Board in accordance with Living School’s Bylaws and the Board’s Election Policies. All Board nominations and elections are overseen by the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors