Ayodele Odiduro is a Licensed Agent with New York Life and is a former Senior Finance Director, Associate Dean, and analyst. His current focus is in helping families create, build, and preserve generational wealth. Originally from Texas, Ayo has lived all over the country. In fact, he has lived on all four US coasts. He is a believer in the benefits of education and is a life-long learner. He has a BS in Psychology from Tennessee State University (Go Big Blue!), a JD & MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and an MA in Anthropology from Tulane. He loves calling New Orleans home!
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.
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 a proud product of our public schools. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated with two Bachelors from University of New Orleans and her JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University where she was an Ernest N. Morial scholar. Since graduations, she has served as an administrator in public schools around the city including Harriet Tubman Charter School and Martin Behrman Elementary, where she was once a student. 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.
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 2020-23 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.
Board Meetings & Resources
See the calendar below for all upcoming meetings. All meetings take place at Living School.
All are welcome at Living School Board Meetings. Translation is available with 24 hours notice. Public comment is welcome on any item on the agenda. Members of the public wishing to comment may raise their hand and be recognized by the Board or Committee Chair to speak for up to 2 minutes per person, per agenda item. On any matter up for a vote, public comment must be heard prior to taking the Board’s vote. For members of the public wishing to address the Board for longer than 2 minutes on any given agenda item, please give the Board Chair at least 24 hours notice to be added to the agenda.