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Board of Trustees

Here’s some background on the Board and what’s involved.

CrescentCare is a non-profit, 501(c)3 community-based organization whose mission is to strengthen our entire community through whole-person healthcare and education.

Originally founded as a task force working in response to the HIV epidemic in the 1980s, CrescentCare has served the community in New Orleans for nearly 40 years. In 2013, the organization expanded its mission, became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and officially changed its name to CrescentCare. We offer an array of services including primary medical care, dental, behavioral health, case management, health education, food and nutrition, housing, legal services, counseling and testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases, and a syringe access program.

Interested in becoming a member of the Board?

As part of our commitment to serving the community, CrescentCare encourages you to apply to join our Board of Trustees. We are seeking individuals from the community who have a commitment to the Greater New Orleans community and a passion for access to high-quality, whole-person healthcare. While not everyone will be selected to serve on the Board of Trustees, each applicant may be considered for other volunteer leadership roles, such as an advisory council role. Further information about board requirements, the selection process, and responsibilities can be found below. When you are ready to take the next step, please click Become a Board Member to apply!

Board Requirements

  • Representative of the community and patient population (sex, gender, ethnicity)
  • 51% of board members must receive care at CrescentCare
  • No more than one half (50%) of the non-consumer board members may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.
  • Between 11 and 25 members
  • The needed professional skills and experience to support the organization (finance, medical, real estate, legal, etc.)

Board Selection Process

  • Applications are referred to the Board of Trustees Governance/Nominating Committee along with any information the applicant provides (resume/CV, biographical sketch)
  • The Governance/Nominating Committee reviews the application and makes a recommendation to the Board.
  • New terms start annually on July 1 and the term is three years. Board members may serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Board Member Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend Board meetings (usually held on the first Monday evening of every month at 6:00 pm at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.). The meetings usually last about an hour and half
  • Serve on at least one committee of the Board (Governance, Quality, or Finance)
  • Support the fund development efforts of the Agency to the extent possible
  • Approve policies, hours of operation, locations
  • Ensure effective, efficient, and financially sound operation of the agency
  • Short and Long Term Strategic Planning
  • Evaluate the CEO
  • Board self-evaluation
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization
  • Duty of care, loyalty, and obedience to the organization

Our Current Board:

Benita Chatmon - Board Co-Chair
Clinical Nursing Education: Assistant Dean

Keith Parchman - Board Co-Chair
Staff Attorney, IRS

Shanika Thompson - Secretary
IT Training Lead, PAN Foundation

DeAnna Davis - Treasurer

Andre Stolier
Associate, Smith & Fawer LLC

Ben Nobles
Reverend Deacon, Trinity Episcopal Church

Benita Chatmon
Clinical Nursing Education: Assistant Dean

Clarence "CJ" Nash
Associate Team Leader, CRC Insurance

Deborah Dixon
Game Tester

Keisha Washington
Real Estate Broker

Kryshonda Alleyne

Patrick Bell
Licensed Psychologist

Paul Doolan

Payton Robinson
Career Coach, STRIVE International, Inc.

Quinn Lacey
Instructor, LSU School of Nursing

Scott Phillips
Dynamic Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management

Sergio Farfan
Co-Founder, LLHC, and Consumer Advocate

Viviana De La Rosa

William Morgan
Assistant Professor of Clinical Section of Ambulatory Medicine