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Members

 
Chair

Patrick Norton

is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Tulane University.   He is a Certified Public Accountant and received an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University.  He is also a current doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University.  Previously, Patrick was the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT,  and served on the boards of Porter Medical Center and Middlebury Interactive Languages.

 
Member

Stephen J. Boyard Jr.

is a retired teacher/school administrator with over 35 years of working experience in the field of education in the City of New Orleans.

 
Treasurer
 
James Raby
 

is a graduate of Walter L. Cohen High School in Central City, New Orleans and is the President of the Walter L. Cohen Alumni Association.

 
Member

Barbara Campbell MacPhee

is the founding principal of the N.O. Charter Science & Mathematics High School, now retired.  She has served on various local, non-profit boards and maintains a strong interest in public education and classical music opportunities for children in New Orleans.

 
Vice-Chairman

Shaun Rafferty

is an attorney practicing commercial and transactional law in New Orleans for over 32 years.  He previously served on the boards of Longue Vue House and Gardens, the New Orleans Museum of Art, St. George’s Episcopal School and Crocker Arts and Technology School, among others.

 
 
Member

Julia Walker

is a development professional who has worked with nonprofits in New Orleans for over 25 years.  She served as VP for Advancement at Tulane, where she directed a $250M national campaign.  Julie is now an independent fundraising consultant and has worked with several charter schools since Katrina.  She has published four fundraising books and is a national speaker and presenter.

 

 
 
Secretary 

Celeste Eustis

is a native New Orleanian with a background in corporate finance and an MBA from The University of New Orleans. She currently serves as a community volunteer for a variety of philanthropic efforts while raising her three children. 

 
Member
 
Dr. Ingrid Alvarado
 
 
Member
 
Marcus Pierre
 
Member
 
Adam Laurie
   
 
Beginning October 1, 2018, the membership of the governing or management board of each charter school located in a parish with a population between 325,000 and 375,000 persons, based on the most recent federal decennial census, shall include at least one member who is a parent, legal guardian, or grandparent of a student enrolled in the charter school or an alumnus of the school, who may be appointed or elected.