• David Abdullah

  • Field of Work: Attorney

  • David Abdullah

    Field of Work: Attorney

    I am passionate about New Harmony because I am passionate about education in general. Having several educators in my immediate and extended family, the importance of a good education was instilled in me at a young age. I was taught that a proper education is the foundation for both personal and community growth. That said, it is clear to me that one education model does not fit all. To think otherwise is to ignore our individuality. I am passionate about New Harmony because it will provide an alternative platform that will allow students to learn while engaging in an area that truly interests them. Put plainly, if a child is interested in the subject matter, the learning takes care of itself.

  • Steve Cochran

  • Field of Work: Coastal Protection and Restoration

  • Steve Cochran

    Field of Work: Coastal Protection and Restoration

    Coastal Protection and Restoration – for people, and for nature.

    I am passionate about New Harmony because I think New Harmony High goes to the heart of what we need – creative, energetic, passionate and educated kids on their way to becoming adults, focused on every aspect of our biggest problem here. With that as a base, how can we not succeed.

  • Hassan Hassan

  • Field of Work: Director of Investments

  • Hassan Hassan

    Field of Work: Director of Investments

    Bio Coming Soon…

  • Arthur Johnson

  • Field of Work: Fundraising Professional and Non-Profit Leader

  • Arthur Johnson

    Field of Work: Fundraising Professional and Non-Profit Leader

    Arthur was born in the Nation’s Capital but his roots are in New Orleans and date back to visits with his grandmother who lived in the Lower Ninth Ward on Fostall Street. He grew up in Washington, DC, and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from The George Washington University and the University of the District of Columbia, respectively. He relocated to New Orleans in 1999 where he has established himself as an accomplished fundraising professional and non-profit leader with a number of educational institutions and non-profit organizations. This has included work with Tulane and Xavier Universities and the New Orleans Public Schools. More recently, he has served as Regional Vice President for Major Gifts with the American Heart Association, Director for the Office of Development for Episcopal Community Services of Louisiana, and Chief Development Officer for Operation Reach. As CSED’s Chief Executive Officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and works closely with staff and volunteers to advance CSED’s key initiatives focused on Food Security, the Natural Environment and the Built Environment. Being on the Board of New Harmony High School provides opportunities to explore and development young minds and leaders of the future!

  • Robert Keogh

  • Field of Work: School Finance & Operations

  • Robert Keogh

    Field of Work: School Finance & Operations

    Finance Director with 4th Sector Solutions, a back-office consulting company partnering with charter schools and non-profits throughout the country.

    I am passionate about New Harmony because it will provide an incredibly unique high school experience to Louisiana students who are passionate about the environmental impacts to our state’s beloved coastline.

  • Alex Kolker

  • Field of Work: Coastal geologist

  • Alex Kolker

    Field of Work: Coastal geologist

    I study the landscapes that exist across coastal Louisiana, how they change, and how people can impact these coastal environments in ways that can contribute to coastal restoration.

    I am passionate about New Harmony because it offers a great opportunity for students to learn about our coastal landscapes and the many beautiful, fascinating and wonderful environments that exist throughout our state.

  • Kelly Ransom

  • Field of Work: Attorney

  • Kelly Ransom

    Field of Work: Attorney

    Attorney with the law firm of Kelly Hart & Pitre in New Orleans, Louisiana. My practice is focused on environmental and oil and gas litigation.

    I am passionate about New Harmony High because I believe that education and community involvement are crucial to addressing the coastal erosion and the associated coastal restoration and preservation issues threatening the communities of South Louisiana.

  • Bob Thomas

  • Field of Work: Tropical biologist

  • Bob Thomas

    Field of Work: Tropical biologist

    Tropical biologist who specializes in neotropical herpetology. My educational passions focus on improvement in the communication of science, specifically regarding environmental, cultural, and economic aspects of coastal protection.

    I am passionate about New Harmony due to its focus on giving lifestyle and educationally integrated context to the importance of coastal sustainability.

  • Monique Verdin

  • Field of Work: Storytelling

  • Monique Verdin

    Field of Work: Storytelling

    Over the years, I have used the arts to expose the intersectional environmental, social and economic conditions, present at the base of the Mississippi River Delta, ranging from documentary filmmaking to culturally site-specific installations and theatrical performances.

    I’m passionate about New Harmony because citizens, especially our youth, need to understand the dynamics of how our beautiful delta works and whats broken; as well as, skill sets, knowledge and inspiration to envision sustainable restoration and preservation for future generations.