HousingNola Appoints Andreanecia M. Morris As Executive Director
The board of directors for HousingNOLA has appointed Andreanecia M. Morris as its executive director effective. Morris has dedicated the past 20 years of her life to improving the affordable-housing market in New Orleans.
Throughout Morris’ career, she served as the Director of Communications for the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), Marketing Manager of HANO, Director of Telecommunications of HANO, Vice-President for Homeownership and Community Development for Providence Community Housing and as President and Chairwoman for the Board of Governors of the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans.
Since Hurricane Katrina, Morris has helped to create opportunities for approximately 500 families to become first-time home buyers. In December 2015, HousingNOLA released a 10-year plan that promised to add 5,000 affordable units to the city by 2021. The plan focused primarily on aiding the rebuilding of the 275,000 homes that were destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and has since been adopted by the city of New Orleans.
City Health Department’s Charlotte Parent Assumes New Role at LCMC Health
City of New Orleans Director of Health Charlotte Parent recently announced that after nine years of service she will leave her post on July 29, to become the assistant vice president of community affairs for Louisiana-based, non-for-profit healthcare system LCMC Health. Parent joined the New Orleans Health Department in June 2007 and has served as the Director of Health since January 2014. Under Parent’s leadership as Director of Health, the New Orleans Health Department became one of the first 50 health departments in the country to be fully accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). She also oversaw the transformation of the Health Department from providing direct care services to working to build a culture of health through population health initiatives.
Additionally, she served as vice-chairman of the Orleans Parish Hospital Service District-District A board which was created to restore health care services to New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward. In July 2014, the full-service, $130 million, 80-bed New Orleans East Hospital opened, providing emergency, surgical, cardiology, gastroenterology, radiology and rehab services to residents in that area.
Prior to joining the City, Parent was the Director of Maternal and Child Services at Touro in New Orleans, where she developed and oversaw services for expectant mothers and their families throughout the childbirth and post-natal experience. She received a degree in Nursing from Charity Hospital School of Nursing. Parent has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola University in New Orleans and a Masters in Healthcare Management from the University of New Orleans.
In her new role at LCMC Health, Charlotte will function as the lead executive on Medicaid expansion operations and implementation across some of their hospitals, liaise closely with their community’s primary care providers and FQHCs and work to build collaboration among nursing leadership. She will work on public health initiatives including population health efforts, alternative care delivery models, clinically integrated networks and other special projects.
Upon Parent’s departure, Jeffrey Elder, M.D., who serves as the City’s Director of Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS), will serve as the Interim Director of Health overseeing the department’s operations and initiatives.