Our Staff

David Emond, Executive Director

Dennis Bagneris, Director of Youth Success

Seth Hamstead, Director of Social Enterprise

Lindsey Zan, Director of Culture and Talent

Harry Schnur, Director of Development

Susan Marenco, School Nutrition Program Manager

Brandon Woodie, School Nutrition Program Production Manager

Dix Marie deLaneuville, Career Development Manager

Tasheena Butler, Culinary Training Manager

Nadia Laher, Development Coordinator

Nikki Dufour, Catering Sales Coordinator

Erin Laurent, Food and Beverage Manager

Adam Martinez, Poydras General Manager

Guenevere Hoy, Health and Wellness Coordinator

Brianna Skinner, Career Development Associate

Devon Turner, Youth Leadership Program Manager

Janet Davas, Founder
After almost thirty years’ experience in the energy sector where she gained exceptional organizational and communication skills and business acumen, Ms. Davas co-founded Liberty’s Kitchen in 2008 in response to her commitment to help rebuild and renew New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. She built an organization that helped to transform the lives of over 300 disconnected youth during the five years she served as Executive Director. She also initiated a school lunch program that served over one million healthy, freshly prepared meals to public school children in the city over her tenure. Additionally, Ms. Davas spearheaded Liberty's Kitchen's expansion and move to the ReFresh Project. Her impact on Liberty's Kitchen will resound through the many people she touched and the structure and resources she developed to guide youth to paths in which they can flourish.

Other Key Staff Members

Our team is joined by two Young Men’s Voices (have) Power interns brought to us through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.