Matthew Schwartz is President and Co-Founder of The Domain Companies, a development company focused on high-impact and sustainable community development. The Domain Companies invest considerably in helping New Orleans residents improve their livelihoods. Schwartz became involved with Liberty’s Kitchen while working on several affordable housing communities along Tulane Avenue. He was impressed with LK’s innovative approach to creating opportunity for people in the communities they serve.
Tiffany Harvill is the principal consultant at Harvill Business Solutions, where she provides financial and business process consulting to small and startup entrepreneurs. Harvill brings to the Liberty’s Kitchen Board substantial leadership experience in financial management, process improvement and talent development across several industries including social entrepreneurship, retail, commercial lending, management consulting, and municipal government. Harvill is most inspired by the opportunity to fully deploy her professional proficiency in support of enhancing educational outcomes. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Harvill is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.
Jeffrey is an attorney at Jones Walker in New Orleans where he primarily focuses on real estate transactions, commercial lending, and general business law. He’s played a key role in transformative projects for the city of New Orleans, including the development and financing of a number of mixed-used developments and hotels. Jeffrey serves as Secretary of the board at Liberty’s Kitchen and resides in New Orleans with his family.
Scott is the Senior Development Officer at Butler | Callahan Holdings. Previously, Scott worked at a private equity firm and energy analyst. Scott received his B.S. from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and an Energy Specialization from Tulane University the following year.
Herb Anderson is the CEO of GoPark. He is a Board Member of Liberty’s Kitchen, Board Member of Our Little Roses (Honduras) and Chairman of the Board of De La Salle High School. He is inspired by seeing young people who, despite huge obstacles in some cases, envision a better life for themselves and, through hard work and intestinal fortitude, complete the Liberty’s Kitchen program and move into a career.
Patrick is the Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work where he has held the role since 2016. Prior to Tulane University, Patrick was the Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. Patrick is also proud to share that he has not missed a single Guest Chef Night at Liberty’s Kitchen.
Greg’s business expertise relates to crisis and reputation management. He’s been the Consul of Iceland for the Gulf Coast states for 25 years and is in his second year as Dean of the Louisiana Diplomatic Corps. Greg is also active in his Global Missions church committee and in his church’s disaster recovery and rebuilding program.
Leonard’s practice includes corporate law, commercial litigation, complex business litigation, multi-district litigation, mass torts, class actions and railroad crossing matters. Leonard is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and New Orleans Bar Association among others. Leonard has been named a Best Lawyer in America seven years in a row and is an active member in the New Orleans non-profit community.
Ellen Frischhertz is a social worker and volunteer activist. Her passion for improving the quality of life for community members, one person at a time, brought her to Liberty’s Kitchen where she’s an active board member. Ellen is originally from Freeport, Texas and resides in New Orleans with her family.
Stephen Hanemann is a self-described New Orleans Philanthropic Aficionado. Besides loving his family, friends, food, music, and New Orleans, Hanemann enjoys working with fellow New Orleanians who share his passion for community improvement. Hanemann serves as a director of Liberty’s Kitchen and several other local non-profit and civic organizations in furtherance of his desire to keep New Orleans the greatest, most welcoming and most interesting city on Earth.
Hassan has worked in the education sphere in Boston and Washington, D.C., before landing in New Orleans at 4.0 Schools where he serves as interim Chief Executive Officer. In addition to being an active board member at Liberty’s Kitchen, Hassan also sits on the board of directors for New Harmony High School and The LIFE School.
The Honorable Calvin Johnson, retired Chief Judge of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court established the first Mental Health Treatment Court in the State of Louisiana in 2002. By 2005, this Special Court was selected as one of four demonstration courts in the country. Prior to establishing the first Mental Health Treatment Court, Judge Johnson served as Drug Court Judge from 1994 until 2002. As Chief Judge at the time Hurricane Katrina struck, Judge Johnson directed proceedings and maintained court functions simultaneously across eight statewide locations. He is the recipient of the La. Supreme Court Justice Albert Tate Award for Judicial Excellence, the Louis A. Martinet Award for Judicial Excellence, the ACLU Ben Smith Award for Community Service, the Loyola Law School Alumni of the year award, the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans Hero award, the Juvenile Justice for Youth Award, the Crime Stoppers Award and the Louisiana Bar Association Presidents Award. Judge Johnson remains on the faculty of the Loyola Law School.
Kara Johnson is a litigation attorney with the office of the Louisiana Attorney General. She served as the Chief of Staff for former Council Member Nadine Ramsey and is the owner of Kara Johnson & Associates LLC. She previously served as In-House Counsel for the Orleans Parish Sherriff’s Office. She also serves on the board of Liberty’s Kitchen. Born and raised in New Orleans, Kara received her J.D. from the Tulane University Law School and her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of New Orleans.
Tiffany Oestreicher is a real estate developer, Teen Life Counts Suicide Prevention instructor, NOCCA Board Member, and mother to three children. Originally from New York City, she has lived in New Orleans for 24 years. She has a BS in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing. Young people and their successful mental health and maturation has always been at the core of her passions. She joined the Liberty’s Kitchen board to give young people an opportunity to recognize their potential and live a full productive life.
JaNet is a New Orleans native who has worked to serve children of all ages in education system and mental health. JaNet is a social worker and is passionate about helping people find ways to be the best version of themselves. Her current focus is training other professionals to learn and facilitate a mental health process with families to rediscover their strengths and needs through teamwork and unconditional care.
Denise is a retired attorney with 30 years of practice in the areas of corporate, securities and commercial transactions. After experiencing the impact of Hurricane Katrina, Denise wanted to give back to her community. The Liberty’s Kitchen business model impressed her and prompted her to join its board in 2011 , and serve as its Vice Chair until 2017. Denise also serves on the board of directors at Good Shepherd School.
Sylvia Scineaux-Richard is a community activist devoted to critical issues involving the city of New Orleans in general and in East New Orleans (ENO) in particular. She has been the driving force to empower the residents and subdivision commission members on an organized path to protect, promote and preserve their neighborhoods, as well as maintain and enhance our community.
Cleveland, a native New Orleanian, is the chair of Liberty’s Kitchen’s Development and Marketing Committee. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans, and 10 years of professional experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and event production across a number of industries. In July 2008, Cleveland founded Spears Consulting Group. In November 2014 the company rebranded as Spears Group, indicating a more partnership-like relationship with its clients. Spears Group currently operates as a full service marketing, public relations and event production firm.
Jennifer Weishaupt is the Founder and CEO of The Ruby Slipper Cafe, a neighborhood breakfast and brunch cafe with 9 locations in 3 states. Weishaupt is a mother to three cool kids. She serves to ensure that the youth of New Orleans have the opportunity to build a successful career for themselves, while building a successful future for our city.