Executive Director

Michelle Erenberg has worked as a policy advocate, community organizer, and coalition coordinator for more than a decade. Her past work experience includes community organizing for Planned Parenthood in New Orleans, coordinating a diverse coalition of environmental, community and faith-based organizations across the Gulf Coast in response to the 2010 BP oil spill, and analyzing and educating the public about policies and public engagement opportunities related to ecological and community recovery and restoration. She previously served as a board member with the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section. In 2016, she co-founded Lift Louisiana, to educate, advocate and litigate to protect reproductive rights. She is a recipient of the 2022 Jane Bagley Lehman Award for her work fighting for reproductive justice. Erenberg has a BA in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from the University of New Orleans.

Development Director

Jennifer Sackeyfio has over 10 years of nonprofit experience with active rolls in community organizing, governmental relations, policy advocacy, and fundraising. Her education and career have always focused on her passion to serve oppressed communities and collaborate with those communities to find equitable solutions. Her experience intersects various fields in the arts, education, environmental justice, criminal injustice, and progressive political campaigns. Prior to becoming Lift Louisiana's Development Director in 2020, she led a fundraising effort on behalf of underserved youth to enable their participation in leadership and citizenship development programming. She considers herself a lifelong learner and a fundraiser for social change. 

Operations Manager

AK Singleton has been invested in building community power in the south for over six years. She spent four years organizing for environmental justice in Jackson, Mississippi, working with local and state offices and non-profit organizations to strategize climate solutions and messaging. Prior to becoming Lift’s Operations Manager, she worked with The Promise of Justice Initiative to represent incarcerated people across the state. 

Communications Manager

David Schmit is the founder of DMS Communications agency and has represented Lift Louisiana since 2018.