Staff

 

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. Since 2009, she has volunteered as a board member with the National Council of Jewish Women Greater New Orleans Section and has served as NCJW’s Louisiana Policy Advocate, a nationally appointed position, as well as Vice President of Public Affairs and Education. In these roles, she represented NCJW with a variety of coalitions in Louisiana advocating for reproductive rights, economic justice and civil rights. Erenberg has a B.A. in Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans and an MPA in Nonprofit Management from the University of New Orleans.

Statewide Outreach Coordinator

Robin Barber, has been a indispensable member of our reproductive health, rights and justice community since moving to New Orleans after Katrina in 2005. She previously worked with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast where she served as Community Engagement Manager and Public Affairs Specialist. Robin has spent most of her career working to engage communities, whether through health education, neighborhood development or disaster assistance. She is the proud mother of a daughter, Lindsay, and grandmother to 3 grandchildren.

Operations Manager

Kacie Stillings has worked in New Orleans' nonprofit sector since 2006, specializing in grant writing, event fundraising, and project management. As an independent consultant, she has helped clients file for 501(c)(3) status, secure grant funding, develop new programs, plan and produce events, create strategic plans, develop budgets, analyze finances, and evaluate operations. Kacie has served as the Development Director for Positive Vibrations Foundation and WRBH Radio for the Blind, and as a Grants Manager and Capacity Building Coordinator for the Pepsi Refresh Project, managing over two million dollars in grants to over 50 grantees nationwide, including over 30 grants to organizations responding to the BP oil spill in 2010. From 2009 to 2017, Kacie worked with MotherShip Foundation, host of the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, starting as a development consultant before being promoted to Executive Director in 2015. In April 2017, she left that role to join Lift Louisiana, initially serving as a project management consultant focused on organizational development, before becoming the Operations Manager in January 2019. Kacie received her Masters of Public Administration degree focused in Nonprofit Management from the University of New Orleans in 2011.