Board of Directors

Gregory St. Etienne, Treasurer, Chair and Board Contact

Charles West, Vice Chair

Alison Hartman, PhD, Secretary

Larry Kullman, Board Member Emeritus

Monique Cola, PhD

George Freeman

Derius Harrell

Christian Rhodes

Christy Slater

Carol Starr

David Barbier

Kim Henry

Kellie Turner

FirstLine Schools Executive Staff

Jay Altman, Chief Executive Officer

Gizelle Banks, Chief Financial Officer

Najah Shakir, Board Liaison


Sabrina Pence, Chief Academic Officer

Claudia Barker, Chief Development Officer



Board members can be contacted through the FirstLine Schools offices at 300 N. Broad Street, Suite 207, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 or by emailing Gregory St. Etienne.

FirstLine Schools’ public records custodian is Claudia Barker, Chief Development Officer of FirstLine Schools & Executive Director of Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.  She can be reached at FirstLine’s main number: 504-267-9038 or via email.


Upcoming Board Meetings

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
FirstLine Live Oak Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Arthur Ashe Charter School
5:00 -7:00PM

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Samuel J. Green Charter School
5:00 -7:00PM

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Langston Hughes Academy
5:00 7:00  PM

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Arthur Ashe Charter School
5:00 -7:00 PM