Our Team

Deeply rooted in the New Orleans homeless crisis


Lou Anne White

Lou Anne White is a graduate of Indiana University and has over 35 years of experience in homeless related areas. She has worked in the supportive housing industry for over 15 years. She has provided technical assistance to private and public agencies, developers, community-based organizations and property managers. Ms. White is an expert in permanent supportive housing, a model that combines affordable housing with flexible services. She is a graduate of the University of New Orleans Community Development Finance Program. Ms. White is the Executive Director and is receiving no compensation.

Gervis Reed

Gervis has over 20 years of experience in homeless communities. As manager and director, she has led teams that successfully worked with people to move from streets to homes.. Ms. Reed excels in program development and staff training. She is skilled in motivational interviewing, active listening, harm reduction as well as case management, crisis intervention, and engagement. Ms. Reed is Chairperson of the organization and is receiving no compensation.

Deborah Y. Clark

Deborah is a graduate of Purdue University and Boston University School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, as well as the bars of the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She retired from the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS, in 2013, where her last position was Special Counsel to the Associate Chief Counsel. Among her areas of expertise during 35 years of practice were income tax and accounting, partnerships, corporate tax and tax litigation. Deborah has volunteered with and served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Since her retirement, she has accepted pro bono tax cases and continues her volunteer work.

Margo Maes

Margo received a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge. She has worked with design-build as well as architecture and engineering firms. Margo has experience with a variety of building types and processes from concept through conception. Past experience includes work on New Orleans City Hall, Ochsner Clinic, and the Rosenwald Center. She and her husband are currently designing and building their home and a shipping container workshop. She is Board Secretary and receives no compensation.

Danna Landry

Danna is native New Orleanian, has worked with community-based organizations providing HIV prevention and education services. After Katrina, she worked in the cleanup and restoration efforts. An African American lesbian activist, Ms. Landry is driven by a mission to see that all people have access to decent and affordable housing Post-Katrina. Motivated by the displacement and the effects of being homeless by Hurricane Katrina, Landry considers her work on this project a “Perfect Fit.” Ms. Landry is a graduate of McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School and Southern University of New Orleans. She is Treasurer of the organization and receiving no compensation.

Alcee Metevier

Alcee is a Louisiana native and a graduate of Louisiana State University. She has spent many years volunteering for a range of non-profit organizations, including those addressing climate change, early childhood education, bicycle advocacy, and food scarcity. She recently transitioned her passion for volunteering into a career in non-profit consulting in the Bay Area. Her love of New Orleans and her desire to help address the affordable housing crisis brought her to Louvis Services and she is excited to put her skills and experience to work furthering the organization’s mission to serve and support the homeless population of New Orleans.

Katie Nguyen

Katie grew up in Fairfax Virginia and received a B.S. in Architecture at the University of Virginia. After her first visit to New Orleans, she fell in love with the city and soon thereafter made it her home. She received her Masters in Architecture from Tulane University and went on to work at Colectivo, a small New Orleans based firm. Her experience at a small firm allowed her to see multiple small projects through from start to finish and gave her a chance to take on a wide variety of responsibilities. Katie spends most weekends working on her 1970’s Airstream trailer, enjoying walks through the city with her dog, and seeking out tasty food.

Kimberly Woodard

Kimberly serves as Director of Development for the Ronald McDonald House of South Louisiana. As Chief Fundraising Officer, she is responsible for developing a comprehensive, best practices program that fosters a culture of philanthropy. Prior to her appointment, she was the Director of Development at Dillard University and served in multiple development leadership roles at Wiley College in Texas. Kimberly began her fundraising career more than 15 years ago as a volunteer at her alma mater, Tuskegee University in Alabama. As an active member of the United Negro College Fund National Alumni Council, she was recognized as their Outstanding Alumna of the Year. She has served as Executive Director of the Tuskegee National Alumni Association since 2012 and serves as a Board Member of the Tuskegee Housing Foundation as Treasurer.