P.O.W.E.R.® Advisory Board
Just think what can happen when a group of determined, POWERful women work together. Our P.O.W.E.R. Advisory Board is focused on advising P.O.W.E.R. members and ensuring that the the P.O.W.E.R. program is successful.
Southern Services & Equipment, Inc.
President/CEO of Southern Services & Equipment, Inc. Chairwoman of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce. Board member of the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation, the First Planning District of the Louisiana Workforce Development Board, and Fidelity Bank POWER Advisory Board.
Publisher - VIVA NOLA Magazine
A native of Columbia, AnaMaria is a media professional and the publisher of VIVA NOLA Magazine, a bilingual multiplatform publication that seeks to connect cultures and give a voice to the Hispanic community in the Greater New Orleans area.
President / CEO - Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation
Jessica leads several organizations including the Ray and Jessica Brandt Family Foundation, Ray Brandt Auto Group and Pascal's Manale Restaurant.
RYCARS Construction, LLC
Stephanie Burks, Co- Founder, Vice- President, and Division Leader of Administration for RYCARS Construction, LLC, is the spearhead of the RYCARS brand. RYCARS, has completed over $200 million dollars in commercials roofing and construction projects for over 90 different customers in a variety of facilities such as; healthcare, multi-family-units; institutions, hotels, water treatment facilities and military bases.
Davillier Photography & Graphics and About Town Social.
Lacy is a proud graduate of Ursuline Academy and New York University. Photography is her first love and has taken her through 11 years of business ownership. She now uses photography to help entrepreneurs sustain viable content marketing strategies without stress or overwhelm and believes that everyone deserves a shot at following their dreams. Lacy is involved in several local organizations that support entrepreneurs and women including the GNO Elite BNI Chapter, the Ursuline Academy Alumnae Board, and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.
One More Thing
Believing that economic opportunity should be accessible to everyone, Lizy founded One More Thing,where she applies her business development and marketing expertise to helping companies big and small drive growth through meaningful engagement and mutually beneficial partnerships.
RE Max Alliiance
Melanie Graves is a Commercial Realtor with RE Max Alliance.
Shawntele, Co-Founder/CEO of Star Automotive LLC, her company is a full-service repair and maintenance center. Providing a valuable service at a reasonable cost. Star Automotive, is known for caring, maintaining and meeting the needs of vehicles, through complete automotive repair.
Kelly's passion is to help women discover how good they can feel in their bodies. A Certified Health Coach and Functional Medicine Practitioner, she is the founder of Pursue Wellness, and helps women who have chronic symptoms and diagnoses learn how to support their bodies in restoring function and energy levels.
Norma Jean McClain
Advisory Board Member
Naomi Narcisse is a small business and public speaking consultant. She is also a Professor of Communications at Southeastern Louisiana University. Naomi has a supportive husband, a brilliant 6 year old son, and a rambunctious, assertive 8 month old girl. https://www.narcissemarketresearch.com
Monica Pierre is an Emmy Award winning journalist, television and radio talk show host, author and speaker who teaches digital storytelling to the next generation of broadcasters at Xavier University.
Acadian Medical Consultants
As President and CEO of Acadian Medical Consultants , Susan has extended the importance of radiation protection awareness to medical companies whose reps are exposed to harmful radiation. Acadian Medical Consultants is recognized and certified by Woman Owned Small Business, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and Women and Minority Owned Business.
Trading Counsel Solutions, LLC
Nicole is owner, Director and Trading Counsel at Trading Counsel Solutions, LLC (“TCS”). She started TCS to provide innovative, practical, real-time and affordable advisement to corporate clients. Nicole focuses her advice on multi-commodity transactions including derivatives, physical transactions, logistics and transportation and regulatory and compliance training.
A firm believer that it’s never too late to begin again, Karen’s story gives hope to women entrepreneurs who are interested in reinventing themselves and who are ready to step into their power. As a Certified Wellness Coach, Karen is passionate about helping women, of all ages, cultivate the principles of self-love, mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, intention and authenticity. Her mission is to improve the health and happiness of her clients creating a ripple effect of positivity that transforms the world. Karen and her business partners are currently developing, Grand Bend Tennis Retreat, a boutique tennis and wellness retreat facility in Bay St. Louis, MS. https://www.outbackspecialties
Work - A Business Resource
Melissa is an accountant and owner of Work – A Business Resource, LLC, a provider of outsourced accounting, bookkeeping and business consulting services focused on small and medium-sized businesses. Melissa is certified as a QuickBooks ProAdvisor and is also a Certified Internal Auditor. www.workabusinessresource.com
Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn, PhD, LPC-S
Advisory Board Member
Dr. Wilborn is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Supervisor, keynote speaker, author, and founder and producer of the annual Black Women’s Wellness Conference of New Orleans™, which was established in 2016 to promote mental health and wellbeing in Black women. She is the Owner and Chief Clinical Officer of Wilborn Clinical Services, a multiservice practice that provides counseling, coaching, continuing education workshops, and consultation.
Fidelity Bank Board Members
Katie was the first female Director in Fidelity Bank’s history. Katie is the great-granddaughter of Allain C. Andry, Sr., one of the original founders of Fidelity Bank in 1908. Katie was named Chairman of the Board in August 2010 and possesses broad knowledge in various aspects of the banking industry, particularly financial institution management.
Tammy is a Senior Vice President and Brand Manager for Fidelity Bank. She was instrumental in the creation of P.O.W.E.R. at Fidelity and is involved in many organizations focused on the empowerment of women and women owned businesses.
Liz works to provide financial tools, business resources and networking opportunities to women business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the region. She is known as our “Girl on the Geaux” as she is involved in numerous local nonprofits and events in New Orleans. In addition to her career at Fidelity Bank, Liz is a proud woman business owner of GoGo Booth, a local photo booth rental company.