Board of Directors
Shannon B. Joseph, MBA
Shannon Brown Joseph is a dynamic and accomplished workforce development liaison with experience in federal and state funded programs, diversity initiatives and workforce programmatic development. As Director Talent Management-Workforce Development, Joseph oversees all workforce development programs for Ochsner Health System.
Ariann Arana is currently a school Special Education Coordinator and has been a teacher in Jefferson Parish for 9 years. Ariann also serves on the Superintendent’s Special Education Council with parents and other community stakeholders to ensure students with disabilities’ needs are met in the school system. As a parent of a child with special needs, Ariann has always been an advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
As a person with an IDD, Jill brings a unique understanding, passion and leadership quality to the ArcGNO Board. She began her IDD advocacy work with The Arc of Northern Virginia and The Arc of the USA in Washington, D.C. She testified before Virginia and Louisiana Legislative Committees as well as the U.S. Congress to initiate changes that impacted people with IDD.
Katy Jambon is currently an Investment Portfolio Manager for Hancock Whitney. A member for 5 years, she brings a financial and marketing expertise to the ArcGNO Board. Her commitment to the disability community is evident in her long-time role as a soccer coach for the Miracle League of New Orleans. She was born in New Orleans and is now married with children.
Katherine has been on the Arc of GNO’s board of directors since 2015, serving as president since 2019. In her career, she is a 20-year veteran in the marketing space working with New Orleans’ biggest brands including Smoothie King and Painting with a Twist. She currently owns her own marketing consultant agency which gives her the flexibility required to ensure Arc of Greater New Orleans continues the incredible day to day work needed in our community.
Dr. Whitney Hardy received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Following this, she completed her internship and residency at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital in Family medicine. Currently, she serves as the Associate Medical Director for Primary Care for Ochsner Westbank. She is a passionate physician leader with experience in clinical operations management, project implementation, and community outreach. She is committed to ending health disparities and empowering members of her community. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching indoor cycling, writing her science fiction novel, and meditation.
Jawanda J. Givens
She is also an active board member on two Workforce Development Local Boards, River Parishes and LAT Houma.
Christian Moises APR is communications manager for the Southern Forest Products Association in New Orleans.
A New Orleans native, he spent the first 10 years of his career in journalism, serving as an editor with New Orleans CityBusiness. His 20-plus years of experience includes marketing, communications, growth strategies, and business development for local, regional, and national companies in the death care, health care, legal, and accounting industries.
Christian earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana Tech University and his Accreditation in Public Relations from the Public Relations Society of America in 2015. He is a past member of the national board of directors for the Association for Accounting Marketing, past president of the Press Club of New Orleans, and a former board member for the Legal Marketing Association-New Orleans Chapter and WYES-TV, the PBS affiliate in New Orleans.
Get In Touch
Stay In Touch
925 Labarre Rd
Metairie, LA 70001