Board of Directors
Katherine Leblanc has marketed some of New Orleans’ most recognizable brands including Smoothie King, Dickie Brennan and Co. and the Louisiana SPCA. She is now the CMO of Painting with a Twist, where she’s leads marketing, IT and research and development departments with the goal of driving innovation to increase sales and maintain Painting with a Twist as the leader in the craft and sip category. Katherine lives in New Orleans with her husband and two children where they own Bevi Seafood Co., a neighborhood seafood market dedicated to preserving the culture of tradition through food in South Louisiana.
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.
Deborah Armstrong has served on the ArcGNO Board of Directors for 12 years. She is a retired Special Education teacher with 43 years of experience. Deborah has also volunteered with the Special Olympics in both Orleans and Jefferson Parishes for numerous years. Her dedication to support individuals with intellectual disabilities first started with her brother who has Down Syndrome.
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.
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.
John Rigney, CFA, works for Hancock Whitney Bank as a Compliance Manger for the Trust & Asset Management group. John has a daughter who enjoys the services of the Arc. John is long term member of the ArcGNO Board and also serves on the Board for the Arc of Louisiana.
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