About Us

  • Talana L. Anderson

    Operations Manager

    Talana joined IWES in August 2012. Prior to IWES, Talana served as the Office Manager for a local elementary school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 1999. She is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, a wife, and a mother of two.

  • Jessica Bagneris, MSW

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    Jessica Bagneris, MSW

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    In December 2016, Jessica became a Program Facilitator for the Believe in Youth-Louisiana Program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Baylor University. In 2016, She received her Masters of Social Work from the Tulane University School of Social Work. During her graduate training, she earned a certificate in Child and Family Practice and a certification in Trauma-informed Psychological First Aid. She has interned at the New Orleans Juvenile Court House and the Plaquemine’s Community C.A.R.E. center, specifically utilizing trauma-informed practices to work with children and their families from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds. As a New Orleans native, she is excited about helping the local children, families, and communities by combining her social work knowledge with her passion for child and adolescent health and wellness, and by promoting positive youth development through sexual and mental health education. Jessica is proud to be a member of the BY!-LA! Team, helping the New Orleans youth utilize their own voices and make proud choices in their years to come.

  • Steffani Bangel, MPH

    CrAFT Advocacy & Engagement Program Coordinator

    Steffani Bangel, MPH

    CrAFT Advocacy & Engagement Program Coordinator

    Steffani joined IWES in June 2016. She received her MPH in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health in 2016 and holds a BA in African Diaspora Studies and U.S. History from Tulane University. Prior to joining IWES, Steffani worked at RTI International, assessing novel strategies to reduce HIV and HCV risk among people who inject drugs. She has over a decade of experience in community sexual health programming and education in diverse settings, and is particularly passionate about elevating youth voices and working at the intersection of reproductive justice and HIV advocacy in the South. Steffani previously worked with IWES as a graduate intern in 2015, during which time she developed a series of skills-building trainings for the LYFT council and supported the CHIP program. A native of New York City, Steffani has adopted the Deep South as her true home, and has lived in New Orleans since 2007.

  • Danielle Broussard, PhD

    Research Manager, Resiliency & Post-Disaster Mental Health Team Lead

    Danielle Broussard, PhD

    Research Manager, Resiliency & Post-Disaster Mental Health Team Lead

    Danielle joined IWES as the Research and Evaluation Manager in October of 2014. Prior to this, she worked as a research and evaluation consultant and served as Assistant Professor of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Xavier University of Louisiana in the College of Pharmacy. She has also worked as a Research Coordinator at the Tulane Xavier Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and as a Program Coordinator in the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Louisiana Office of Public Health. She received her PhD in epidemiology in 2006 from the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, and her Master of Public Health degree in 1997 from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her postdoctoral training includes a Maternal and Child Public Health Research Fellowship at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology Fellowship in maternal and child health at the Florida Department of Health. Her interests include women’s health across the lifespan, maternal and child health, social determinants of health, and health disparities. She is a New Orleans native, and is dedicated to addressing the issues that impact the physical and mental health of New Orleans women and their families.

  • Gina Brown

    Program Coordinator RSW

    Gina Brown

    Program Coordinator RSW

    Gina has worked in the field of HIV for 14 years and has been living with HIV for 22 years. Gina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southern University at New Orleans, with a Bachelor of Social Work and a minor in History in 2011 and received her Master's degree in 2012. Gina is a member of President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Gina is the past-VP of the School of Social Works' service organization, and Historian of Psi Phi SUNO's chapter of Phi Alpha Social Work Honors Society. Gina has served on numerous boards and committees. Gina is a Public Speaker and Community Advocate. She has appeared in many magazines and publications, most recently she was featured in Essence and Ebony magazine. She was named #12 of the 20 Most Amazing Women Living with HIV. Gina is an Ambassador for the Greater than AIDS Initiative, appearing in the Women, HIV, and Intimate Partner Violence video. She is also featured in the Documentary Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS. Gina truly believes in service work and has made it her life's mission to help the broader community gain a higher level of health literacy.

  • Michael Chancley, Jr., MSW

    HIV Testing and Prevention Sr. Program Coordinator

    Michael Chancley, Jr., MSW

    HIV Testing and Prevention Sr. Program Coordinator

    Michael joined IWES as a Program Associate for the Comprehensive High Impact Prevention Program in the Fall of 2015.  He obtained his Bachelor’s of Sociology in 2012 and Master’s in Social Work in 2014, both from Southern University at New Orleans. As a youth, he participated in multiple teen pregnancy and HIV prevention programs at IWES, which strongly influenced his decision to build a career in HIV prevention. Michael began his career as a Social Work intern for AIDSLAW of Louisiana, then working as a Wellness Specialist at The Movement where he engaged in risk reduction counseling with youth living with HIV and assisting at risk individuals in accessing various healthcare and support services.  Further career ambitions include engaging in more community-based work to combat stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS and making risk reduction options and education more accessible. Michael is passionate about spreading awareness about sexual health issues, especially among youth and women of color, working class individuals, and LGBTQ communities.

  • Keeanya E. Chenier, MPA

    Chief Financial Officer

    Keeanya E. Chenier, MPA

    Chief Financial Officer

    Keeanya joined IWES in 2015 after serving over 20 years in the New Orleans Public Education and the State of Louisiana Higher Education systems. Prior to joining IWES she was the Director of Finance and Operations (2009-2015) for the New Orleans Charter Schools Foundation, which operated McDonogh City Park Academy, an open enrollment public charter school. While with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, she was the Senior Department Administrator for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007-2009) and the Assistant Department Administrator in the Department of Pediatric Surgery (2001-2007) which operates public and private clinics throughout the state, often times being the sole provider of care for economically disadvantaged patients. She was also member of the Orleans Parish School Board’s Budget and Finance Departments (1995-2001). Keeanya received her Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2011 and her Bachelor of Science in Management in 1993, also from the University of New Orleans. She is excited to have joined a community centered organization that is committed to the overall well-being of women of color and their families. A native of Los Angeles she has made New Orleans her home over 30+ years ago and is proud to be a member of such a vibrant community.

  • Quinette Collins, MPH

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    Quinette Collins, MPH

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    Quinette joined the IWES staff in February 2016. She received her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana (2013). In 2015 she received her Masters of Public Health in Behavioral and Community Health Sciences from LSUHSC School of Public Health. During her graduate training, she interned at the Louisiana Public Health Institute as the 4Real Health Adolescent Health Intern, where she gained experience in health education for teen pregnancy, STI & HIV prevention. Upon receiving her MPH, she worked as a Patient Navigator/ Clinical Research Associate with LSU's School of Medicine Comprehensive Alcohol Research Consortium for an HIV & Alcohol related clinical research study. As a New Orleans native, she is passionate about helping local youth through incorporating her interests of adolescent reproductive health, youth emotional health & wellness, health education and youth empowerment.

  • Erick Dillard

    HIV Testing and Prevention Program Associate

    Erick Dillard

    HIV Testing and Prevention Program Associate

    Erick joined the IWES staff in January 2017. As a senior at John McDonogh high school, he first became involved with the organization in 2012 as a Peer Advocate in the Media Advocates for Prevention program (MAP). Currently, Erick is a student at Dillard University majoring in Mass Communication: Multi-Media Journalism with a minor in Theatre Arts. Erick's goal is to be able to create safe spaces for New Orleans youth, especially LGBTQ+ youth, and use his experience working in HIV testing and prevention to help expand the scope and reach of the program.

  • Hillary Donnell

    BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Hillary Donnell

    BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Hillary joined the IWES staff in August of 2016. She first became involved with IWES in 2012 as a part of Melissa Harris-Perry's class that participated in the Crooked Room wisdom circles. In 2013 she graduated with a B.A. in Political Economy from Tulane University where her undergraduate studies brought her into contact with youth from Students at the Center. Her time with these young people inspired her senior thesis which examined the effects of charter takeover on New Orleans school culture. Since then she has worked with the New Orleans Parent's Guide to Public Schools, Delgado Community College, VAYLA New Orleans and Urban League College Track. Hillary's time as a case manager in Kansas City offered her experience in trauma informed approaches and sexual health education. As a part of the BY-LA team she is thrilled be facilitating safe spaces for youth, especially LGBT youth, to learn and grow. Hillary is originally from Mobile, Alabama.

  • Gabrielle “Gabby” Freels

    BY!-LA! Senior Facilitator

    Gabrielle joined the IWES team in 2006 as a participant of the Media Advocates for Prevention (MAP) program. During her time at IWES, Gabrielle has held various roles in the organization including MAP Youth Coordinator and MPC!-NOLA! and TOP Program Assistant. She is now a Program Facilitator with IWES' Believe in Youth Louisiana (BY-LA) program. Through those positions she has gained immense knowledge and experience through new roles and responsibilities, providing administrative support, event coordination, and curriculum facilitation. In 2014, she received her Bachelor's degree in Business and Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans. As a New Orleans native, her cumulative experience and passion has translated into her dedication and commitment to providing quality health education, positive youth development and empowerment to local youth.

  • Shelbi Gatlin, LCSW

    Creating Our Own Lens (COOL) Coordinator​

    Shelbi Gatlin, LCSW

    Creating Our Own Lens (COOL) Coordinator​

    Shelbi began working with IWES in August, 2015 as the COOL (Creating Our Own Lens) Coordinator. She received her Masters of Social Work degree from Tulane University, and has since utilized the unique perspective instilled by TSSW through work with individuals, institutions, and communities. Her experience ranges from social work within the criminal justice system, with both offenders and victims of crime, to inpatient psychiatric care, with specialized focus on children and adolescents. Shelbi attended undergrad at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, majoring in social work and Spanish, and is originally from Texas.

  • ​Ikeem George

    COOL Intern

    ​Ikeem George

    COOL Intern

    Ikeem grew up in New Orleans and graduated from G.W. Carver high school. Two years after high school Ikeem became a student at the​ Youth Empowerment Project's​ Work and Learn​ ​Program during which he gained skills in bike ​repair​, ​c​oding, and a digital design. After graduat​ion​ from the ​W​ork and ​L​earn​,​ he was hired as ​an​ assistant bike mechanic and work​ed​ there over a year before coming a COOL intern​. His interests are photography, film production, editing, and sports​.

  • Ashley Gothard, MPH

    CHES - BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Ashley Gothard, MPH

    CHES - BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Ashley joined the IWES staff in July 2016 and is originally from Kalamazoo, MI. She received her Bachelor's degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2013. In 2015 she received her Masters of Public Health in Health Promotion and Behavior from The University of Georgia. During her graduate training, she interned at Georgia District 2 Public Health implementing an evidence based curriculum focused on sexual and reproductive health for adolescents in the juvenile justice system. Ashley is passionate about helping youth through incorporating her interests of adolescent reproductive health, health education, and community empowerment.

  • Jakevia Green, MPH

    Evaluation Manager

    Jakevia Green, MPH

    Evaluation Manager

    Jakevia joined IWES in August 2015. In 2011, she earned an interdisciplinary BA in Medicine, Health, & Society from Vanderbilt University. Later that year, she moved to New Orleans to attend the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, where she earned an MPH in Epidemiology and also received the Outstanding Student Service Award in 2013. Upon completion of her schooling, she remained at Tulane and served as the Senior Program Coordinator of a federally-funded randomized control trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of an Internet-based pregnancy prevention intervention. Jakevia brings years of experience in academic research and knowledge and skills in data management and analysis. Her interests include reproductive justice, unintended pregnancy prevention, HIV/STI awareness and prevention, expansion and promotion of comprehensive sexuality education, and youth advocacy.

  • ​G'Kar Jackson

    COOL Intern

    ​G'Kar Jackson

    COOL Intern

    G'kar ​recently started his first job​ ever as a COOL Intern at IWES. ​Prior to joining IWES, he was a counselor at the non profit organization 4-H throughout high school ​where he served the community by helping hundreds of kids at CGW ​for ​two​ ​years. ​During high school, ​he ​has​ also completed electrician certifications​ at Delgado Community College​s, as well as attended the Washington Focus of 2012​ youth conference in Washington DC​. ​From childhood, he ​has been​ intrigued by the​ art of animation​ and cartoons​ and ​​through his COOL internship,​ ​h​e ​hopes ​to help youth​ in his community​ by ​gaining skills ​in film production and animation.

  • Lisa Richardson, Ph.D.

    Director of Research & Evaluation

    Lisa Richardson rejoined the IWES staff in July 2013. Prior to this, she served as the National Director of Southern Access Project for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a consultant, program director, and evaluator for a variety of organizations including Emory University, the Carter Presidential Center, and the New Orleans-based education program, Students at the Center. Lisa was a Visiting Professor at Florida State University in the Urban and Regional Planning department, and an Assistant Professor at California State University Northridge in the Urban Studies and Pan-African Studies Departments. She received her Ph.D. in 2002 at the University of New Orleans as a Board of Regents Fellow, and her Master of Science in 1996 from Georgia State University. Her interests include community development, analyzing social determinants of health, sexual health education and advocacy (particularly for women of color and youth), and participatory action research. After leaving New Orleans for academia, Lisa returned to her adopted home in 2005 to serve as the Interim Executive Director of IWES in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Rheneisha M. Robertson, MPH

    Chief Operations Officer

    Rheneisha Robertson joined IWES in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina and became the Executive Director of the organization in 2007. Prior to this, she served as Director of Care Services for a local HIV/ AIDS serving non-profit organization, providing oversight of HIV/AIDS primary medical care and case management services, and as lead counselor with the Teen Parent Services program, an Illinois Department of Health program to assist teen parents through the provision of social services and support. Rheneisha has prior experience with IWES, serving as a Program Coordinator of adolescent health programs from 2000-2002. She received a Master of Public Health in Health Education/ Communication and Maternal Child Health from the Tulane University School of Public Health (2001) and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana (1999). Rheneisha returned to New Orleans post-Katrina with a commitment to engage in community-centered and driven recovery efforts that reflect and address issues impacting women and youth, particularly among women and youth of color and disenfranchised communities. She is a proud native of New Orleans, wife, and mother of two.

  • Gabriella Roude

    Admin/Program Assistant

    Gabriella Roude

    Admin/Program Assistant

    Gabriella joined IWES in February 2015 as an Administrative Assistant. Gabby’s academic training is in Social Anthropology, in which she completed a B.A. with a minor in Global Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University.

    Gabby has extensive international experience, volunteering in Haiti with the Rotary Club of the Upper Keys, COHEF (Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation) and Zanmi Beni. In addition, throughout her undergraduate career Gabby participated in short semester programs to Brazil, Guatemala and the Galapagos, all experiences where she conducted community level social research, which has assuredly heightened her interests in non-profit work.

    Prior to moving to New Orleans, Gabby completed a postgraduate diploma in Social Science Methodology at Stellenbosch University as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Stellenbosch, South Africa. While abroad and with hopes to apply the methods she was learning at university, Gabby interned at a local nonprofit, Women on Farms Project, where she helped collect personal narratives on the topic of household food security as experienced in the farming communities.

    Her professional values are collaboration, the importance of a holistic approach and ultimately, utilizing data to improve the lives of individuals in the application of social research. Her passions are: anthropology of development, the relationship between NGOs and the State, program evaluation and research methodology.

  • Melanie Powers, MPH

    CHIP/CrAFT Program Manager, Adolescent Sexual Health Team Lead

    Melanie Powers, MPH

    CHIP/CrAFT Program Manager, Adolescent Sexual Health Team Lead

    mpowers@iwesnola.org

    Melanie joined IWES in August 2009 as an Administrative Coordinator. During her first year of working diligently to support programs and staff, she had the opportunity to learn about and participate in IWES programming and implementation. Having already established a passion for working with youth, her interests were piqued. In July 2010 Melanie became the Focus on Youth (FOY) Program Coordinator. Her duties included co-facilitating youth sessions and supporting the coordination of FOY cohorts and the Youth Programs Advisory Board (YPAB). After fulfilling that position for over a year, Melanie was promoted to YEAH-NOLA Program Manager. She is delighted to provide New Orleans youth with the opportunity to learn about HIV/AIDS and equip themselves with the physical, emotional, and mental tools necessary to remain healthy and thrive as they transition into adulthood. Although Melanie is already a native New Orleanian, IWES has become her home. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health from the LSU School of Public Health so that she may better serve this city. Please contact Melanie for more information about these programs, which serve youth ages 12-18.

  • Nakita Shavers

    BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Nakita Shavers

    BY!-LA! Facilitator

    Nakita joined the IWES staff in August of 2016. She is a native of New Orleans and has a long history of community advocacy and education. She is the founder and executive director of the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund (DSEF), which provides programs and initiatives to promote youth empowerment, community development, and enhanced educational opportunities in the city of New Orleans. Prior to that she also co-founded Silence Is Violence Anti-Violence Organization. As a graduate of McDonogh #35 Sr. High School and the New Orleans Center for Science and Math High School, she has always possessed an esteemed desire to make New Orleans a better place. Nakita is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science Pre-law, a graduate of Walden University with a Master of Public Administration with a Specialization in Non-Profit Management & Leadership, a graduate of Loyola University's Institute of Politics, and a recent graduate of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. As a "Youth Champion" of RiseUp and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Nakita has joined a next generation cohort of 22 youth leaders from the United States, Ethiopia, Pakistan, and India to champion the cause of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights nationally and internationally.

  • Iman Shervington, MFA

    Director of Media and Communications

    Iman joined IWES in 2008 as a Media Consultant, became a Program Coordinator in 2009, and then the Director of Media & Social Marketing in 2010. She received her BA from the University of Southern California in International Relations (2005) and her Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from Columbia University (2010) with a concentration in Directing and Screenwriting. Through IWES, Iman utilizes her script development, cinematography, directing, producing, and editing skills and has created over 50 short films and PSAs (four of which have won awards), a web-series, a feature-length documentary, and an award-winning podcast. These films have been screened in five local and national film festivals, and she has presented at eight conferences (sometimes jointly with youth from IWES programs) to showcase her work. Iman was a Program Coordinator for IWES’ Media Advocates for Prevention (MAP) program and Social marketing Technology Outreach Program (STOP). MAP was a federally-funded, evidence-based HIV prevention intervention modified from the Community PROMISE model which worked with African American high school aged youth weekly to develop media projects that advocate for sexual health prevention among their peers. Through STOP, Iman co-created and maintained a social marketing media campaign with local youth aged 13-25 to advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention amongst African American and Latino youth. Later, Iman co-developed the PAUSE, Peer Advocates Undoing Stigma Through Education, campaign with youth from the MAP program, which works to increase HIV testing amongst bisexually-behaving African American youth aged 11-19 in New Orleans. Iman has also been trained in multiple teen pregnancy prevention interventions and implemented EBIs such as Making Proud Choices with youth in local schools. Recently, Iman led the development of a public will campaign to advocate for more Trauma Informed Care services for traumatized youth in New Orleans, In That Number. She also manages all of IWES’ social media accounts and oversees organizational communications. Iman has further experience in graphic design, photography, curriculum development, focus group facilitation, positive youth development, participatory action research, and media literacy.

  • Tracey Spinato, LMSW, MPH

    CHC Program Manager

    Tracey Spinato, LMSW, MHP, first joined IWES as a graduate intern in 2012. During this time, she worked on both CHC and BY!-NOLA! programming. After graduating from Tulane University in 2014 with a dual masters in social work and public health, Tracey joined IWES full-time as a Program Coordinator for BY!-NOLA! In this position, Tracey is able to use both her social work and public health background to promote positive youth development through sexual and mental health education. Previously Tracey worked as a researcher for the Tulane University Research on Highly Vulnerable Children. Before moving to New Orleans, Tracey spent one year as an AmeriCorps volunteer supporting a non-profit in Newark, New Jersey. Tracey’s interests include reproductive health, adolescent mental health, and sexuality education. She received her BA in literature with a double minor in gender and Africana studies from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

  • Chenier Taylor

    Communications Consultant

    Chenier Taylor

    Communications Consultant

    Chenier received her Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. A native of New Orleans, she returned home after working in New York and Atlanta in Communications and Marketing disciplines. While in New York Chenier concentrated her efforts in the Social Media and Public Relations arenas working to develop strategy and launch social channels for clients across categories including personal care, health, travel, retail, consumer packaged goods and corporate. While in Atlanta she had the opportunity to work in Publishing and local Public Safety. Chenier is currently working with the IWES Communications Department to maintain the social media pages of IWES and its programs, helping to educate the community about the various programs and resources available. She is excited to be back home and to be working with the community.

  • Aurora Tom-Quinn

    BY!-LA!/CrAFT Facilitator

    Aurora joined IWES in September of 2012 and is originally from Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelors of Art in Political Science from Chicago State University in 2009. Prior to working with IWES, Aurora was introduced to the New Orleans public health sector in 2010 as an AmeriCorps volunteer. She worked as an outreach health care worker, HIV counselor and tester, and urban garden developer. Aurora currently assists BY!-NOLA! coordinators with curriculum implementation, event coordination, and administrative support. Aurora is proud to be a part of the IWES team, helping to strengthen the individual thought, confident decisions, and honorable choices of New Orleans youth.

  • Caitlin Wahlers

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    Caitlin Wahlers

    BY!-LA! Program Facilitator

    Caitlin joined IWES in August 2014 as the HIV Program Associate to the CHIP Program, through AIDS United, AmeriCorps. As a recent graduate from Northeastern University, with a BA in International Affairs, Caitlin was introduced to HIV prevention efforts and sexual health programming in New Orleans through AmeriCorps. While serving in this capacity, she became a certified Rapid HIV tester and counselor, conducted outreach and recruitment, and provided sexual health presentations to youth ages 13-24. In September 2015, she became a Program Facilitator for both the Believe in Youth-Louisiana! and Soccer for Success programs, which allow her to pursue her interests in sexual health and youth development.

  • Chloe Walters-Wallace, MA

    Media & Communications Manager

    Chloe began working at IWES in January 2013, bringing her background in Visual Anthropology to the Media Coordinator position. Chloe has worked in film from a very young age, yet developed a particular passion for documentary film as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow at Barnard College. She pursued this interest by obtaining a certificate degree in Documentary Media Studies from the New School for Public Engagement in 2008. Before gaining her MA in Material & Visual Anthropology from the University College London in 2012, Chloe worked in New York and Jamaica both in the non-profit world at the Tribeca Film Institute as well as freelance with several commercial and documentary production companies. She has experience in cinematography, research, translation, production coordination, editing, producing and project development. Chloe is excited to be living and working in New Orleans, one of the most fascinating cities in the world, and serving its amazing, resilient community.

  • Briana Spruille White, MEd.

    BY!-LA! Program Manager

    Briana Spruille White, MEd.

    BY!-LA! Program Manager

    Briana joined IWES in July 2016. Previously, she worked at the Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health. While there, Briana managed the training and quality improvement work for the reproductive health program; and the federally funded teen pregnancy prevention project. Briana received her Bachelor's of Public Health degree from Dillard University, and her Master's of Education degree from the University of New Orleans. She is a proud native New Orleanian whose passionate work has focused on adolescent health and wellness, reproductive health and justice, evidence-based best practices, and community mobilization.