Foundation Staff

Donna C. Cuneo, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of the Foundation and programmatic decisions of the Board of Directors.  Manages the resources and directs operations of the Foundation and serves as the main point of communication with the Board and Management Team.

Renee B. LeBoeuf, Chief Grants Administration Officer

Renee is responsible for the administration of grant funding programs established by the Board of Directors and works under the direction of the Executive Director. This position serves as the primary liaison to all grant recipients, fosters collaboration amongst the grantees, and initiates new funding opportunities and projects working within the community partnership panels.

 Faith Jackson, Grants Coordinator

 Under the direction of the Grants Director, provides program administration assistance and clerical support to the Grantees, Grants Committee, and Grantee Audit and Training Committee.


Danielle Jordan Marshall, Events and Sponsorships Manager

Coordinates and manages all organizational event and sponsorship logistics. As a member of the Development Department staff, represent the LBF at networking events to aid in recruitment and volunteer engagement efforts, and provide support of the statewide volunteer network, including the identification of volunteer leadership.

Laura Sewell, Associate Executive Director, Chief Operations Officer

In charge of guiding the workflow strategy and organization of all essential office processes. Tasks include reviewing the efficiency of current business functions, planning changes, and updates to day-to-day operations, and collaborating with other management staff to set and meet objectives. The COO is second in the chain of command and serves as the Associate Executive Director as outlined in the LBF Succession Plan. 

 Jill Lirette, Office Administrator

Ensures smooth running of the office and helps to improve company procedures and day-to-day operations.

Alan Abadie Jr., Chief Financial Officer

Manages the financial activities of the organization including tracking cash flow and financial planning, general accounting, managing finance staff, as well as analyzing financial strengths and weaknesses, and proposing corrective actions.

Tina M. Ferrera, IOLTA Manager

Tina serves as the primary staff responsible for maintaining the IOLTA Program, including efficiently managing and tracking revenue and remittance records, assuring bank compliance with comparability and other State laws, and managing bank and legal community participation in the program.

Jack Harvey, Accounts Payable Associate

Jack performs the accounting and clerical duties related to the efficient maintenance and processing of receipts and accounts payable transactions.



Dennette Young, Chief Communications Officer

Dennette is responsible for managing all LBF communications plan activities,   LBF branding, and a team of communication, marketing, and design professionals on internal and external messaging.

Dee Jones, Marketing Manager

Dee promotes the work of the LBF by disseminating messaging and material on LBF activities and initiatives through various mediums. 

Melissa Daigle, Design and Content Manager

Responsible for producing, creating, designing, and implementing content to achieve LBF communications and marketing goals.



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The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.

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