Our Team

We are a team of people absolutely committed to choosing kids over adults and building a future for our city-parish in which all students receive an excellent education, and we’re ready to get to work.

Alliance Staff

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Adonica Pelichet Duggan headshot

Adonica Pelichet Duggan

Chief Executive Officer

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Donnie Miller

Chief Program Officer

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Liz Smith

Chief Strategy Officer

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Laura Wilkinson

Chief of Staff

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Lauren Leist

Director of Strategic Communication

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Jade Miller

Director of Community Affairs

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Jennifer Peters

Relationships and Experience Manager

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Jessica Traigle

Executive Administrative Assistant

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Kristen C. Smith

Organizing

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Shanai Watson

Communications Intern

Kisha Johnson

Data Specialist

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Briauna Williams

Summer LEE Fellow

Alliance Board

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LaMiesa Bonton

Board Member

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Gary Borden

Board Member

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Mathew LaBorde

Board Member

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Nial Patel

Board Member

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Ebony Starks

Board Member

Advisory Council

  • Stephanie Cargile
  • LaMont Cole
  • Sherin Dawud
  • Trey Godfrey
  • Dwight Hudson
  • Ted James
  • Bo Staples
  • Beverly Brooks Thompson
  • Raina Vallot