Our Board of Directors and Community Advisory Team include community leaders, health professionals, legal and finance professionals, non-profit partners, food advocates, chefs, shoppers and market vendors.
The Board of Directors serve as our legal council and hold fiduciary responsibilities. This body is elected by majority vote and has voting rights as such. These members are responsible for guiding the mission, vision, and future of Market Umbrella. They meet bimonthly and via special committee to guide the organization.
David Baker, President
Associate Editor- The Louisiana Weekly
David Waller, Vice-President
Client Executive- IBM
Avery Corenswet, Secretary
Vice President of Community Outreach- Ochsner Community Health Systems
Amy Corcoran, CPA, Treasurer
Principal- Amy Corcoran, CPA, LLC
Attorney- Riess LeMieux
Kia S. Brown
Vice President, Government Relations- Tulane University
Albert “Rusty” Gaude
Associate Area Agent- LSU Ag Center and Louisiana Sea Grant
The Community Advisory Team supplements the board of directors as our trusted council. Three seats of this body are reserved for Crescent City Farmers Market vendors who are elected every two years by majority vote by active vendors of the Market. The Advisory Team may advise programmatic direction but does not hold voting power.
Danielle Paciera, RD, CCN
The Brain Trust is comprised of former Board members, Market founders and leaders in the field. We are grateful to these confidants whose expertise continues to contribute to organizational life and stability without being full-time Community Advisory Team members.
Richard McCarthy, IV
Richard McCarthy, IV
Are you interested in learning more about our Community Advisory Team or Board of Directors? Please contact Executive Director Kate Parker at email@example.com.
Market Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.
The Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round in four New Orleans neighborhoods. The CCFM hosts nearly 80 local small farmers, fishers and food producers, and more than 100,000 shoppers annually.