Chief Executive Officer – Noel Twilbeck, Jr., MBA, provides the leadership role to the project team. Twilbeck has worked in various capacities in the agency since 1989 before his appointment as Executive Director (later CEO) in 1999.. Twilbeck is responsible for the operation and administration of CrescentCare. As CEO he is responsible for the day-to-day agency functioning, including its programs, services, facilities and resources, and for the implementation of policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees. His successful tenure as CEO is defined by the agency’s resiliency in rebounding and continuing its operations after-Hurricane Katrina. Under his leadership, the agency budget has grown from $3.4 million in 2006 to $32.8 million; programs have expanded coverage from New Orleans to include a 12-parish area with ten locations; and staff has increased to more than 240 employees and 600 volunteers. The agency works with more than 20,000 people in its various programs each year. Twilbeck holds a BA in Business and MBA from the University of New Orleans (UNO). He is the recipient of a host of local, regional and national awards for his service to the organization and to the HIV/AIDS community. Hewas recognized as one of 2012 Health Care Heroes by New Orleans’ CityBusiness weekly magazine.