Here’s some background on the Board and what’s involved.
CrescentCare (previously the NO/AIDS Task Force) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 community-based organization whose mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public. CrescentCare’s budget is $46 million with a staff of over 275 individuals.
NO/AIDS Task Force was founded in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and has served the community in New Orleans for 33 years. In 2013, the organization expanded its mission, became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and changed its name to CrescentCare. It offers an array of services including primary medical care, dental, behavioral health, case management, health education, food and nutrition, housing, legal services, financial coaching, counseling and testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases, and a syringe access program.
- Representative of the community and patient population (sex, gender, ethnicity)
- 51% of board members must receive care at CrescentCare
- No more than one half (50%) of the non-consumer board members may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.
- Between 11 and 25 members (we currently have 14 members)
- The needed professional skills and experience to support the organization (finance, medical, real estate, legal, etc.)
- Applications are referred to the Board of Trustees’ Governance/Nominating Committee – along with any information the applicant provides (résumé/CV, biographical sketch)
- The Governance/Nominating Committee reviews the application and makes a recommendation to the Board.
- New terms start July 1st and the term is 3 years. Board members may serve two consecutive three year terms.
- Attend Board meetings (usually held on the first Monday evening of every month at 6:00 pm at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.). The meetings usually last about an hour and half
- Serve on at least one committee of the Board (Governance, Quality, or Finance)
- Support the fund development efforts of the Agency to the extent possible
- Approve policies, hours of operation, locations
- Ensure effective, efficient, and financially sound operation of the agency
- Short and Long Term Strategic Planning
- Evaluate the CEO
- Board self-evaluation
- Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization
- Duty of care, loyalty, and obedience to the organization
Our Current Board:
Co-Chair: 2016-June 2018
Trustee: 2014 – 2020
Legal Partner-Frilot LLC
Senior Relationship Banker, Iberia Bank
Jeffrey Coco, MD
Touro Chief Medical Officer
Teacher & Response to Intervention Coordinator
KIPP New Orleans Schools
Bill Leech, Jr.
Manager, Personal Trainer
Committee: Governance/ Nominating
Raymond Poliquit, M.D. FAAP
Professor, Associate Dean of Research
LSU School of Public Health
Staff Attorney Housing Unit
Southeast Legal Services
Trustee: 2015-2018, 2018-2021
LLHC Co-Founder, Consumer Advocate
Trustee: 2014-2017, 2018-2021
Director of Adult Services at Kingsley House
John Keith Parchman
Shawn (Pepper) Bowen