DONATE

PUBLIC ALLIES NEW ORLEANS LEADERSHIP

Ava Hernandez, Executive Director

Ava Hernandez has served as executive director of Public Allies New Orleans since 2007. Prior to returning to her hometown of New Orleans to launch Public Allies New Orleans, Ava served as the Executive Director of Public Allies Milwaukee.

Ava recently returned to her New Orleans hometown after several years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, Ava was the executive director of Public Allies Milwaukee and worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee connecting Latinx students and families to the resources of the university.

She currently serves on the advisory board of Juma New Orleans, and previously served on the boards of the ACLU Milwaukee chapter, Latinas en Accion, and Outpost Natural Foods.

Ava is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in English.

OUR STAFF

Ava Hernandez

Title

Executive Director

Work Email

avah@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(504) 671-5072
Shawn Kelly

Title

Program Manager

Work Email

shawnk@publicallies.org

Work Phone

504-671-5075