Board of Directors

Cheryn Robles, Chair

Cheryn Robles, APR was elected to serve on the board in 2015. Cheryn currently works as the Community Outreach Manager for the City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works. She is responsible for developing, executing and managing the internal and external communications and outreach efforts for the Department of Public Works. She received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.   Cheryn most enjoys seeing the incremental and substantive improvements HandsOn makes during at Hands At Work events at schools and community centers and working with volunteers. 

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KATE UHLE, Vice Chair

Kate Uhle was elected to serve on the board in 2017. She currently works as the Enrollment & Retention Manager at Ursuline Academy where she works with the entire life cycle of a student from recruitment to graduation. Kate has a B.A. in Advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi and a M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas. She loves serving with HandsOn because it has given both her and her family opportunities to serve in New Orleans with diverse projects and with amazing people.

Kaki Johnson, Secretary

Kaki Johnson was elected to serve on the board in 2017.  Kaki currently works as an Associate Attorney at Fishman Haygood LLP in the firm's litigation section.   Kaki graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans and received her law degree magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2015. Kaki enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for HandsOn New Orleans because she is constantly amazed by the visible impact the organization has on the New Orleans community and the surrounding region.

 

rena Harris, Treasurer

Rena Harris was elected to serve on the board in 2014. Rena currently works as a Senior Internal Control Analyst for Hancock Whitney Corporation. Rena Harris is a Certified Public Accountant. Rena received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Loyola University New Orleans in 1999 and MBA from the University of Phoenix in 2003. What Rena enjoys most about serving the organization is being able to use her gift of giving.

Ron Marlow

Ron Marlow was elected to serve on the board in 2017.  Ron currently works as the IT Consultant at Cogent Communications and is responsible for Acquire Net-Centric clients/development in the North American market.  Ron received BS degrees from University of Tennessee.   Ron believes that it is important for our future generations, that we play a key role in a non-profit organization.

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Scott Blessing

Scott was elected to serve on the board in 2018. He currently works as a Financial Analyst at Entergy where he works with their pension and 401k plans. He had a bachelors degree from LSU and a masters in business administration from LSU. Scott is looking forward to joining the HandsOn board and making an impact in the community. He particularly enjoys working outside and participating in volunteer projects. 

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Katelyn Gunn

Katelyn was elected to serve on the board in 2018.  Katelyn currently works as an associate attorney at Jones Walker LLP in the firm's Tax and Estates practice group.   Katelyn received her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia, and received her juris doctor degree, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2015. Katelyn is excited to serve on the board because she appreciates the impact that volunteers have in the greater New Orleans and surrounding areas and HandsOn New Orleans is an integral driver of that impact. 

Anne Wolff

Anne Wolff was elected to serve on the board in 2018.  She currently works as the Director of Human Resources at Eustis Mortgage Corporation and is responsible for strategic planning and growth, workforce development, benefits and compensation, and change management.  Anne received her Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.  Anne is looking forward to engaging community partners and employers in an effort to galvanize support for HandsOn projects and initiatives.

kelly Wathen

Kelly Wathen was elected to serve on the board in 2019. She is currently responsible for Event and Sponsorship Marketing in Louisiana for Cox Communications. Kelly has a B.A. in Communications from Louisiana State University and an M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas. Kelly is excited to serve on the board for Hands On New Orleans because she sees how important it is to connect volunteers and community partners to create meaningful volunteer opportunities for both the people and the organizations.

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