Staff Directory and Contact

Staff Directory and Contact

New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center

Light-House-IMG_60118001 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Corporate Office - Pontchartrain Conservancy

(504) 836-2215 Main Line


Mailing Address  (Please send all correspondence to this address)

P.O. Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009


Media Inquiries

Contact Rachel Strassel : or (504) 579-2487

Water Quality Department

Dr. Brady Skaggs

William Pestoff

Ronny Carter

John O’Donnell

Justin Sumner

(position vacant) 

Water Quality Program Director

Water Quality Coordinator

Wastewater Specialist

Water Quality Specialist

Home Systems Inspector

Water Quality Assistant - Americorps Member

Coast & Community Program

Dr. John Lopez

Dr. Michael Hopkins

Shelby Barrett

Adam Songy

Dr. Mary Grace Lemon

Tasia Denapolis

Dr. Eva Hillmann 

(position vacant)

Coast & Community Program Dir.

Coast & Community Assistant Dir.

Coastal Scientist 

GIS Coastal Scientist 

Coastal Scientist

Fisheries Biologist

Coastal Scientist

Volunteer/Science Coordinator - Americorps Member

Education, Development, Membership, and Events

Chris Cook

Kimberly Cooke

Gina Kissee

(position vacant)

Gretchen Bonfert

Dwight Williams

Kate Tannian

Michelle Robison

Lighthouse Director

Education Coordinator

Education Assistant - Americorps Member

Development Director

Grant Writer

Public Access Director

Visitor Services Manager

Lighthouse Assistant



Kristi Trail

Domenica Antonucci

Rachel Strassel

Frank Martinez

Tanya Vidal

Phillip Hutchins

Theresa Nguyen

Ridgely Myers

Olivia Ledet

Executive Director

Executive Assistant


Human Resource Director

Finance Director

Accounting Assistant

Accounting Intern

Director of Operations  

Outreach Coordinator - Americorps Member