Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, Jackie Silverman, Dan Silverman

Our Leadership Team

Our programs and facilities are directed by a team of passionate professionals and dedicated volunteers. Our board of directors provides strategic guidance for the organization, set annual goals and oversees executive decision-making.

Dawn Bradley-Fletcher – Executive Director
Dawn Bradley-Fletcher is our hands-on Executive Director. She has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit environments. With a heart for helping others and the training to make it possible, Dawn is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of the agency’s daily operations and strategic plan. She provides stable direction and leadership to staff, volunteers and residents; oversight of the agency’s programs and daily operations; management of program expenditures and budget, and represents the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter to the public, service partners, funders and stakeholders.


Our Board of Directors
Dan Silverman, NOWCS President
SVP of Strategic Comp

Jonique Martin Hall, NOWCS Secretary

Cindy Landry, NOWCS Treasurer
Controller, ASI Federal Credit Union

Sherolyn Brown, NOWCS Graduate
Case Manager of Volunteers of America GNO

Ann D. Duplessis
Senior Vice President, Liberty Bank & Trust

Nancy Freeman

Hon. Paulette Irons
Judge, Civil District Court, Orleans Parish

Cole Newton
Owner/Proprietor, Twelve Mile Limit

David Schlakman
 Vice President, Early Learning Focus, Inc

Jackie Silverman
Founder, New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter