Pictured, left to right, Dawn Bradley-Fletcher (Executive Director), Jackie Silverman (Founder), Dan Silverman (Co-Founder)

Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, Executive Director

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. 

Board of Directors

David Schlakman, Board President, President
 VP & Executive Director, Early Learning Focus

Gretchen Hirt Gendron, Board Vice President, 
Director, Public Information Office, Jefferson Parish

Cole Newton, Board Secretary, 
Owner/Proprietor, Twelve Mile Limit & The Domino

Bonnie Dye, Board Treasurer
 Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Owner/Proprietor, Cafe’ Bon Ami

Dan Silverman, Founder, Retired

Amy Dye Domangue, Principal, Domangue Consulting Company, Owner/Proprietor, Cafe’ Bon Ami

Ann Duplessis, Senior VP, Liberty Bank

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

Allen Kirkley, Retired

Melissa Vandiver, Artist & Illustrator

Richard Rodriguez, VP, Financial Advisor/Relationship Manager, CAPTRUST

Jacqueline Pierre, Manager, LaMadeleine

Development Committee

Amy Dye Domangue, Bonnie Dye, Derrick Freeman PhD, Betsie Gambel, Gretchen Hirt Gendron, T. Allen Kirkley, Chelsea Nelson, T. Cole Newton, Kendra Reade, David Schlakman, Dan Silverman.

The Development Committee is a group of leadership volunteers who help develop resources to support the Shelter’s mission. If you are interested in lending your time, talent and treasure to the Shelter as a committee member, please contact mwales@nowcs.org.