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

Dawn Bradley-Fletcher, Executive Director

With more than 20 years of experience in the public health and human services sector, Dawn Bradley-Fletcher provides stable direction and leadership to staff, volunteers and residents. She also maintains oversight of the agency’s programs and daily operations, manages program expenditures and the organizational budget, and represents the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter to the public, service partners, donors and stakeholders.

Board of Directors

Dan Silverman, President Co-Founder & Retired Insurance Executive, New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter

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

Cindy Landry, Treasurer Controller, ASI Federal Credit Union

Sherolyn Brown, Shelter Graduate Ubuntu Village NOLA

Amy Dye Domangue Co-Owner, Cafe Bon Ami & Co-Founder, ALIS Health 

Derrick Freeman PhD CAO, Center for Hope Children and Family Services

Gretchen Hirt Gendron, Public Information Officer at Jefferson Parish

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

T. Allen Kirkley Retired Oil & Gas Executive

T. Cole Newton Owner/Proprietor, Twelve Mile Limit & The Domino

David Schlakman Vice President, Early Learning Focus, Inc.

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

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.