“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
Board of Directors
President & Chair of the Board
Scott Roos is a native of New Orleans. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco. His research interests include mindfulness in education, food and exercise in education, and educating the whole child.
Carol Egan Rosanelli is dedicated to the helping the city of New Orleans. Her expertise in marketing, advertising, and web design is indispensable to the organization. She's also worked as a lawyer, a nurse, a CFO, a capital campaign fundraiser, and a National Charity League member, and she has run a couple of international medical meetings. Her experience is invaluable!
Arthur Franz lives in New Orleans and has been involved in many training projects. He is excited to join the board to oversee all operations in the city.
Matt Jones has been living in New Orleans for the past four years. He teaches high school Biology and AP Biology at the Isidore Newman School. He has a long history of working with environmental projects and education, and he knows everything about trees!
Ray O'Connor has been helping New Orleans out for the last nine years by bringing cohorts of students from San Francisco to New Orleans to help rebuild the city. He is the Service Director at a Catholic High School and has dedicated his life to helping others. We are indeed honored to have Ray helping us out.
Co-Founder, Director of Special Projects
Scott Conroy is a New Orleans native who has been working in technology for the past 20 years. He wants to give back to his home town by facilitating gardening through technological innovation.
Mark Burlet is a New Orleans native who has been working in technology for the past 20 years. He really loves New Orleans. Really.
Deborah Hicks loves New Orleans and brings her many years of experience having served on many boards: The Center for Blue Economy, Middlebury College Board of Overseers, the Loker Foundation, the California Hospital Medical Center Foundation, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She believes that the mission of Farming New Orleans is a creative way to help New Orleanians help themselves, learn about nutrition, and find a use for the acreage of the Ninth Ward that will provide a fresh food source for its denizens. She also believes that sh will be able to apply her skills to further develop its goals.