LaToya Johnson is a NOLA native and homeowner. She has worked in human resources and promotions and is currently a staff member of the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice. Ms. Johnson is studying for her Masters in Social Work, with a concentration in Mental Health. She believes that the foundation of any healthy and vibrant community is the well-being of all its residents, especially the women of the community. Her interest lie in providing effective, gender specific and racially sensitive programming for African-American women who need to protect and nurture their mental health, while confronting many of the social and economic issues that face their communities. Ms. Johnson is a former practicum counselor at the Women's Center for Healing & Transformation in Abita Springs, Louisiana where she also serves as a board member.
Elaine Pote is a Texas native who now lives on the Northshore. She served in the armed forces for several years and experienced living in different parts of the world. Currently, she is retired, but has not slowed down one bit! She is a jewelry designer and maker, her company Miss Elaineous. She also serves on the board of the Women’s Center for Healing & Transformation. She is the co-creator and co-facilitator of From Super Girl to Wonder Woman, a girls’ empowerment program. She spends her free time volunteering, creating extravagent meals, acting and singing in community plays, writing and honing her meditation skills.