Board members gathered with a mutual passion and mission to offer services to women victimized by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The Eden House Board was formed with each member having their own areas of expertise and experience in the area of nonprofit service and in the population that we serve.

Kara Van de Carr
President, Founder
Former U.S. Diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica in charge of writing the Trafficking in Persons Report
Katherine Green
Vice-President, Founder
Attorney and Former Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Middle District of Louisiana
Gina Rachel, CPA
​Treasurer
Tax Director at Postlewaite & Netterville, APAC
Erin Luetkemeier
Vice-Treasurer
​Community Activist, Business Owner, and former President of New Orleans Junior League
Peggy Babin Indest
Secretary
Vice President of Valmiki Capital
Susie Allen, DrPH, MBA Consultant to Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
Courtney Freeman ​Community Leader and Philanthropist
Yvette M. Jones ​President, The Jones Group of NOLA
Kara McQueen-Borden, JD Attorney at Jones Walker, LLP
Honorable Joy Lobrano Judge, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Emily Palit ​Community Philanthropist and Volunteer
Rev. John Pitzer Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church

HONORARY BOARD

Stacy Head Former New Orleans City Councilmember
​Honorable Karen Herman Orleans Parish Criminal Court
John Krentel, J.D., LCSW Attorney and Former Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Middle District of Louisiana
Natalie LaBorde Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Corrections
Ronal Serpas, Ph.D. Former New Orleans Chief of Police, member of the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University
Rev. Becca Stevens Founder of Thistle Farms/Magdalene House in Nashville, TN

Kara Van de Carr, President, Founder
Former U.S. Diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica in charge of writing the Trafficking in Persons Report
​Katherine Green

Katherine Green, Vice-President, Founder
Attorney and Former Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Middle District of Louisiana

Gina Rachel, CPA, Treasurer
Tax Director at Postlewaite & Netterville, APAC

Erin Luetkemeier, Vice-Treasurer ​
Community Activist, Business Owner, and former President of New Orleans Junior League

Peggy Babin Indest, Secretary Vice
President of Valmiki Capital

Susie Allen, DrPH, MBA
Consultant to Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

Courtney Freeman
Community Leader and Philanthropist

Yvette M. Jones
President, The Jones Group of NOLA

Kara McQueen-Borden, JD
Attorney at Jones Walker, LLP

Honorable Joy Lobrano
Judge, Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Emily Palit
Community Philanthropist and Volunteer

Rev. John Pitzer
Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church

HONORARY BOARD

Stacy Head
Former New Orleans City Councilmember

Honorable Karen Herman
Orleans Parish Criminal Court

John Krentel, J.D., LCSW
Attorney and Former Chair of the Human Trafficking Task Force for the Middle District of Louisiana

Natalie LaBorde ​
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Corrections

Ronal Serpas, Ph.D.
Former New Orleans Chief of Police, member of the Department of Criminal Justice at Loyola University

Rev. Becca Stevens
Founder of Thistle Farms/Magdalene House in Nashville, TN