About Us

PRESIDENT
Heather deLapouyade

Heather is a New Orleans native with a passion for preserving the unique culture of our city. She was educated at Colorado Mountain College, Loyola University and Montessori World Educational Institute. Her background includes public relations, marketing, public speaking, nonprofit mediation, grant research and editing.

Jeannie has a background in nonprofit management and held positions in Petersburg/Richmond Virginia, Miami Beach and San Diego and New Orleans.  Her background includes creating programs, preservation, advocacy, marketing, grant writing and event production.  She has received numerous professional awards including the Presidential Service Award in 1998.   Chosen in 2014 for New Orleans Magazine People to Watch http://www.myneworleans.com/New-Orleans-Magazine/September-2014Jeannie-Paddison-Tidy/

VICE PRESIDENT/FOUNDER
Jeanne Tidy
SECRETARY
Charles Nelson Jr.

Charles is a local attorney who has helped advise CVU on everything since its inception.  He is an asset to the organization and we are grateful for all his assistance.

Doug is a local architect who assists CVU with giving good art box critique and balancing our budget.  He is very active in the community and is a big asset to the organization.

TREASURER
Douglas Mayo