Nola Black Professionals features contributing writers who are accomplished New Orleans figures and experts in their field.
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A native New Orleanian, Marshall received a Presidential scholarship and graduated from the School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University in 2001. In 2009 Nolan received the Fritz Wagner prize for academic achievement and community service in Graduate Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans. Prior to joining the DDD Nolan worked at Tulane University’s Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives as the Director of Policy and Advocacy and previously served as the Associate Director of Common Good at Loyola University, a diverse community-based coalition founded after Hurricane Katrina to assist in crafting policies which would help rebuild New Orleans better and stronger than it had been.
Marshall has led two for profit companies: Good Citizen, a consulting firm specializing in political, outreach, and engagement campaigns, and NAM-IT, a promotional and printable products company. Nolan has been an active civic leader serving as the president of the Young Leadership Council, president of the board at Einstein Charter School, and serving on the board of the Audubon Nature Institute, New Orleans City Park Commission, Human Relations Commission, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans Resource Council, New Orleans Crime Coalition, Court Watch NOLA, and the New Orleans BioDistrict.
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Cierra Stovall, a New Orleans native, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. Cierra is now employed as a professional photographer for SharpShooter Imaging. Cierra enjoys spending her spare time doing volunteer work, shopping, and be a tourist in her own city.
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K. Orian Williams is a licensed financial professional & attorney in New Orleans with a degree from Loyola Univ. of New Orleans School of Law and a B.A. from The University of Alabama- Birmingham. He currently serves as a member of the Kingsley House Board, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association and the Young Leadership Council. His hobbies include traveling, music and cooking.
Orian also provides financial guidance tips to listeners every Wednesday on 106.7.
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Paul is a 2011 graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a BS in Atmospheric Sciences and a minor in Mathematics. He currently serves as a volunteer lead forecaster for La Grande Weather Service, Inc. and has been a math tutor and public address announcer for recreational sporting events.
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Kaleb J. Hill is the founder, CEO of FitnessFleet, Inc. a philanthrophic health and wellness serving underrepresented communities in the southeast and southwest region of the United States. FitnessFleet was founded when Kaleb started his own weightloss journey. He has lost 110 since 2010 using practical health behavior changes, known as hoodhealth RX. Mr. Hill is a pre-med student at Xavier University of Louisiana, health advocate, and aspiring physician. Mr. Hill’s current causes are: women’s health, breast cancer awareness, childhood obesity, HIV/AIDS awareness, men's health and diabetes. Mr. Hill has a background as a certified nursing assistant and has served as a caregiver for families. His mission is to be a healthcare professional first, health coach second. In the future, Kaleb would like to provide services for all incomes.FitnessFleet, Inc. would provide an outlet for families to educate themselves and have fun again. Mr. Hill strives to be one of the best medical fitness trainers and physicians in my community. Follow Kaleb on twitter @CoachKJMD2be follow #hoodhealth for wellness tips and daily inspiration. For Shipshape wellness tips follow @FitnessFleet on twitter
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