Board of Directors
Elizabeth Winkler-Schmit, Chair
Beth has owned her own physical therapy practice for 7 years and has expanded to two locations in the Metro New Orleans area. Her extensive training in management and strategic planning allowed her to quadruple the clinic’s growth and referral sources since opening the business one month prior to Hurricane Katrina. She has received numerous local awards, including New Orleans Magazine’s “Top People to Watch” in 2009 and Gambit Reader’s Poll “Best Physical Therapist” in 2011. Beth holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. She and her husband live in Broadmoor and are both active volunteers in the neighborhood.
Michael Heaney, Vice Chair
Michael is a development consultant in New Orleans with a background in international development and post-disaster recovery issues. He has extensive involvement with affordable housing, community assets, and economic development in the Hoffman Triangle area of Central City through his role as Community Liaison with Associated Neighborhood Development, a locally based Community Housing Development Organization. Michael holds a BS in Finance from Quinnipiac University and an MS in International Development from Tulane University School of Law.
Ann Clayton Chamberlain, Treasurer
Ann Clayton is a managing partner of Drysdale Consulting, LLC, a financial consulting firm. She has eight years of commercial banking experience at several local banking institutions in personal trust, audit, and private banking. She also spent six years as a corporate finance associate with a local boutique investment banking firm. She serves as a Board Member of the Louise S. McGehee School Alumnae Association and is an Unlicensed Certified Public Accountant. Ann Clayton holds a BS in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Virginia.
Danielle Griggs, RN, Secretary
Danielle is a New Orleans native, the mother of a 14-year-old daughter, Demi, and the wife of Dr. Eric Griggs. She has served as a Registered Nurse for 18 years. Her nursing background includes administration, marketing, consulting, home health, and hospice care. She has also owned Divine Care Hospice for nine years and RMDs Aesthetics and Med Spa for two years. Danielle graduated from McDonogh 35 Senior High School and holds a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern California.
Eric Griggs, MD, Board Member
Eric is a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina and has lived in New Orleans since completing medical school. He is the CEO of RMDs Aesthetics & Med Spa and Research MDs Family Practice and Clinical Research Center in Mid-City New Orleans. He is also the host of “The Doctor Griggs,” a radio show on WBOK 1230 AM focusing on health, wellness, and community. He has received numerous awards including the Robert C. Baird Award upon completion of medical school. Eric holds a BS from the University of Notre Dame and an MD from Tulane University School of Medicine.
The BIA is a neighborhood association that addresses the needs of residents through community engagement and consensus building to fulfill its vision for a revitalized neighborhood. The organization has worked hard to improve the lives of its residents through targeted development and the creation of the Broadmoor Educational Corridor. The Broadmoor community is vocal, which has been instrumental in improving the quality of life in the neighborhood. Through this work, the BIA has become a model for citizen-led, post-Katrina recovery efforts.
GCE develops real estate and provides real estate services to the Southeastern United States, focusing on urban and coastal areas in need of community renewal. Their work aims to generate social, economic, and environmental benefits for building users and the surrounding community.
NORA, formerly the Community Improvement Agency (CIA), was created in 1968 to eliminate and prevent the spread of slums and blight in the City of New Orleans. NORA provided SBCH with up to $600,000 financing in the project in the form of a Community Development Block Grant.
- Hoffman Triangle
- Zion City
- Gert Town