Corey Staehle, Executive Director
Corey has been with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Louisiana since 2002 when she started out as a volunteer and was hired as an administrative assistant the same year. As Executive Director, Corey brings in all of her experience and education to continue leading our House to the highest of standards. Corey lives in Metairie with her husband, Donald and daughter, Alice, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Steve Faure, Communications Manager
A New Orleans native and staff member since 2013, Steve brings his background in a variety of careers to his service at Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana. An avid photographer and self-taught technical enthusiast, he oversees the House IT and security infrastructure, and assists the executive director with marketing, development, social media, public relations, house operations, event planning, office administration, transportation and guest services as needed. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob Van Den Akker, Community Engagement and Fundraising Manager
Bob Van Den Akker has been actively involved with Ronald McDonald House for over fifteen years. He has been a Realtor for the past 27 years and holds both the CRS and GRI designations. He is currently an agent for Wayne Songy & Associates, Inc., Real Estate Consultants, where he specializes in foreclosed properties as well as property valuations for estates, loss mitigation, ICC funding, etc. Bob and his wife, Gloria, live in Kenner.
Jennifer Wilson, Family Services and Programs Supervisor
Jennifer started as a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House in early 2018 before becoming the Family Services Coordinator. Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Jennifer lived in Brooklyn, NY for ten years where she completed graduate degrees at Rutgers University and The New School for Social Research. She moved to New Orleans last year and lives in Mid-City with her wife Katy and their cat Blu. Jennifer can be reached at email@example.com.
Xiomara Mendoza, Housekeeper
Xiomara is a native of Honduras who has lived in the U.S. since 1992, and became a proud citizen in 2002. She worked in a variety of customer service fields before joining our staff in 2013. Xiomara works tirelessly to ensure the House is always clean and our rooms are spotless for incoming guests.
Dawn Saucier, Family Services Agent
Dawn has been with the Ronald McDonald House since the Fall of 2018. A born and raised New Orleanian, Dawn lived in San Francisco for nine years and attended New College of California where she studied Humanities with an emphasis on Inter-Cultural Womens’ Studies and Italian Language. After spending nearly fifteen years living and working as a bicycle tour guide in Tuscany, Italy, Dawn returned to her New Orleans roots in 2011 and is now a resident of the Seventh Ward. Dawn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eugene Thibodeaux, Morning Driver
Eugene is a life-long resident of New Orleans’ Westbank and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After serving our country during tours of duty in Europe, he began a career at the Mobile Oil refinery in Chalmette. Now retired, Eugene has been our Morning Driver since July of 2014. He and his wife of 33 years, Paula, have three children and one grandson.
Charles Wright, Evening Driver
Charles is a New Orleans native, and presently a resident of the Westbank. He joined our staff as our Evening Driver in late 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Charles served 3 years on a P-3 Orion maritime surveillance squad attached to the USS America.