Chandler Nutik founded Community Works of Louisiana, Inc. in February of 2009 and has acted as the organization’s Executive Director for the last five years. Chandler has secured over $3,000,000 in federal, state, and foundation grants that benefit youth in Community Works programs throughout New Orleans. He has successfully built numerous mutually beneficial partnerships and works tirelessly on creating new project and programmatic opportunities for youth. Academically, Chandler has received a JD from Tulane Law School and an MBA from the Freeman School of Business. In addition, he is licensed to practice law in the state of New York. He currently serves as Co-Chair on the Advisory Board for Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO). Chandler is also a fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Community Leadership Network. Chandler is extremely passionate about the work that Community Works does and his role in helping to improve the educational landscape in New Orleans. He has helped to change the lives of many youth and continues to advocate for support for afterschool and summer programs in Louisiana.
Director of Development and Communications
ToniAnn Chetta has been with CWLA for the past four years. She works to implement strong programming, develop new partnerships, and increase funding. ToniAnn graduated from American University in Washington, DC. While at American she gained valuable experience in the non-profit industry working with First Book and The National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area. She also worked for the AU Abroad office, helping students and parents gauge the international landscape. After finishing school, she returned to her hometown of New Orleans and worked in the marketing department at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. She is very proud to once again be working in the non-profit industry and believes strongly in the work done by CWLA. In addition, ToniAnn also teaches ballet locally and currently performs with Ballet Hysell in New Orleans.
Aeisha Kelly is a graduate of Southern University of New Orleans, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 and her Masters of Social Work in 2008. She serves a liaison between the CWLA sites and administrative office; working to support program implementation, instructor professional development, and instructor evaluation. Aeisha has had the opportunity to work for the Orleans Parish School Board, Metropolitan Human Services District, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, and New Orleans Recreation and Development Commission (NORDC). While serving as NORDC Teen Programs Manager she oversaw seven Teen Camp sites (serving over 900 teens), the Chevron Future Leaders program, and the coordination of projects, events, and year round programming.