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Staff Directory

 Executive Director

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.

cnutik@communityworksla.org

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.

tchetta@communityworksla.org

Director of Education and Outreach

Cole Williams is a Jamaican-American, born and raised in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. More than a singer, songwriter, producer and composer, Cole has spent her life expanding her repertoire to reflect her passion through creative endeavors. She is a classically trained pianist and vocalist, and has performed at notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, Madison Square Garden and traveled the globe as a vocalist and mentor. Cole has over 15 years experience as a vocal instructor, session coach, band leader and music educator & director with youth and after-school programs in NYC and New Orleans. In 2015 Williams relocated to New Orleans to share her vision of music, community and empowering all youth. Cole believes it is a privilege and a joy to work with and serve the youth & community of New Orleans.

cole@communityworksla.org