VIBE Board of Directors Members

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Shontell Thomas - Board Chair

Shontell Thomas is a native of New Orleans, LA. She graduated from Isidore Newman School. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate training at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught as a high school Spanish teacher before pursuing her career in medicine. She currently works as a Physician with the Ochsner Medical Center.

Email: shontell.thomas@ihsnola.org

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Jennifer Gordon-Lampton - Vice Chair

Jennifer Gordon Lampton was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. In May 2009, Jennifer graduated from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Management, majoring in Legal Studies in Business and Political Science. Thereafter, in May 2012, she obtained a Juris Doctor from Loyola University of New Orleans, College of Law. Currently, Jennifer serves as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Nakisha Ervin-Knott, Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division D. In May 2018, Jennifer became a board member of Voices for International Business and Education, Incorporated (VIBE), which operates International High School of New Orleans. Jennifer’s professional affiliations include: Louisiana State Bar Association, New Orleans Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section Ambassador), Louis A. Martinet Legal Society (Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee), and A.P. Tureaud American Inn of Court.

Email: jennifer.lampton@ihsnola.org

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Karen Dwyer - Treasurer

Karen Mayer Dwyer CPA was born and raised in New Orleans, currently resides in
Jefferson, LA. A Mother of 3 children and grandmother of 4, Karen has also hosted over
the years 4 foreign exchanges students who still lovingly call her Mom. Karen has 46
years’ experience in public accounting and owns her own business located in Metairie,
LA. Karen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University. She
has been an active community volunteer for over 31 years and in 2009 received both the
AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) & LCPA's (Louisiana Certified Public
Accountants) Distinguished Public Service of the Year Award. Karen currently serves as
an Officer on the Boards of Voices for International Business and Education (VIBE) for
the International High School of New Orleans and A Child's Wish of Louisiana (ACW).
Her past Board experience includes the Board of the International School of Louisiana
(ISL).

Email: karen.dwyers@ihsnola.org

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Percy Manson - Secretary

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Todrick Carmouche - Member

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Reginald Coleman - Member

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Quan Le - Member

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Dr. Gail Medford - Member

Gail Medford is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and an alumnae of Xavier University of
New Orleans, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Maryland @ College
Park, where she received her B.A in Communication Arts, M.A. in Acting and Ph.D. in Public
Communications: Theatre Education, respectively. As a former military spouse, she enjoyed
opportunities to engage in different theatrical venues, as well as serve as a faculty member
and administrator at several two-year and four-year institutions across the USA. In addition
to teaching and developing theatre and speech curricula, her higher education experiences
included chairing a Department of Fine and Performing Arts, directing university faculty
development, coordinating university-wide student learning assessment, and directing a
university Office of Research, Planning and Accountability. After 35 years in higher
education, Gail is now retired and enjoying time to engage in volunteer work and writing.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association for
Dramatic Speech Arts.

Email: Gail.Medford@ihsnola.org

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Sarah Olivier - Member

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Leslie Scott-Porter - Member

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Amer Tufail - Member

Amer Tufail is the product of international schools in Switzerland (The American School in Switzerland) and Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabian International School – Riyadh). He is the founder and principal of GreenPoint Engineering, a consulting firm that specializes in the delivery of public infrastructure projects, with a focus on water resources and sustainability. He is also a diplomate and the state representative of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. He and his wife Maggie have four boys and live in New Orleans.

Email: amer.tufail@ihsnola.org