VIBE Board of Directors Members

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Jennifer Gordon-Lampton - Board 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 - Board Vice Chair

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.Dwyer@ihsnola.org

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Percy Manson - Board Secretary

Percy Manson is a Commercial Lender (Vice-President) at Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company with over 30 years of experience in lending with financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans, and he has completed LSU Graduate School of Banking.

In addition to his banking career, he is a political consultant that has helped several of our elected officials get in office on the state and local races. His involvement in the community is unlimited. He has volunteer and worked with several non-profit organizations in the Greater New Orleans Area. He serves on the board of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber, International High School of New Orleans, and Providence Community Housing.

He enjoys spending time with his family and friend. He likes to travel and shop. He is the proud President of the Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Percy is definitely a leader in our community and in his professional life.

Email: Percy.Manson@ihsnola.org

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Todrick Carmouche - Member

Dr. Todrick Carmouche, originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, is a 2002 graduate of Acadiana High School.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans in 2007. Soon after graduation, he began teaching instrumental music education to students in the city of New Orleans. Dr. Carmouche acquired his Master’s degree (Leadership in Educational Administration) in 2011 and Doctor of Education degree (Educational Leadership and Management) in 2015 from Capella University. In 2016, Dr. Carmouche founded the Carmouche Performing Arts Academy, a supportive educational community where dedicated students work towards high academic standards and pursue excellence in the performing arts. 

Dr. Carmouche continues working to instill the possibilities of music and the importance of education to all students he serves. He aims to develop students into becoming college and career-ready productive citizens in a global society.

Email: Todrick.Carmouche@ihsnola.org

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Reginald Coleman - Member

Reginald Coleman has worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher and school leader. He helped open two charter schools in Chicago before moving to New Orleans in 2009. Reginald served as a high school principal for eight years, helping to change the school culture in the schools where he worked. He was previously the education chair for the 100 Black Men of New Orleans for three years. Reginald holds a Master’s degree from Lewis University in Organizational Leadership and a B.A. in Psychology.

Email: Reginald.Coleman@ihsnola.org

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Sarah Olivier - Member

Sarah has worked in the planning field in New Orleans for 20 years, mainly for non-profits focused on access to green space, climate planning, and affordable housing.

She is currently Senior Planner at CSRS, a planning firm. Prior to this, she was Director of Planning for City Park, where she directed Master and Strategic Planning for the 1,300-acre historic park. Before City Park, she was the New Orleans Program Director of The Trust for Public Land, a national park and conservation nonprofit.

Sarah was a Rockefeller Foundation Redevelopment Fellow in New Orleans through the University of Pennsylvania, from which she holds a Certificate in Urban Development. She also holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans and a BA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Email: Sarah.Olivier@ihsnola.org

Cerrita Jones - Member

Dennis Barnes - Member

Tonya Winfield