Veronica Bard grew up on the Westbank of the Mississippi River and has lived in East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Mary, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne Parishes. Veronica has worked for nearly seven years in government offices, including district attorney’s offices in New York, NY and East Baton Rouge and Orleans Parishes, and as a contract attorney for the City of New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor. Veronica has six years of experience working for nonprofit organizations, including serving most recently as Deputy Director of Court Watch NOLA, where Veronica helped identify sentencing discrepancies among different types of criminal charges and brought awareness to the Orleans criminal court’s inconsistent and inaccurate reliance on drug screen tests.
Veronica is a licensed attorney and received her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and her B.A. from University of Pennsylvania. Veronica is a 2021 New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law recipient for her steadfast commitment to the community throughout her career. Veronica is the grateful life partner of Shane Bard, and together they are proud to share Deyana, Ethan, and Xander Bard.
Email Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Louisiana native, Karron Williams has been serving the Greater New Orleans area community for many years. Karron Williams has worked in mental health at The Institute for Networking Community Service where she served as the Area Representative, for over 4 years, where she worked on setting case plans, assessing clients' needs and support systems, resolving crises, supervising workers, and performing home visits. Karron has also served as a professionally trained mediator with New Orleans Community Police Mediation Program since 2018. Karron also worked in education from 2004 -2009 at Metro Outreach Christian Academy and in 2020 became a case manager for the organization Shawdow’s for Life Journey, working with children with disabilities.
Karron Williams is attending Purdue University to receive her degree in Human Services.
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Mediation Program Coordinator
Danielle Doussan is a native of Metairie, Louisiana. She discovered her passion for social and criminal justice while obtaining her Masters in Criminal Justice at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Inspired by the theory of restorative justice, Danielle became a certified restorative justice practitioner through the Center for Restorative Approaches, and served as a restorative facilitator in middle and high schools in Jefferson Parish. Danielle has been involved in a variety of criminal justice reform efforts. She is an active member of VOTE (Voice of the Experienced). Danielle is passionate about working towards reform on the front and back end of the system. She is the Intake Coordinator for ReEntry Mediation Institute of Louisiana, and has also worked on a variety of other social justice issues through the Law Office of Alison McCrary and JustSpirit LLC. She has a passion for working with children and hopes to dismantle the school to prison pipeline. Danielle is the fiancé of her incarcerated partner who is serving time at Angola State Penitentiary. She understands the direct and indirect impacts that mass incarceration has on individuals and communities and is excited to serve as a mediator and Intake Coordinator at the Re-Entry Mediation Institute of Louisiana.
Ariel Moyal has worked to support clients on Death Row throughout Louisiana with the Promise of Justice Initiative, as well as an environmental justice advocate and geographer/map-maker in the Pacific Northwest. Ariel works towards abolition, tenant rights, and liberated Jewish ritual spaces. She is very excited to be a part of this mediation movement, and to use mediation skills to build stronger relationships throughout her communities.
Technology and Communications Coordinator