ABOUT THE BIA

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Broadmoor Improvement Association is a non-profit neighborhood organization that serves those who live, work, and play in our community through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, and businesses. Founded in 1930, the BIA has grown with New Orleans to preserve the diverse culture and voices that form the core of Broadmoor’s identity. We strive to redefine what it means to be a neighborhood association by living the values that bring us together and celebrate our diversity.

“Those of us who live in Broadmoor take justifiable pride in that fact. For ours is a beautiful neighborhood.” - Moon Landrieu

OUR VISION

 

We envision a thriving Broadmoor neighborhood that is known for being racially and economically diverse, welcoming, walkable and safe, in which neighbors eat, play, gather, and grow together while actively participating in the betterment of the community.

 

CORE VALUES

 

Opportunity | Diversity | Community | Transparency | Wellness | Safety | Engagement

A HUB FOR WELLNESS

The BIA offers a spectrum of wellness services and programs to help our community thrive. We offer sliding-scale counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. In addition, our team of social work interns can connect residents to quality of life support, including food access, housing, workforce development, and special needs for youth and senior residents. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we operate the Broadmoor Food Pantry twice weekly, which has helped increase accessibility to fresh food by 87% since 2016. 

 

The Arts & Wellness Center is at the center of our mission. Together with our Community Center connected to Rosa F. Keller Library, we offer more than 25 weekly classes, meetings, and workshops available for free or low-cost to Broadmoor residents. The AWC also provides affordable office space to five direct-service non-profits and a membership program ideal for incubating new businesses and community organizations. From youth ballet to yoga for teachers, our classes appeal to all ages and interests.

BROADMOOR NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING INFO

In accordance with the City of New Orleans Modified Phase One response to COVID-19, Neighborhood Meetings will be held virtually for the foreseeable future. 

Meeting Location: Zoom

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every Third Monday of each month is when the Broadmoor Neighborhood Meetings are held. The meetings will be live-streamed via Zoom for all Broadmoor Residents to attend. Join the meeting directly at this link, or by phone at 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 89847660170. Meetings Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the organization.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

 

  • December 21, 2020

  • January 25 , 2021 

  • February 22, 2021

  • March 15, 2021

  • April 19, 2021

  • May 17, 2021

  • June 21, 2021

  • July 19, 2021

  • August 16, 2021

  • September 20, 2021

  • October 18, 2021

  • November 15, 2021

  • December 20, 2021

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Broadmoor.

REPORT

Submit a neighborhood Quality of Life Report.

VOLUNTEER

Get involved an make a difference in Broadmoor.

First passed in 2010, the Lousiana Legislature designated Broadmoor as a Neighborhood Improvement District. This vote established Broadmoor’s official boundaries defined by: 

  • Eve Street to the north

  • Washington Avenue and Toledano Street to the east 

  • South Claiborne Avenue to the south

  • Jefferson Avenue, South Rocheblave Street, Nashville Avenue, and Octavia Street to the west

Our organization is managed by an Executive Director and a Board of Commissioners who are publicly elected. Board members represent three distinct subgroups within Broadmoor, identified as A, B, and C. Since 2010, Broadmoor residents have consistently voted in favor of tax funding that supports our organization’s general operating needs and quality of life programs.

HOW WE OPERATE

 

WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Ashley Morgan M.D.

Vice President

Curtis Doucette

Treasurer

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Tim Traycoff

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BIA STAFF

 
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SARAH PRITCHARD, MFA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Sarah is thrilled to lead the Broadmoor Improvement Association as the Executive Director. With over a decade of experience in nonprofit management, Sarah brings a passion for neighborhood-based wellness, arts and culture to her role with the BIA. In addition to her professional work, Sarah is a dancer and experimental choreographer, and a community-based pastor focused on jail and prison ministry. As the Executive Director, Sarah leads the development of strategic partnerships and programs to enhance the overall quality of life in the Broadmoor neighborhood.

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BETHANIE MANGIGIAN,LCSW

WELLNESS DIRECTOR

Bethanie received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Tulane University with an emphasis on disaster resilience and Global Social
Work. Bethanie embraces an eclectic approach that draws upon multiple modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Her goal is to support clients in their healing process across a range of challenges associated with anxiety, depression, relationships and trauma. 

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JONAH QUINN

THERAPIST

Jonah received his Master’s degree in Social Work at Southern University of New Orleans and fell in love with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) during his final semester. He focuses on working with couples because he believes that all change work is best done in the context of relationships. While not working at the Broadmoor Improvement Association, Jonah can be found tending bar or working the fryer at Red's Chinese. He is also part of a team of folks working on developing a permaculture food forest in Kiln, Mississippi.

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Nyia Pulliam

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Nyia Pulliam is a North Carolina native new to the New Orleans area. She received her BSW from Meredith College and is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Tulane University. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Nyia received a vast array of experience interning at local community centers as well as directly in the school system in NC. She is excited to bring that knowledge to the BIA team while working in the food pantry and interacting with members of the Broadmoor community. Nyia lives by the quote, “be the change you wish to see in the world,” and she is excited to bring that mantra into the work she does at BIA. 

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Blayre Brown

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Blayre Brown is a homegrown New Orleanian. With a background in managing local events, she is passionate about appreciating and preserving the city’s distinct culture. As a Tulane MSW student, Blayre looks forward to expanding her knowledge and understanding of social work services while contributing to the resilience of her community. 

PAM BROVARNEY

AWC &  AMBASSADOR COORDINATOR

Pam is a resident of Broadmoor and has been with the organization since 2012. A retired nurse, she brings her passion for helping others to the AWC.

LOREN BRODIE

FOOD PANTRY COORDINATOR

In her role with the BIA, she manages the operations and continued success of the Broadmoor Food Pantry.

NATORI GREEN

COMMUNICATIONS LEAD & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Natori Green is a longtime Broadmoor resident who has a fervent passion for sharing the mission of the Broadmoor Improvement Association with everyone. Her duties include promoting the BIA brand online and through neighborhood events, organizing volunteers, and managing relationships with community partners.

DESK AMBASSADORS

JEAN

RITA

BERNARD

JOAN

RENE

PAMELA