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: In Person at the Arts & Wellness Center with Zoom, by phone, and Facebook Live option available 

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. The zoom link will be sent out 48 hours in advance to residents who email natori@broadmoorimprovement.com

 

 Meetings Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the organization. View the meeting minutes under the News & Events tab.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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.

The Broadmoor Board of Commissioners meets from 6:30–8:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month. Email justin.boone@broadmoorimprovement.com for board service information.

Broadmoor Sanitation Information

Broadmoor Sanitation Information can be found here.

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HOW WE OPERATE

 

Broadmoor Parcel Fee
 

Click here to learn more about how the Broadmoor Improvement Association uses the funding from the Parcel Fee to support our neighborhood. 

WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Justin Boone

President, Subgroup C

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Dr. Ashley Morgan Leggett
Subgroup C

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Tim Traycoff
Secretary 

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Diana Hernandez
Vice President, Subgroup A

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Allison Drevich Cruz
Subgroup B

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Elaine Looney
Subgroup A

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BIA STAFF

 
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Kanako Asai Richard

ARTS & WELLNESS CENTER OFFICE MANAGER 

Kanko is a core member of the BIA team, the Office Manager provides excellent customer service to members of our community at the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, supporting tenants and members in producing free and low-cost events for Broadmoor residents and supervising a team of front desk ambassadors to welcome everyone who uses the space. Additionally, the Office Manager collaborates with the Executive Director in marketing membership and rental opportunities at the Arts & Wellness Center, ensuring the financial sustainability of the BIA’s model for community collaboration and programming.

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Natori Green

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY COORDINATOR 

Natori is responsible for coordinating the response to the quality of life concerns from individual residents, advocating on behalf of Broadmoor residents with officials at the City and other partner agencies to resolve residents' concerns. Additionally,

Natori works collaboratively with the Executive Director and Lead Social Worker to expand the BIA's quality of life programs in order to proactively address resident concerns focused on the priorities outlined in the BIA's strategic plan. Additionally, Natori maintains the primary responsibility for volunteer recruitment and engagement.

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Tuyl Mogabgab

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Tuyl is a New Orleans native who earned both her Master's in Social Work and Master's in Public Health at Tulane University. During that time, she was BIA's first Tulane intern and helped build the Wellness component of the BIA. She returns as the Clinical Supervisor and is thrilled to be back! Tuyl is a Clinical Therapist at Mercy Family Center where she also serves as Director of Suicide Prevention Programming & Development for Project Fleur-de-lis. She has trained over 5,000 mental health professionals, administrators, staff, parents, and students in suicide prevention. She also serves as Director of Restorative Practices and has trained over 1,000 in community circles. When Tuyl is finished work, she can be found costuming, festing, or exploring with her partner and three young children.

 
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Nyia Pulliam

LEAD SOCIAL WORKER

Nyia Pulliam is a North Carolina native new to the New Orleans area. She received her BSW from Meredith College and has recently received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Tulane University. Nyia was a Tulane school of social work intern last year for the BIA and is thrilled to continue to work with the Broadmoor community as a case manager, Broadmoor Food Pantry coordinator and oversee the operations of the Broadmoor Boutique.  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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Marion Boreros

LEAD CLINICIAN 

Marion earned theer Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California and is elated to be back in their home city of New Orleans. Their clinical focus varies depending on each individual’s needs, with an emphasis on interpersonal process, embodiment, and mindfulness. They was clinically trained in relational gestalt therapy and believes in the interdependence of healing in community. In their work, Marion is sex positive and 2SLGBTQIA+ affirming and celebratory. They are also a full spectrum doula and in the process of becoming perinatal mental health certified. Marion loves costuming, gardening, baking, and spending time with their dog, Pearl.

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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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Will Ingram

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Will Ingram is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi but has called New Orleans home for the last 5 years.  Will received his bachelor's degree from Loyola University and is currently working on his master of social work degree at Tulane.  Over the last few years, he has worked with organizations across the country serving those with disabilities. He is excited to start working in this great community and learning more about the people in this beautiful city we all call home. 

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Ife Hampton

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Ife Hampton is originally from Albuquerque, NM but has spent the last ten years living and teaching in cities across the U.S. She received her BS in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work from Tulane University. Ife spent many years advocating for mental health services and programs for students and families in the communities that she worked/lived in. Ife approaches health and wellness from a holistic perspective and enjoys incorporating yoga, mindfulness, herbalism, music, art, theater and dance into her work. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge and experience from education to the BIA while also learning as much as possible. Ife is excited to support BIA programs and immerse herself in the Broadmoor community. 

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laura Decuir

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Laura Decuir is a Louisiana native who has lived in New Orleans for the last decade. She graduated from Tulane University with a BFA in Music in 2014 and MA in English in 2015, and is currently a student of the Tulane Masters of Social Work program. She has worked for several years in fundraising development for higher education at Tulane. In her role at the BIA, Laura focuses on case management and clinical work. Laura is passionate about mental health, music and arts, improv comedy, and funny cat videos.

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