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The BIA is a 501c3 non-profit neighborhood organization, founded in 1930. The BIA serves people who live, work, worship and play in Broadmoor through a coordinated network of anchor institutions, faith-based partners, businesses and community partners. 

3900 General Taylor St.

New Orleans LA 70125

T: 504-249-5130

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© 2019 Broadmoor Improvement Association

ABOUT THE BIA

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.

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.

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

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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, LMSW

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. 

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.

ANAMARIA VILLAMARIN - LUPIN, LCSW-BACS

CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

Anamaria contracts with the BIA to provide clinical supervision and oversight of the continuing education program and Medicaid services. 

ANN WANSERSKI

COMMUNICATIONS LEAD & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Ann is a native Midwesterner who has called New Orleans home since 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago. Her duties include promoting the BIA brand online and through neighborhood events, organizing volunteers, and managing relationships with community partners.

SHIRLEY CLAYTON

FOOD PANTRY COORDINATOR

Shirley has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and retired from New Orleans Police Department in November 2014, after 35 years of service. She has been a resident of the Broadmoor Community since June 3, 1993, and is currently a member of Broadmoor Community Church where she has volunteered for the food pantry for the last three years. In her role with the BIA, she manages the operations and continued success of the Broadmoor Food Pantry.

JOYCE TURNER-CASTON

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Joyce is a Master of Social Work student at Southern University at New Orleans. Through her work at the BIA, she aspires to become a community change agent.

SHELBY GELFAND-TOUTANT

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Shelby is a Master's of Social Work student at Tulane University. She has extensive educational experience working within the New Orleans community and hopes to bring her love of learning and helping others to her work at the BIA.

SYDNEY PHELPS

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

Sydney (she/her/hers) is currently pursuing her master’s degree from Tulane University in Social Work. A native New Englander, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of New Hampshire before relocating to New Orleans in 2017 to serve with City Year. She is excited to work with the Broadmoor community and to continue to participate in New Orlean’s non-profit sector.

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