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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

E: info@broadmoorimprovement.com

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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

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SARAH PRITCHARD, MFA

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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WELLNESS DIRECTOR & CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

ANAMARIA VILLAMARIN - LUPIN, LCSW-BACS

Anamaria specializes in working with children, parenting education and issues affecting the Latino community.  Anamaria has partnered with key anchors in the neighborhood to address food insecurity via the partnership with Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to run a Second Harvest Member agency pantry; she also addresses mental health needs via the partnership with Tulane University and Loyola University to provide sliding-fee counseling services and to provide important training for students of mental health.  She is also the liaison for mental health services between the community and Andrew Wilson Elementary School.

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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. 

LEAD SOCIAL WORKER

BETHANIE MANGIGIAN, LMSW

Brianne is a Louisiana native currently enrolled in the Tulane University School of Social Work graduate program. She believes we are our best healers and hopes to apply that principle to her work.

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

BRIANNE FRUGE

Bryn comes to the BIA from the Tulane School of Social Work. Bryn has worked with hospitals, schools, refugee communities and arts institutions.  She will bring her love of community to our AWC programs and services.

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

BRYN THOMAS

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.

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

JOYCE TURNER-CASTON

AWC &  AMBASSADOR COORDINATOR

PAM BROVARNEY

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.

COMMUNICATIONS LEAD & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

ANN WANSERSKI

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.

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