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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

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 STAFF

Our Wellness Staff consists of a licensed clinical social worker who supervises one licensed masters social worker and two master's level mental health interns. Counselors adhere to a strict code of ethics that protects the confidentiality of the counseling relationship, has respect for diverse cultural backgrounds, prohibits discrimination, and mandates counselors put the needs and welfare of clients before all others in their practice.

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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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LEAD SOCIAL WORKER

BETHANIE MANGIGIAN, LMSW

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. 

SOCIAL WORK INTERN

BRIANNE FRUGE

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

BRYN THOMAS

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

JOYCE TURNER-CASTON

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.

SUPPORT STAFF

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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Internship

Since 2010, the Broadmoor Improvement Association has partnered with schools of mental health in the city including Tulane University's School of Social Work, Loyola University's School of Counseling, the University of Holy Cross, and Southern University's School of Social Work to be able to provide affordable mental health services as we train the next generation of mental health professionals.

The BIA has trained over 30 students that have gone on to work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, schools, hospitals, community organizations, shelters and mental health agencies. 

 

In 2018, the Tulane University School of Social Work recognized BIA's clinical supervisor by awarding her the Award for Excellence in Field Mentorship.

The BIA offers a holistic and comprehensive field experience that embodies clinical-community practice. BIA mental health interns can expect to have field experience in the clinical realm as well as in the community level practice.