Staff Directory and Contact

New Canal Lighthouse Museum & Education Center

Light-House-IMG_60118001 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

Pontchartrain Beach Office - Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

Mailing Address         (Please send all correspondence to this address)

P.O. Box 6965
Metairie, LA 70009


Media Inquiries

Contact Rachel Strassel : or (504) 579-2487

Water Quality Department

Dr. Brady Skaggs

William Pestoff

Ronny Carter

John O’Donnell

Justin Sumner

Water Quality Program Director

Water Quality Coordinator

Wastewater Specialist

Water Monitoring Assistant

Home Systems Inspector

Coastal Sustainability Program

Dr. John Lopez

Dr. Theryn Henkel

Dr. Michael Hopkins

Adam Songy

Tasia Denopolis

(position vacant)

Eden Krolopp

Coastal Sustainability Program Director

Coastal Sustainability Asst. Director

Coastal Geologist

GIS Coastal Scientist

Fisheries Biologist

Coastal Scientist

Volunteer/Science Coordinator-Americorps Member

Education, Development, Membership, and Events

Chris Cook

Kimberly Cooke

(position vacant)

(position vacant) 

Gretchen Bonfert

Dwight Williams

Kate Tannian

(position vacant) 

Lighthouse Director

Education Coordinator

Education Americorps Member

Development Director

Grant Writer

Public Access Director

Visitor Services Manager

Lighthouse Assistant



Kristi Trail

Domenica Antonucci

Rachel Strassel

(position vacant)

Frank Martinez

Tanya Vidal

Phillip Hutchins

Executive Director

Executive Assistant


Outreach Coordinator - Americorps Member

Human Resource Director

Business/Program & Grants Manager

Accounting Assistant