Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice welcomes spring 2020 cohort

January 20, 2020

NEW ORLEANS - Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and United Way of Southeast Louisiana announced today the spring 2020 cohort of the Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice, a 12-week U.S. Constitution course which brings together a diverse group of community members to gain a deeper understanding of our system of government and reclaim civil discourse.

Named in honor of the late Nancy M. Marsiglia, a tireless community activist, the Institute pairs traditional study of the Constitution through its articles, Bill of Rights, and amendments with challenging class discussions and dynamic lectures from high-profile subject matter experts. 
Participants in the Marsiglia Institute’s spring 2020 session include:
  • Kristen Amond, Fishman Haygood

  • Nini Bodeneheimer, Retired

  • Amy Borrell, Entergy

  • Jane Cross, Retired

  • Michael M. Davis, Retired Educator

  • Tynesia Fields, Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Paul Flower, Woodward Design+Build

  • Keren Gesund, Gesund & Pailet, LLC

  • Grace Kaynor, Self-Employed

  • Donald Lee, Self-Employed

  • Kate Magsamen, KMM Consulting LLC

  • Peggy Mendoza, New Pathways New Orleans

  • Lucas Miller, Metairie Park Country Day School

  • Aspen Steib Murphy, Marathon Petroleum Company LP

  • Barbara Pailet, Bruce J. Heim Foundation

  • Kat Sampson, Livingston Collegiate High School

  • Anitra Smith-Senegal, Positive Family Support Systems

  • Hannah Udell, Lucid

  • Mike Woodward, College Track New Orleans

Upon completion of the course, participants will be recognized as Distinguished Fellows of the Nancy M. Marsiglia of Justice, joining nearly 75 other community leaders who have completed the course since its founding in 2018. 
For more information on the program, visit
About United Way of Southeast Louisiana
For 95 years, United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) has been a leader and trusted partner in improving lives and making a lasting difference. We fight to eradicate poverty by preparing people for quality jobs, growing incomes, and affording better health and education opportunities throughout Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. We have a bold vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and financially stable – and we have a plan. United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Blueprint for Prosperity guides all strategic investments in programs, initiatives, collaborations, volunteerism, and advocacy aimed at tackling poverty. For more information, please visit Find us on social: @UnitedWaySELA.