Vice President for Programs, Greater New Orleans Foundation
Carmen James Randolph leads discretionary grantmaking and programmatic work in the areas of economic opportunity, environment, disaster restoration and recovery, nonprofit leadership and effectiveness, workforce development, and maternal and child health. Carmen led the creation of the foundation’s disaster strategy, which has made it more nimble, proactive, and strategically coordinated with government, nonprofits, and local and national philanthropy.
Increasingly, climate change is having a serious effect on the occurrence of disasters globally. Everywhere disasters strike, they exacerbate existing social and economic conditions, affecting the most vulnerable for days, weeks, months, and even years to come.