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Market Match Limit Lifted!

Unlimited Market Match, Market Umbrella's SNAP incentive program, extended through September 30, 2021!


Market Umbrella Board of Directors

The Board of Directors serve as our legal council and hold fiduciary responsibilities. This body is elected by majority vote and has voting rights as such. These members are responsible for guiding the mission, vision, and future of Market Umbrella. They meet bi-monthly and via special committee to guide the organization.


David Waller, President
Client Executive- IBM

Avery Corenswet, Vice-President
Vice President of Community Outreach- Ochsner Community Health Systems

Amy Corcoran, Board Treasurer
Principal- Amy Corcoran, CPA, LLC

John Bihm, Recording Secretary
Attorney- Riess LeMieux


David Baker
Associate Editor- The Louisiana Weekly

Robin Barnes
Principal- Resilience Resolutions

Arianna Baseman
Market Development Advisor- Humana

Sharon Courtney
Vice President, Government Relations- Tulane University

Ann Cox
Account Manager- Unite Us

Albert “Rusty” Gaude
Associate Area Agent- LSU Ag Center and Louisiana Sea Grant

Esteban Gershanik
Physician- Children’s Hospital

Edward Jurgielewicz III
President & Financial Advisor- E. Francis Financial

Elisa Munoz Miller
Executive Director- New Orleans Food Policy Action Council

Lindsey Navarro
Executive Director- El Centro

Khai Nguyen
Program Manager- Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation

Eleni Sallinger
Physician Assistant- Ochsner Medical Center

Ashley Weber
Director of IS Clinical System- Ochsner Health System

Community Advisory Team

The Community Advisory Team supplements the board of directors as our trusted council. Six seats of this body are reserved for Crescent City Farmers Market vendors who are elected every two years by majority vote by active vendors of the Market. The Advisory Team may advise programmatic direction but does not hold voting power.

Margaret Beer

Kay Brandhurst

Tac Crosby

Lydia Cutrer

Bruce Gallassero

Kristina Gibson

Irina Kagan

Eli Klarman

Katie Landry

Kendra LeSar

Annie Moore

Danielle Paciera, RD, CCN

Mary Regan

Darlene Robért

Heather Robertson

Pam Romero

Alon Shaya

Darren Smith

Erica Washington

Darren Smith

Brain Trust

The Brain Trust is comprised of former Board members, Market founders and leaders in the field. We are grateful to these confidants whose expertise continues to contribute to organizational life and stability without being full-time Community Advisory Team members.

John Abajian

Ben Burkett

Michael Kane

Richard McCarthy, IV

Cathy Pierson

Roy Priest

Ted Quant

Poppy Tooker

Crescent City Farmers Market Founders

John Abajian

Sharon Litwin

Richard McCarthy, IV

Are you interested in learning more about our Community Advisory Team or Board of Directors? Please contact Executive Director Cordelia Heaney at

About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the field of public markets for public good. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts nearly 60 local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.