New Orleans Magazine announces it 2011 Top Female Achievers as profiled in the July 2011 Issue. The honorees will be recognized at a luncheon to be held in the Grand Ballroom at the W. New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., on Wednesday, July 13, 20ll. Featuring speaker Cecile Tebo – Crisis Unit Commander, New Orleans Police Department, and a 2009 New Orleans Magazine Top Female Achiever.  Proceeds will benefit Grace House to use in its efforts in treatment of women.  Champagne reception from 11-11:30 a.m. luncheon following. Tickets are $25, tables of 10 for $250.



This years honorees are: 


  • Katherine Andry Crosby – Chairman of the Board, Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank
  •  Mamie Sterkx Gasperecz – Executive Director, Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses
  • Susan Hutson – Independent Police Monitor, New Orleans
  • Jan Daniel Lancaster – Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of New Orleans
  • Mary Landry – Rear Admiral and Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, Retired
  • Astrid LaVenia – Co-owner and creator, Méson 923
  • Cherice Harrison Nelson – Educator and artist
  • Charmaine Neville – Musician
  • Julia Reed – Journalist; author; chair, board of trustees, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • Rev. Phoebe Roaf – Associate Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church

 For a complete profile of all honorees pick up your copy of the July issue of New Orleans Magazine or click here.

About New Orleans Magazine: New Orleans Magazine was founded in 1966 and is New Orleans’ largest and oldest magazine and is currently published by Renaissance Publishing.  More information can be found on line at

About Grace House: Grace House was founded in 1985, by a small group of volunteers in response to the lack of facilities for chemically dependent women. Grace House holds the belief that a gender-specific, 12-Step based, long-term residential program is the best treatment for chemically dependent women over the age of 18.  The mission of Grace House is to assist chemically dependent women in leading sober and productive lives by providing long-term residential treatment, regardless of ability to pay.

For more information about this luncheon, or to purchase tickets, please contact Kristi Ferrante at 504.830.7264 or email Kristi at