Orleans Parish Medical Society and Jefferson Parish Medical Society sponsored a “Meet-And-Greet” for area health professionals and medical students in April. The event featured presentations from John Wales M.D., President, JPMS; Barbara McAneny M.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association; Jay Kaplan M.D., FACEP, Medical Director of Care Transformation, LCMC Health; Hallet Watz M.D., Chief Medical and Compliance Officer, MedData; and George Ellis M.D., President, Orleans Parish Medical Society (OPMS).

Joel and Mary Funderburk and Erica and James Reiss hosted a cocktail party at the Funderburks’ home in April to benefit the building of the Bastion Community of Resilience, a planned neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and their families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. 

Bastion Founder Dylan Tête poses with Jennifer and Benjamin Kadden at the “Building Bastion” cocktail party in April. The event celebrated the success of Phase 1 of the project and raised funds for the next steps. 

Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández joined Ileana Suquet, President of the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Lorena Salazar, Director of the Mexican Cultural Institute and Carlos Ponce, Consul of Mexico in New Orleans at the “Inauguration Ceremony of the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans” in April.

Mexican-American artist Blanca Rosa Maldonado celebrated the inauguration of the Mexican Cultural Institute with Belinda Flores-Shinshillas and Elena Countis.

Lisa McKenzie introduced members of You Night Advisory Board at the “Battle of the Models” in April. Miranda Webb, Sarah Cottrell, Dr. Joyce Varghese, Carmen Medine, Kelly Villars P.T., Michael Holmes, Holley Haag and Dr. Katherine Williams. The annual event is one of many during a year-round program focusing on the emotional and mental issues women experience after a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer survivors Sandy Hicks, Nancy Thayer, Z Ordonne, Janell Blei, Mary Jolicouer, Joy Newhouse, Selena Barthelemy, Alison Condon and Marie Campo went up against professional models at You Night’s yearly runway competition, “Battle of the Models.” The 2018 theme, “Fierce Beauty: Revolution,” represented the battle the women have fought against cancer and the fighting spirit that they each possess.

 Byron Adams, Sr. Marjorie Hebert, Archbishop Gregory Aymond and Tommie Vassel attended the “Archbishop Hannon Community Appeal End of Campaign Celebration” at the Archbishop’s home in April.

Moon and Verna Landrieu are pictured at Archbishop Gregory Aymond’s home for the “Archbishop Hannon Community Appeal End of Campaign Celebration.”

The Zeus’ Rescue team and their tiny puppies celebrated “GiveNOLA Day” in May.

Delia Young, Jessica Schulman, McKenzie Lovelace, Rupa Jolly, Allison Tiller, Kate Sullivan and Rabia Cattie posed together at the American Cancer Society’s “Belles & Beaus Announcement Party” for the 2018 honorees.

Niki Mouton, Desiree Dugas West, Nicole Mara Tomeny and Nicole Giardina attended the “Belles & Beaus Announcement Party” at The Shops at Canal Place in May.