Louisiana Public Health Institute

Chief Executive Officer

New Orleans, LA

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Website: Louisiana Public Health Institute


The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), a leading public health institute known for both its preventative and responsive portfolios of work, supports the health of communities across Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region by partnering with state and federal government agencies, universities, foundations, and local partners to implement evidence-based population health initiatives. In addition to serving as a convener and thought leader, LPHI works as a health accelerator to catalyze the potential of the organizations and communities it serves across the Gulf Coast region. LPHI is known for its diverse portfolio of work to advance behavioral health, clinical transformation, healthy communities, health services research, HIV/STIs, family health, tobacco prevention and control and has been recognized nationally for its disaster response work after Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil spill.

Under the leadership of Joe Kimbrell, LPHI’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, the organization has made significant contributions to support the health of communities in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast region. The organization is now at a pivotal moment, building on two decades remarkable work and is poised to welcome a new CEO who will usher in an exciting new era and build on its success and expertise.  

The new CEO will be a senior executive with public health expertise and previous experience working in the Gulf region. S/he should be poised to take on a range of opportunities and challenges, including: articulating and advancing the strategic direction of the organization to support the health of communities in the region, leveraging strategic relationships with funders, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, expanding and deepening relationships with communities across Louisiana, and strengthening internal organizational infrastructure to support ongoing excellence through a period of change. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a chief executive to lead an established and respected organization in its mission to support the health of communities in Louisiana and across the Gulf Coast region.


This search is being conducted with assistance from Katherine Jacobs, Carolyn Ho, and Cara Pearsall of the national search firm NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and your resume (in Word format) should be sent to: lphi-ceo@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 

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Carolyn Ho

Carolyn partners closely with organizations in multiple nonprofit and academic sectors to capitalize on leadership transitions and advance their missions.

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