Corey Staehle, Interim Executive Director
Corey has been with Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater New Orleans since 2002 when she started out as a volunteer and was hired as an administrative assistant the same year. As Interim Executive Director, Corey brings in all of her experience and education to continue leading our House to the highest of standards.
Corey lives in Metairie with her husband, Donald and daughter, Alice, and can be reached at email@example.com.
Helen Stone, Front Office Administrator
Helen is the longest-serving member of our staff, having joined RMHC-NOLA in 1989 as a part-time night manager. After a brief hiatus and retirement from her career with the State of Louisiana (as a social worker and parole officer), she returned full-time to the House in 2012. She holds a degree in music theory and sociology and earned her Masters degree in Sociology from LSU in 1980. She’s active in her synagogue’s choir and is a black belt karate student and occasional instructor. She began learning the martial art in 1976, and regularly participates in regional tournaments. Helen has two children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Helen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachael Bissell, Events Coordinator
As Events Coordinator, Rachael coordinates all fundraisers, and is the adult volunteer coordinator. Rachael started with Ronald McDonald House first as a volunteer for RMHC-NOLA’s young professionals’ organization, the Red Shoe Society, as their Special Events and Social Chair from 2012-2015. She was hired as Events Coordinator for the House in March of 2015. She is a graduate of Tulane University and has her MBA from Louisiana State University. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Brianna Foster, Guest Services Agent
A native of the Northshore area, Bri has lived in New Orleans for seven years. As Guest Services Agent, Bri takes care of our guest families and smooths the way for new families who have been referred to the House by medical providers. She earned her Bachelors and Masters in Sociology from the University of New Orleans where she serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology. Bri hopes to apply her education in the areas of affordable housing and urban sustainability. Bri lives in the historic Seventh Ward with her cat, Toonces. Brianna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Xiomara Mendoza, Housekeeper
Xiomara is a native of Honduras who has lived in the U.S. since 1992, and became a proud citizen in 2002. She worked in a variety of customer service fields before joining our staff in 2013. Xiomara works tirelessly to ensure the House is always clean and our rooms are spotless for incoming guests.
Eugene Thibodeaux, Morning Driver
Eugene is a life-long resident of New Orleans’ Westbank and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. After serving our country during tours of duty in Europe, he began a career at the Mobile Oil refinery in Chalmette. Now retired, Eugene has been our Morning Driver since July of 2014. He and his wife of 33 years, Paula, have three children and one grandson.
Charles Wright, Evening Driver
Charles is a New Orleans native, and presently a resident of the Westbank. He joined our staff as our Evening Driver in late 2013. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Charles served 3 years on a P-3 Orion maritime surveillance squad attached to the USS America.