Renesting Staff and Board of Directors
The Renesting Project is overseen by a Board of Directors with extensive background in community involvement, business ownership, knowledge of homelessness and philanthropic hearts, the Renesting Project, Inc. is positioned for growth in the near future.
2022 Board of Directors
Debbie Carter (Chair)
Jan Briscoe (Vice Chair)
Shilpan Patel (Treasurer)
JJ Stallcup (Secretary)
Baylor, a Shreveport native, served on the Renesting Project Board of Directors for several years and led as Chairman for over a year and a half. He knows this organization like the back of his hand and has held Renesting Project close to his heart for many years. When Noel Haacker, Renesting’s founding director announced her retirement, he took this opportunity as a sign and was announced Executive Director at the beginning of July 2021.
Emily Jo Manchester, CNP
Emily Jo got started at Renesting in 2017 as an intern while studying for her Master’s degree. Even after fulfilling her internship requirements, she couldn’t leave Renesting! She continued volunteering and was eventually hired as a Data Entry Specialist, then the Program Specialist, and has served as the Assistant Director since February 2020.
Ryan joined the Renesting staff in January 2022. He’d heard about us many years prior when he met a board member while in a different job. When the Warehouse Coordinator position became available he called that board member and inquired more about Renesting. Now, Renesting Project couldn’t run properly without his help and organization.
In October 2009, Noel answered a calling to serve the homeless in a way that uniquely matched up with her 30 years as a professional Interior Designer- she created the Renesting Project. Noel owned and operated Noel Interior Design, Inc. for more than 20 years and volunteered 16 years as Interior Design Coordinator for the St. Jude Dream Home. During her service to Renesting, Noel was nominated for the American Society of Interior Designers national Design for Humanity Award. Since her retirement in July 2021, she has spent quality time with her husband of 30+ years, her 3 grown children, four grandchildren, and the many dear friends she made in her 11.5 as the head and heart of Renesting Project.