Staff and Board of Directors
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 and plans to expand to other communities in the near future.
2018 Board of Directors
Ken Beatty (Chairman)
Ken works as a nonprofit administrator. He is presently serving his second term on the Renesting Board and is the chairman this year. He states: “I’m looking forward to a great year”.
Kamesha West (Vice Chairman)
Kamesha is a graduate of Louisiana State University Shreveport where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations along with a Certification in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. She also earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Telecommunications from Bossier Parish Community College. Kamesha was selected as one of the TOP 40 under 40 recipients for the Greater Shreveport Chamber’s Young Professional Initiative.
Jason Holland (Treasurer)
Jason is a mortgage lender with Red River Bank, and also owns a small antiques business. He and his wife Kris both serve on the Renesting board.
Susan Stafford (Secretary)
Susan is a recently retired CPA, and grandmother of two. She is active in several church groups and leads bible studies. Her hobbies include reading, cross-stitching and gardening.
Kathy is a retired middle school principal.
Baylor, a Shreveport native, discovered joy in working with non-profits throughout Louisiana to serve the communities we love. In his spare time, he likes to travel and work in the yard. Baylor’s response in being selected as a board member: “I’m thrilled to be part of this year’s Renesting Board and look forward to seeing this organization grow and prosper”.
Jan is a retired Caddo Parish Elementary Teacher with 33 years of service. Her hobbies include Pilates and yoga, cooking, decorating, homemaking, and reading. She enjoys time with grandsons and family. She and her husband own Yarbrough’s Interiors.
Danielle is an assistant city attorney for Shreveport. After moving to Shreveport two years ago: “ I have been looking for ways to give back in my new community”. She enjoys spending time with her fiance and her dog.
Jena is an attorney with a background in fine art and art history. Jena’s thoughts: “The pervasiveness of homelessness and poverty I observed prompted my desire to serve with an organization that directly impacts and improves the lives of our neighbors with such a personal level of care and dignity”.
Kris is a wedding and event planner, with experience at a liberal arts college and a large, nationally recognized art museum. Kris is a recent graduate of the LANO Leadership Course and excited to begin serving (along with her husband Jason) our local non-profits.
Linda works as Vice President of Housing at Volunteers of America, North LA since January 2014, where she provides expertise and support regarding asset development and management for properties owned and/or operated by Volunteers of America of North LA.
Brigette is a certified public accountant with experience in transportation and healthcare industries. She and her husband Mark have two active boys.
Denise is a retired teacher and school administrator. She previously served as Chairman of the Board of Renesting and is thrilled to see this organization continue to grow and serve more clients! She and her husband enjoy living near their family! Her hobbies include quilting, gardening, and working with Renesting!
2018 Advisory Council
Bill works as the Assistant Director of Accounting/Grants at LSUHSC-Shreveport. He has previously served as Chairman of Renesting Project, Inc. and currently serves in an advisory capacity.
Amy is a consultant with Zurvita and is a semi-retired CPA. She especially enjoys volunteering at her church, with ESA, with Renesting Project, and traveling with her husband.
Lynn Stevens is the Chief Operating Office for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana. Prior to United Way, Lynn was Director of Administration at Providence House and has been serving the non-profit sector for over 20 years. Her hobbies include photography, being outdoors and completing her “bucket list”. Lynn’s vast experience with non-profits graciously assists Renesting as an advisor.
Noel Haacker (Founder / Executive Director)
Our founder and Executive Director, Noel Haacker, has answered a calling to serve the homeless in a way that uniquely matches up with her 30 years as a professional Interior Designer. Noel owned and operated Noel Interior Design, Inc. for more than 20 years. She also volunteered 16 years as Interior Design Coordinator for St. Jude Dream Home’s model program which has now been replicated across the United States. Married for 30+ years and the mother of 3 grown children and two grandsons, Noel possesses a unique combination of organizational and people skills and a seemingly endless desire to serve those in need. Recently nominated for the American Society of Interior Designers prestigious national Design for Humanity Award, she continues to use her design skills to serve the homeless in their time of transition.