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.
Denise Wood, Chairman
I am now serving my 3rd year on the Renesting Board. I fully believe in the mission of this organization and have seen the difference it can make in the lives of those in need. I am a retired teacher/school administrator and enjoy working with people! After retirement I took the Master Gardener course and a floral class to earn my florist license. I do weddings and luncheon events to help support Renesting.
I am thankful for my family, my friends, this community and our nation – to help those in need is an honor, a duty and a privilege.
Jena Hogan, Vice-Chair
I am an attorney with a background in fine art and art history. After spending most of my life in south Louisiana and then a few years in Houston, I relocated to Shreveport so that my husband could pursue his medical degree. 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. In my free time, I enjoy sampling Shreveport’s best food, helping with the Shreveport Bar Association’s Pro Bono Project, exploring local parks with our basset hounds, and serving on the worship and event planning teams at Celebration Church.
Ken Beatty, Treasurer
Non Profit Adminsitration
I began on the Renesting Board in 2015. I am working for Volunteers of America North LA as the Program Director for Housing Services.
Kathy Bouck, Secretary
Kathy is a recently retired middle school principal. Her hobbies are sewing, reading, antique collecting, traveling.
Interior Designer/Sales, Ark-La-Tex Wallsource & Freelance Designer
This is my third year serving on The Renesting Project board, and I am very excited for this opportunity! I have worked with the Renesting Project on several occasions in the past. I acted as team leader for one of the four Fuller Center Veterans Homes in 2013, and have volunteered and helped Noel as needed throughout the years. I was the committee chair for the design competition at NEST FEST for 2015, CHAIRished Beginnings, and will be doing that again in 2016! I also head up the PARK IT MARKET fundraising events that the Renesting Project does twice a year.
I am an interior designer and sales manager for Ark-La-Tex Wallsource in Shreveport, the mother of three beautiful daughters, and my husband is a Caddo Parish educator. I have lived in Louisiana for over 30 years, so even though I am originally from Lexington, Kentucky, I consider Shreveport to be home!
I enjoy using my gift of interior design to help other non-profit organizations in our community and have worked with Heart of Hope and the Crisis Pregnancy Center. I attend Broadmoor Baptist Church, and love participating in mission trips and other events with my family. I am looking forward to serving on The Renesting Project Board again this year!!!
I am a full-time banker, part-time antiques dealer, motorcycle enthusiast, and avid gardener. I feel it’s important for someone to have a home they can take pride in, not just a place to live.
I am a certified public accountant with a local firm in Shreveport. I have been in public accounting for 38 years with most of my experience in the area of taxation. I am single, have two daughters and two grandchildren. I enjoy reading, cross stitching and leading bible studies.
Community Service Professional III
I am employed with the Northwest Louisiana Human Services District – Developmental Disability Services as a Community Service Professional III, providing services for individuals and families with developmental disabilities. In my spare time, I enjoy playing music and working on community projects with the church and my fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. This is my third year on the Renesting Board and look forward to another successful year.
I am a Louisiana Native that cares about the community in which I live. My goal is to serve and help shape the Shreveport-Bossier Community to its best potential.
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 31 years and the mother of 3 grown children and the world’s cutest grandson, 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.