The Board of Directors 

The Grand Opera House of the South is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of both respected business professionals and volunteer community leaders who share an interest in the arts and the cultural and economic vitality of Louisiana and who represent diverse areas of interest in business, marketing, education, tourism, the arts, finance, philanthropy, law and government who direct the organization in its mission. The Board of Directors serves staggered three year terms and provides oversight and policy direction to the organization.

Kimberly G. Gattle, Executive Director

Mark Miller, Technical Director

Paul “Jackie” Loewer, Jr., Chairman

Jerome “Jay” Suire, Vice Chairman

Brenda Core, Secretary

Debbie Spallino

Christie Brammer

Susan Comeaux

John Craton

Noelle Freeland

Carol “Chee Chee” Gielen

Lazar John “L.J.” Gielen

Kyle Gordon

Percy Lee “Lee” Lawrence

Ann Mire

Jennifer Mixon

Ruth Moncus

Hurtis “Hans” Nelson


2016-2017 Junior Board Members

The Junior Board is a dynamic group of young professionals dedicated to volunteering their time, talents and energy to the greater good of The Grand Opera House of the South. Members have the unique opportunity to serve as advocates while advancing their personal, professional and leadership goals.

Cathryn Core

Michael Doughty

Heather Duplechain

Katelyn Hoffpauir

Austin Kibodeaux

Anne Leonards

Ellen Leonards

Gracie Leonards

Trenton Leonards

Rick Levy

Megan Malmay

Jacob Nugier

Adam Schexnayder

John Stefanski

Sarah Stymest