About Us

504HealthNet is an association comprised of over 25 non-profit and governmental organizations in the Greater New Orleans area. Membership is open to those who provide primary care or behavioral health services in a community setting irrespective of the client’s ability to pay, with a special focus on low-income, under-insured and uninsured populations. Our members independently operate dozens of service locations throughout the Greater New Orleans area ranging from comprehensive adult/pediatric primary care and behavioral health to medical mobile units.

 

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the uninsured made up 21% of the population in the greater New Orleans (GNO) region and often faced difficulty getting care. Services for the poor and uninsured were provided through the state-run public hospital, Big Charity, which was shuttered during the storm. Immediately after Katrina, community providers made themselves accessible in any way they could, from providing urgent care in tents and police precincts to administering vaccines outside the casino. 504HealthNet began as a policy voice for these community providers to advocate for funding to develop and build a better health care system than what existed before the storm with a focus on primary care. Today, we have a network of community-based health centers embedded in neighborhoods where people can more easily access care. These primary care sites now provide primary care, preventive and behavioral health services to over 175,000 patients in the GNO region, regardless of ability to pay.

Staff Members
Emily Remington

Emily Remington

Executive Director eremington@504healthnet.org

Currin Wallis

Currin Wallis

Professional Development and Training Manager cwallis@504healthnet.org

Mayra Gill

Mayra Gill

Director of Operations and Finance mgill@504healthnet.org

Board Members
James Comeaux, LCSW

James Comeaux, LCSW

Access Health Louisiana

Noel Twilbeck

Noel Twilbeck

CrescentCare

Anjali Niyogi, MD, MPH

Anjali Niyogi, MD, MPH

FIT Clinic

Amber Tillman

Amber Tillman

Teche Actions Clinics

Diana Meyers, RN

Diana Meyers, RN

Anna’s Place

Meg Vitter

Meg Vitter

LCMC Health

Rheneisha Robertson

Rheneisha Robertson

Covenant House New Orleans

Tamara Boutte

Tamara Boutte

Priority Health Care

Shantel Hebert-Magee, MD

Shantel Hebert-Magee, MD

Office of Public Health Region 1

Jeremy Simmons

Jeremy Simmons

Baptist Community Health Services, Inc.

*currently vacant*

*currently vacant*

NO Musicians Assistance Foundation

Helena Likaj

Helena Likaj

Odyssey House Inc.

Rochelle Head-Dunham, MD

Rochelle Head-Dunham, MD

Metropolitan Human Services District

Rex Menasco, MBA

Rex Menasco, MBA

Mercy Family Center

Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH

Keith Winfrey, MD, MPH

Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corp.

Gyl Wadge Switzer

Gyl Wadge Switzer

Luke’s House

Cathi Fontenot, MD

Cathi Fontenot, MD

LSU Health Care Network

Charlotte Parent

Charlotte Parent

University Medical Center New Orleans

DaTrice Smith-Jones

DaTrice Smith-Jones

Our Community Health

Shondra Williams, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Shondra Williams, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

InclusiveCare

Ragan Collins

Ragan Collins

Health Care for the Homeless

Michael Andry

Michael Andry

EXCELth, Inc.

Megan Brokenbourgh

Megan Brokenbourgh

START Corp

Carleetha Smith, MHA

Carleetha Smith, MHA

Common Ground Health Clinic

Jennifer L. Avegno, MD

Jennifer L. Avegno, MD

City of New Orleans Health Department

Jacquel Benion

Jacquel Benion

Tulane Total Health Clinic

Frank Folino

Frank Folino

DePaul Community Health Centers

504HealthNet Office Hours are 9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday

If this is an emergency, please call 911.