Else Pedersen, Chief Executive OfficerElse_9724
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125
epedersen@bridgehouse.org
Chief Executive Officer, Else Pedersen has worked for Bridge House / Grace House since 1992. Else is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and holds a Masters of Business Administration. Else became the Chief Executive Officer of Bridge House / Grace House on September 15, 2011. Prior to that date, she was the Executive Director of Bridge House since 2004. Else has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of Bridge House in that she has worked in many departments before becoming the Executive Director, in particular the Clinical Department as a direct provider of services. Else is responsible for the overall management of the organization. Her responsibilities include the development and implementation of all clinical programs and supporting businesses; ensuring clinical program and business objectives are met; and directing and supervising staff. As a person in recovery, Else has a unique perspective in meeting the needs of our consumers.


Michelle Gaiennie, Executive Director of Clinical ServicesPhoto of Michelle Gaiennie Updated
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125
mgaiennie@bridgehouse.org
Michelle Gaiennie, LCSW holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University. She is an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Michelle has served as Executive Director of Clinical Services for Bridge House / Grace House since 2013.  Prior to that date, she was the Executive Director of Grace House since 2003.


Kevin Gardere, Executive Director of DevelopmentKevin_9747
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 821-7133
kgardere@bridgehouse.org
Kevin Gardere has been an employee of Bridge House Corporation since 2002. He has been responsible for Major Gifts since 2004. In December 2013, he became the Executive Director of Development.  Kevin is a graduate of the Bridge House Substance Abuse Treatment Program (2002).


Thomas A. DeLatte, Chief Financial OfficerIMG_9733-Edit
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 821-7130
tdelatte@bridgehouse.org
Thomas De Latte has been the Chief Financial Officer of Bridge House Corporation since 2001.  Thomas has been in some form of accounting management positions since 1961.  He is a Loyola of the South alumni.


Michael Ferrera, Director of Thrift Store OperationsMike_Ferrera_9721
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 525-3130
thriftstore@bridgehouse.org
Michael Ferrara has been the Director of Thrift Store Operations since 2002.  Michael has worked in thrift store management since 1991 and in retail department stores as a buyer, manager and merchandiser since 1971.


Michael Ray, Used Car DirectorMike_Ray9718
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 598-3355
usedcars@bridgehouse.org
Mike Ray is the Manager of the Bridge House Used Car Lot Initiative, having worked in this capacity since 2006.  Mike has been in the automobile business since 1995, and previously owned an automobile repair facility.


David Davis, Information Technology DirectorDavid_9736
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 821-7126
ddavis@bridgehouse.org
David Davis has been an employee of Bridge House Corporation since December of 2009.  David is a Vietnam era Veteran and has a background in complex computer systems within the banking financial industry.  David came through the Bridge House Substance Abuse Treatment Program.


Michelle Hansen, Human ResourcesMicehelleH_9741
4150 Earhart Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70125 | (504) 821-7155
mhansen@bridgehouse.org
Michelle Hansen has worked at Bridge House / Grace House since July 2010.  She began volunteering with Bridge House/Grace House in August 2005–working on the fundraising committees for Cochon Cotillion, Mr. Legs, Recycled Fashion Show and Rockin’ with the NOLA Stars.