Keith Liederman, Ph.D., Executive Director
Keith Liederman started as a program director at Kingsley over twenty years ago and became Chief Executive Officer in 2003. He oversees the agency’s comprehensive array of nationally accredited and state certified programs focused exclusively on early intervention and prevention, serving toddlers as young as 6 weeks old in Early Head Start and the Pre-School, to adults almost as old as the institution itself in Adult Day Health Care. Dr. Liederman also performs a variety of civic functions on the local, statewide and national level, including serving on the Child Welfare League of America’s Board of Directors, the Every Child Matters Board of Trustees, and the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations’ Board of Directors. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), his Master of Social Work at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, and his Ph.D. from Tulane University.
Nathalie Fenno, Director
Nathalie brings over 20 years of experience working with persons who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to recently relocating back to New Orleans, Nathalie served as Senior Compliance and Incident Manager respectively for RCM of Washington, DC, a provider and federal contractor for person-centered services and supports, specifically residential, individualized day, and employment services for people living with disabilities and their families. She also served as Co-chair of the safety committee and a member of the Human Rights Committee, respectively at RCM of Washington. Nathalie also has extensive international experience working in the Republic of Cameroon where she was the Director of Cerebral Palsy Center for Promhandican Association and as Founder and CEO of Sumedin. She created Sumedin to train, develop, encourage and facilitate community inclusion for children and young adults with disabilities. Through support, training and education, Sumedin was able to help people live, work and attain their goals and become self-sufficient in their community. Prior to her time in Cameroon, Nathalie was the Director of Adult Day Care Services for Progressive Healthcare Providers in New Orleans where she oversaw habilitative programs and ensured quality services for adults. She Is a level 1 investigator, which allows her to conduct investigations for allegation of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation for vulnerable adults, in accordance with external government agencies such as Department of Health and Hospitals and Department of Disability Services. Nathalie has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology- Pre-Medicine from Louisiana State University and certifications in advanced studies in Psychology; Intervention in Intellectual Disability and Early Childhood Development from the University of Montreal, QC, Canada. Nathalie says she has a passion for helping people, and that helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.
Lolita Barnes, RN, Nurse Manager
Lolita Barnes, RN, Kingsley Adult Day Care's Nurse Manager received her BSN from Our Lady of Holy Cross and has practiced nursing across all developmental stages. She monitors chronic health conditions, consults with participants' physicians on medical plans of care, and is available for those participants who may need medical attention while at Kingsley Adult Day Care. Lolita is known for her infectious smile and showers her patients with compassion and personalized care every day. Of her 28 years of nursing experience, Lolita says, “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.”
Kathy Johnson, BBA, Operations Manager
With a background in business administration, Kathy joined Kingsley Adult Day Care in 2012. Prior to her tenure at Kingsley House, she worked for the State of Louisiana for almost 25 years in business, public relations, marketing, and promotions. Kathy says that she takes her role very seriously, ensuring that various aspects of the operation run smoothly on a daily basis. She is dedicated to the tasks of crafting quality programming and ensuring that participants have an enriching experience every time they walk through our doors.