New Leadership Announced at Children's Bureau

Joy Banks, PhD Joins Children's Bureau of New Orleans



The Children's Bureau is proud to announce that Joy Banks, PhD has joined the staff as Deputy Director. In this role, Joy will work closely with CEO Paulette Carter to advance the organization's mission through organizational planning and management. She will lead and support both internal and external leadership activities including administration, operations, on-going partnerships and collaborations.


Joy has been in New Orleans and on the job with Children's Bureau just a few months now having come from nonprofit management in Baton Rouge. When we asked Joy what her favorite thing about New Orleans is so far, she said, "I work and live in the heart of the city - in Mid City, and it's awesome to be within 20 minutes of everything. I also love the outdoor artwork by local artists, such as the painted utility boxes that gives the area so much personality."


Children's Bureau has grown in the last few years and now employs almost 50 full-time social workers and support staff. Joy adds capacity to the management team to implement systems and policies that come with that growth.