Olivia Butera: Artistic Director
Olivia has served as NOAHC’s artistic director since doors open in August 2015. She received her bachelor’s degree in Theology from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and her master’s degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. Olivia serves on several boards in the region promoting the preservation of art and culture in the Gulf South. Olivia is dedicated to establishing NOAHC as a shining beacon of collaboration and understanding between people belonging to different cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds.
LaWanda Smith: Music and Culture Director
LaWanda has a long history of volunteerism in the city of New Orleans. She has volunteered with local festival and media organizations before obtaining her master’s degree in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. LaWanda enjoys concerts, festivals, arts markets, and event planning. LaWanda is a lifelong resident of Metairie.
Taylor Arroyo-Tabin: Curator
Taylor Arroyo-Tabin has been NOAHC’s curator since August 2015. Prior to NOAHC, Arroyo-Tabin received her bachelor’s degree in Art Studio from University of California at Davis and her master’s degree in Arts Administration from University of New Orleans. She has organized all of our exhibits since she began working with us and has been pursuing cultural partnerships nationally along with developing new and exciting exhibits.