EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
Gregory J Ravy , Founder And Executive Director
Gregory Ravy was born and raised in New Orleans ,LA on the west- bank in the city of Algiers. He attended L.B. Landry High School where he played basketball and had the honor of becoming a McDonald's All American nominee. Gregory went on to play basketball for Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan, where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Sports Management. Upon graduation, he landed the opportunity to become Head Coach of the Women's Basketball team for two years before returning to New Orleans. Growing up in the Fischer Projects of New Orleans, Gregory understands the hardships of growing up in the inner-city. For the past three years, Mr. Ravy has had the opportunity to share his passion for God, life and success through motivational speaking. He's the proud father of a 4 year old little boy whom he loves & adores. Greg is a man on the chase of success, prosperity, dignity and most importantly God's heart!
Corey Valdary currently serves as the Vice President of Heroes of New Orleans. He is a proud New Orleanian who grew up in the 9th Ward District in the Florida Housing Project. Mr. Valdary was raised in a single parent home where no excuses were made and hard work was the rule and not the exception. He attended John F. Kennedy Senior High School and graduated in 1992 with honors. He then went on to Xavier University of Louisiana where he received several academic scholarships. He received his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry in 1996. Upon completing Xavier University, Mr. Valdary was the first recipient of the Texaco Environmental Health Science Scholarship, a full scholarship to attend Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He received a Master’s in Science of Public Health in 1998.
Mr. Valdary credits his achievements not only to the strong work ethic of his mother but to those people in his community who played a critical role in his upbringing. “After school programs and critical mentorship by the men in my neighborhood have made an indelible impression in my life”.
Henry Jones, Secretary
Henry Jones born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. With 12 siblings you can say family had a large impact on his life. He was, as it is said, raised by the village. Later after moving to New Orleans, Louisiana. Henry graduated L.B. Landry High School top of his class. After high school Henry enrolled in college, however, having kids at what would be considered an early age made it difficult to continue. So with that Henry began working to provide for his family and for the sum of almost 15 yrs as a culinary artist. His work has been recognized by writers and reporters in the Grand Rapids area over the years. Henry is now determined to dedicate his time and knowledge to help develop and teach the young men and women in the inner city neighborhood's today. As a proud father of four young men he truly understands it takes a village.