Acting Deputy Director of Administration / CFO
Stacy Jackson is the Acting Deputy Director of Administration / Chief Financial Officer for the Housing Authority of New Orleans. In this role, Stacy provides financial leadership for the Agency’s operating and capital budgets, accounting and internal controls processes. Stacy joined HANO in 2012 as a Staff Accountant and was promoted to Finance Director in 2018. Prior to joining HANO, Stacy held several finance and accounting roles in banking and manufacturing at Provident Bank,Kroger and Pepsi. She has deep domain expertise in financial planning and analysis, accounting, internal controls, enterprise risk management, auditing and compliance. A native of New Orleans, LA, Stacy attended the University of Notre Dame on an academic scholarship where she received her undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Economics in 1990.
Director of Human Resources
Kelly Walker is the Director of Human Resources at HANO and supervises various functions of the Human Resources Department. In her current position, Walker manages the day-to-day processes of the HR Department, consisting of recruitment, orientation, compensation, staff management, employee relations, organizational change, employee development, and employee training. Before her appointment as Manager of Human Resources this year, Walker previously served as the HR Generalist and Senior HR Generalist at HANO. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management (MBA/HRM). In addition, Walker is an active member and Conference Ambassador for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the local Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) of New Orleans.
Director of Client Services
Jedidiah Jackson is the Director of Client Services after joining the HANO team in July 2020. As the Director of Client Services, Jedidiah manages the day-to-day operations of the Client Services Department which works to develop pathways to self-sufficiency for HANO public housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) participants.
Prior to joining HANO, Jedidiah spent eight years as the Director of Jefferson Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) in Jefferson Parish government as a member of the administration of two Parish Presidents. As the Director of JeffCAP, Jedidiah worked to grow and develop programs for the low to median income residents of Jefferson Parish. For example, Jedidiah and his team successfully expanded the Head Start program to a best practices birth to 5 model, and also restarted the summer youth employment program that was dormant for years.
Prior to working in Jefferson Parish, Jedidiah was a member of the district office staff for Congressman Joseph Cao, and was tasked with dealing with housing and education issues. He also worked for Stantec/MWH where he developed a community outreach plan with the City of New Orleans for keeping the community on recovery projects.
A native of New Orleans, Jedidiah is a graduate of De La Salle High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans, and a master’s degree from Tulane University.
Bejide Legania is the Head of the Procurement and Contracts Department for the Housing Authority of New Orleans. In her current role, she is responsible for managing Procurement and Contract Administration, including Minority Business Enterprise, Women Business Enterprise, Section 3 Agency Plans, and Inventory Management. As Procurement Manager, Bejide serves as HANO's contracting advisor and is responsible for providing the Authority with an overall efficient, skillful, and timely procurement process. Specializing in procurement, contract, human resource, budget, and training administration, Bejide has garnered over 14 years of experience as the highest-ranked department administrator throughout her pre-HANO professional tenure. Bejide refined many of her skills during her nine years of progressive experience as the Procurement, HR, and Budget Manager for the City of New Orleans' Office of Information Technology & Innovation. She was held in high regard throughout the City as a reliable point-of-contact for her procurement expertise which landed her a Super User role in Buyspeed, the City’s previous ERP system. She also served as a Project Lead for the implementation of the City's new ERP system, BRASS. Additionally, Bejide held roles with procurement oversight as the HR Training Administrator at Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery (formerly ConocoPhillips) and as the Administrative Unit Manager for the Louisiana Department of Health's STD, HIV, and Hepatitis Program. Bejide attended Louisiana Tech University on a track & field and academic scholarship. She was an All-American long jumper and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Pre-Law) and a minor in Journalism. She also has a Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management and an MBA from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Public Administration from Capella University. She loves music, traveling, cooking, event planning, coaching with her husband on their summer track team, Sprint Nola, and spending time with her two kids, Nile Jr. and Nia.
Director of Asset Management
William Webb comes to HANO with a successful track record in the field of public housing management. William spent 15 years as the Director of Asset Management for the Memphis Housing Authority. Under his leadership, the agency achieved their first “High Performer Status." The agency went on to achieve this status for 5 straight years. William also spent 6 years as a Senior Project Manager for a local architectural firm in Memphis and coordinated efforts to spend $20 million in Capital Funding for the agency prior to joining as a Director. William graduated from Memphis State University with a degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. William is also a Certified Public Housing Manager under NAHRO and has completed compliance training in LIHTC and UPCS (REAC).
Dianne T. Alexander is now serving as General Counsel and head of the legal department for the Housing Authority of New Orleans and has been a licensed attorney for 23 years. She previously served as the Attorney for Character & Fitness for the Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, where she investigated the backgrounds of all applicants seeking to become licensed attorneys in the state of Louisiana. Ms. Alexander has served as General Counsel for the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors; as Clerk of Court, of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court; as well as, Staff Attorney, for the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. Ms. Alexander is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy; Southern University at New Orleans; and Loyola University of New Orleans School of Law. She is a native New Orleanian and the mother of one teenage son.