Jazz & Heritage foundation STAFF

Jazz & Heritage Staff

Our small yet dedicated staff are the movers and shakers who work tirelessly to carry out the Foundation’s mission to promote, preserve, perpetuate, and encourage the music, culture and heritage of communities in Louisiana. We come from various disciplines – the arts, fundraising, business and marketing development, theatre, production, finance, audio/visual engineering and public advocacy. We are passionate about maintaining and creating new initiatives to support Louisiana’s music community, emerging artists and creatives. Meet our team!

Sarita Carriere

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Derek Douget

Director of Music Education at the Heritage School of Music

Jason Doyle

Director of Operations and Technology 

Khalid Hafiz

Production & Facilities Manager

Peter Harris

Heritage School of Music Administrator

Shanna E. Hudson-Stowe

Fundraising & Development Associate

Rachel Lyons


Don Marshall

Executive Director

Jarrod Remetich


Robert Francis

Assistant Facilities Manager

Kia Robinson Hatfield

Director of Programs, Marketing, and Communications

Baylee Badawy

Marketing Coordinator

Joe Stolarick

Helis Foundation Digital Systems Lead