Jazz & Heritage foundation STAFF

Jazz & Heritage Staff

Our small yet dedicated staff members 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 Production, Technology, & Facilities

Khalid Hafiz

Production and Facilities Manager

Andrea Garcés

Heritage School of Music Administrator

Shanna Stowe

Fundraising and Development Associate

Rachel Lyons


Don Marshall

Executive Director

Jarrod Remetich


Robert Francis

Senior Custodian

Herman Francis


Kia Robinson Hatfield

Director of Programs, Marketing, and Communications

Baylee Badawy

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Jonathan Solari

Director of Development

Elizabeth Ramoni

Programs Administrative Assistant

Laura Keller

The Helis Foundation Digital Collections Manager