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Sarah Barnett

President; Restoration Journeys & Development Director, The RICC

Sarah Barnett, a New Orleans native, has been a part of The RICC in various capacities since 2017. In addition to being the Interim President, she serves as the Director of Restoration Journeys, where she works with volunteer teams that come to New Orleans to serve, and she also works to help The RICC grow through marketing and donor relations. Her background is in English and education, earning a bachelor's degree from Loyola University New Orleans. Sarah also has a master's degree from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. She has worked in missions education and volunteer coordination for nearly 15 year. Sarah loves coffee, live music, and her beloved New Orleans.


Jason Rhodes

Vice President; HR Director & Business Manager, The RICC

Jason Is a New Orleans native, raised in the East and the Ninth Ward areas of the city. He is the second oldest of six and was homeschooled from second grade through high school. Jason attended Stillman College where he studied business management. He is a father of six and serves faithfully at the Greater St. Matthew #2 Baptist Church. In addition to being Interim Vice President of The RICC, Jason works as the Business Manager and HR Director where he advises the directors of the social enterprises and helps plan and implement new strategies to further the mission.


Emily Moresi

Bookkeeper, The RICC

Emily Moresi has been the Bookkeeper for The RICC since the beginning of 2018. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, followed by continued education in Accounting, from the University of South Alabama. Emily is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful non-profit while also being able to work from home with her two children.


Ashley Brooks, PhD, LPC-S

Founder, Restoration Counseling & Wholistic Care Consultant, The RICC 

Dr. Ashley Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been counseling for over 20 years with a specific focus on trauma. She is the founder of Restoration Counseling Center, a faith-based non-profit counseling center in New Orleans, LA. Restoration Counseling Center is a derivative of The Restoration Initiative for Culture and Community. Ashley and her husband Page have three amazing children through adoption. Her main passion is seeing people thrive in their connections with God, self, and others.


Sally Smith, PhD, LPC

Clinical Director, Restoration Counseling

Dr. Sally Smith is the Clinical Director at Restoration Counseling. She started at Restoration Counseling as a student intern over eight years ago and has been blessed to grow with the organization to her current position. In her role as Clinical Director, she oversees the quality of care provided to clients, the regulatory compliance of the center, and the training of staff through our student intern and fellowship programs. Dr. Smith received her Master's and PhD degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and she currently teaches adjunct for the seminary at one of their prison extension centers. She loves outside time, game nights, reading, and traveling.

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Janaea Carr, LCSW

Behavioral Health Director, Restoration Behavioral Health

Janaea Ivory Carr, LCSW is the Behavioral Heath Director of Restoration Behavioral Health which houses our LeaderLAB and LeaderU programs. After graduating with her Master’s degree in social work from Tulane University in 2015, Janaea has worked in various behavioral health roles as a case manager in 2 area behavioral health facilities as well as a community mental health professional. Along with being the Behavioral Health Director, Janaea also works as a counselor at Restoration Counseling and has earned a certificate in Christian counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Janaea loves being outside, food of all types, music, and makeup.