Jan Moller, Executive Director

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Jan Moller is director of the Louisiana Budget Project, which monitors and reports on state government spending and how it affects Louisiana’s low- to moderate-income families. He is an award-winning journalist formerly with the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s state capital bureau, where he covered the state budget, health-care policy, higher education and races for Louisiana governor and U.S. Senate seats.

Before moving to Louisiana in 2003, he covered local and national politics at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and worked as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., primarily with the syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. As an investigative reporter, Moller’s work led to reforms in Louisiana’s nursing home regulation and uncovered ethics violations by city officials in Nevada. Born in Sweden, Moller was raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C.

Stacey Roussel, Deputy Director

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Stacey Roussel serves as deputy director at LBP. She brings nearly twenty years of experience in the public, academic and nonprofit sectors working on issues related to economic and community development with experience in fundraising, strategic planning, program evaluation and policy analysis.

A native of New Orleans, Stacey began her development career in Baton Rouge supporting community engagement in K-12 public schools, and went on to serve on an award-winning major gifts team at PBS affiliate, WEDU-TV, in Tampa, Florida. She began working with small businesses as a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional at UNF SBDC, where she provided export assistance to U.S.-based small manufacturers. Upon returning to Louisiana, Stacey continued her commitment to community and economic development by supporting entrepreneurship among minority communities in Southeast Louisiana. While working domestically, Stacey maintains a global perspective, and has presented papers at the United Nations conference, Our Common Humanity in the Information Age, and at the Roundtable for Entrepreneurship Education (REE Asia) in Hong Kong. She is a graduate of LSU and the University of Maryland, College Park.


Charlotte Willcox, Safety Net Policy Advocate

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Charlotte Willcox is the Safety Net Policy Advocate, leading research into people’s experiences of safety-net programs and advocating for policy improvements that reduce barriers to program access for Louisianans. Charlotte was born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana.

She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Anthropology focusing on Oral History as a research tool. She is also a passionate Harm Reduction advocate working to end the war on drugs and the people who use them. Prior to joining LBP, Charlotte was a wage worker in the hospitality industry where she fought for equitable working conditions.

Courtney Foster, Medicaid Policy Advocate

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Courtney Foster is the Medicaid policy advocate for LBP, where she aims to improve the enrollment experience for people covered by Medicaid through eliminating administrative barriers to coverage. Prior to working at LBP, Courtney worked as the health policy coordinator at Well-Ahead, Louisiana specializing in tobacco control policies at the state level with an emphasis on reducing disparities.

Courtney was born and raised in Southern California, moved to New Orleans for college, and hasn’t left since. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. in Public Health and later with an MPH in Health Policy.

Richard Davis, Jr. State Policy Fellow

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Richard Davis, Jr. is a State Policy Fellow, working with the LBP team to research and analyze issues related to education, with a focus on advancing equity across the continuum. Prior to joining LBP, he served as a middle school teacher, policy intern at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and a Lamar Governor’s Fellow in the Louisiana Department of Corrections – Education Office. 

Born in New Orleans and raised in Slidell, Richard is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. While there, he served as Student Body President, as well as Student Member on both the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) Advisory Board. Richard is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration at Louisiana State University.

Davante Lewis, Director of Public Affairs and Outreach

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Davante Lewis is the director of public affairs and outreach for LBP, focusing on higher education policy, monitoring legislative developments and working with advocacy groups and coalitions partners in forging a common agenda and action plan to advance LBP’s policy agenda. Prior to joining LBP, he was an elementary school teacher in the Coweta County School System in suburban Atlanta.

Davante is a graduate of McNeese State University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Communications. While there, he served as a two-term Student Body President, the Chair of the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents and a Board Member of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Davante also served as one of the first members of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council, serving as the Vice Chair.

Jamie Carson, Director of Communications

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Jamie Carson is the director of communications for LBP, overseeing the organization’s day-to-day and strategic communications. Prior to joining LBP, Jamie served as the deputy finance director for Caroline Fayard’s campaign for United States Senate.

Previously, he served as a legislative campaign manager for the Louisiana House Democratic Caucus. Jamie is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a graduate of LSU, where he received his B.A. in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Political Communication.