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Lavonzell Nicholson

Business Operations Manager

As Converge’s Business Operations Manager, Lavonzell ensures Converge delivers efficient service that meets and exceeds the expectations and needs of our partners. She has experience operating several local small businesses and held several leadership positions in the nonprofit sector in both Maryland and Louisiana.

Lavonzell currently serves on the Louisiana Department of Economic Development Small Business Advisory Council and on the board of Communities in Schools. For her work, Lavonzell received recognition as one of Gambit’s “40 under 40,” New Orleans Magazine’s “People to Watch,” and City Business Woman of the Year nominees.

Lavonzell received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, a Graduate Business Certificate in Leadership Development from John Hopkins University and a B.A. in Sociology from Nicholls State University. She loves traveling and is the proud mother of two boys.