Rhea Lewis

Project Associate

As a Project Assistant at Converge, Rhea provides internal organizational support and external support to our clients. Originally from Middleton, MA, Rhea has called New Orleans home since 2013 and has been active within the city’s nonprofit landscape. Previously, Rhea interned at Liberty’s Kitchen where she improved alumni engagement, managed communications, and created a volunteer coordination system. Last summer she was a fellow at Fund 17 and worked one-on-one with a local entrepreneur to develop and advance a plan of action to launch his company, Nola Crates. Rhea also interned with Girls on the Run New Orleans and was an assistant coach for a Girls on the Run team. As a fellow with the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Rhea organized and executed the Changemaker Institute, an eight-week long social-venture accelerator program for student entrepreneurs.

Currently, Rhea coordinates communications and logistics for the New Orleans Youth Program Quality Initiative (NOLA-YPQI). NOLA-YPQI is a ten-month program that trains youth-focused nonprofit leaders to improve the quality of their youth programming. She is also working with Principal Hamilton Simons-Jones to develop a strategic plan for the Crescent City Community Land Trust (CCCLT).

Rhea received a B.S. in Public Health with a minor in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship from Tulane University. She enjoys running, hip-hop, and listening to New Breed Brass Band play at the Blue Nile.