Jacques Rodrigue

Executive Director

Jacques Rodrigue graduated from Louisiana State University in General Business Administration and later received his law degree from Tulane Law School in 2007. Jacques currently lives in New Orleans, where he also serves as House Counsel for Rodrigue Studio, his late father’s art gallery. As Executive Director of GRFA, Jacques publicly advocates for an arts-integrated education system, oversees the Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Art Contest for Louisiana high school students and directs the Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) program. LAA+ trains teachers how to teach using arts in every classroom and every subject. Jacques is also a member of the Louisiana State Arts Council, is the 2013 winner of Louisiana’s Arts Education Award and the 2015 National Arts Educators Association Award for Distinguished Service Outside of the Profession.

Wayne Fernandez

Strategy Consultant

Wayne has been a consultant for the Rodrigue Studios and Rodrigue Foundation for 15 years. Wayne works with the Foundation staff and board members to identify and address challenges while helping to develop strategies and partnerships to achieve the mission of the Foundation. He also has over 25 years experience as a political consultant working in local, state and federal elections. He has worked in both federal and state governments as Chief of Staff to a LT. Governor and State Director for a United States Congressman. He was a partner and development director for a statewide advertising and marketing agency. He is a graduate from Nicholls State University with majors in Political Science and Biology.

Gus Anderson

Director of Operations

Gus has been involved with the Rodrigue organization for over ten years and was involved in the formation and founding of GRFA in 2009.  He has enjoyed working with the Rodrigue organization on special projects and now serves as Director of Operations for GRFA. He received a BS in Microbiology and Chemistry from LSU and an MBA from the University of New Orleans.

Christine Dunaway

Development & Communications Manager

Christine Dunaway was born and raised in Covington, Louisiana and always had a passion for all forms of the arts. She graduated from the University of New Orleans in 2008 with a BA in Art History, and received her MA in Arts Administration from UNO in 2010. Her professional experience includes  gallery and museum work with a focus on membership, development, and fundraising. Christine joined GRFA in 2016, and oversees grants and sponsorships, as well as donor relations and communications.

Natalie Donnelly

Bookkeeper

Natalie Donnelly is the bookkeeper for the George Rodrigue Foundation and LAA+ Schools, Inc. Natalie is from Lafayette, LA where she attended St. Thomas More High School and later went to LSU in Baton Rouge, where she graduated with an accounting degree.