Michelle Kendall, MPH

Executive Director
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Michelle Kendall became a part of the DDD in 2018 as an intern. Since then, she has served in various roles including Community Programming Manager, Farmers Market Manager, Assistant Director, and was promoted to the role of Executive Director in December 2022.

Michelle is a Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from LSU Health Science Center of New Orleans. Her varied professional and academic background spans over various sectors including public health, economic development, government, non-profits, and more.

Her past work includes policy & legislative coordination for the Louisiana Cancer Control and Prevention Programs, Co-Chair of the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, non-profit event planning & fundraising for the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans, and research & evaluation for Pennington Biomedical Research Center. She developed a passion for small businesses at her very first job as cashier & supervisor at Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket in Downtown Covington, LA.  

Originally from Folsom, LA, she is has called Hammond her home since 2014. She lives in the Iowa Addition, a historic Hammond neighborhood just blocks from Downtown, and is currently renovating a home built in 1903. In her free time, she enjoys strolling around Downtown with her son, Ellis, and dogs, Pinto & Adzuki. 

Katie Taylor

Administrative Assistant

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Bio coming soon!


Farmers Market Manager Position - NOW OPEN

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the DDD Executive Director, the Manager of the Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market is responsible for overseeing all duties and tasks related to the market’s operation. Duties include, but are not limited to, on-site market operations, vendor coordination, communication/ advertising, and lead overall administration of the market. This position requires local travel (reimbursable) and work every Saturday from 7AM to 1PM.

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To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to Executive Director, Michelle Kendall, via email at [email protected]. Include the following subject line: ‘Market Manager Application – [your name]’. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit examples of professional social media content development.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023 11:59PM Central 

Intern & Volunteer Opportunities

Want to get involved and make a difference in Downtown Hammond? We offer annual & semester internships for academic course credit and year-round volunteer opportunities.


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