board of directors
Joanne Moreno is a native of San Antonio, Texas and has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 2014. She works as a Financial Analyst at NASA’s John Stennis Space Center and Michoud Assembly Facility. Joanne attended the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She then earned her Master of Business Administration.
Joanne enjoys staying involved in the community through her children’s various sports and school activities, and as a board member of the Family Readiness Group at her husband’s command. She has a passion for serving the military community and is excited to support our local service members and their families.
Joanne is the 2019 President of Bring It Home Northshore as well as the main contact for families enrolled in our Recreational Support program.
Johnny Odom is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 2007. He enlisted in the Navy in 2005 and graduated Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman training with Class 54 in November 2006. Currently serving at Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR, Detachment Stennis. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership at the University of Charleston.
With his background, he understands how important it is to pay attention to the hard and often invisible challenges that our families face through long deployments and loss of life. Johnny is driven to help provide the children of our Nation’s warriors some relief through recreational support, strengthening our families at home!
Johnny enjoys traveling with his family, hunting, fishing, golf and serving the local community. Johnny is the 2019 Vice President of Bring It Home Northshore.
Victoria Langlinais is a resident of Slidell, Louisiana and is currently the Advertising & Publicity Manager at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In her nine year career with the Silver Slipper, Victoria has represented the casino in the community with her positions as a board member for several local non-profit organizations.
Victoria holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. With her education and background in design and marketing, Victoria is able to use her skills to enhance the visibility and impact of the organizations she works with. Victoria is proud to be one of the four founding members of Bring It Home Northshore.
Victoria is the 2019 Treasurer for Bring It Home Northshore and handles most of the marketing, as well.
Jackelyn Gallo is a native of New Orleans, LA and a graduate of the University of New Orleans. She has lived in the Slidell area since 2001 and has been employed with Chase Bank since 2001.
Jackelyn is married to Mike Gallo, a local business owner, and has one son, Jeffrey Farrell. Since moving to the Slidell area, she has found much enjoyment in being involved in her local community. She has been a community leader working with the following organizations: Our Lady of Lourdes School and Church, Pope John Paul II High School, Children’s Wish Endowment, Leadership Northshore, and Bring It Home Northshore. While taking part in Leadership Northshore Class of 2014, Jackelyn and her teammates found common grounds on which they wanted to focus their efforts to support the local community – those were children, recreation, and military.
Bring It Home Northshore was officially formed in 2013 and she became a founding member of the non-profit organization with her teammates. Jackelyn is driven by the delight of the children and families in which she serves by granting gifts and sharing the most precious gift of time. In her spare time, she enjoys family gatherings, attending festivals and street fairs with her family and friends, playing outdoor volleyball, dancing, fishing, and crafting.
Robert is a native of Dothan, AL and a resident of Slidell, LA since 2009. He works in the Protection Division for the United States Marine Corps’ Marine Forces North in New Orleans. Robert is also a former United States Marine and currently a Major in the Louisiana Army National Guard. He attended Loyola University in New Orleans where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Webster University in St. Louis, MO where he earned his Master’s Degree.
Robert has multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans. With these deployments, he has firsthand experience on the hardships faced by service members and their families.
Robert has dedicated himself to serving his community in multiple programs and organizations. He is a volunteer police officer with the Slidell Police Department’s Reserve Division. Furthermore, not only is he on the Board of Directors of Bring it Home Northshore he is on the Alumni Board of Directors at Loyola University.
In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of himself through physical fitness, challenging himself mentally through academics, and participating in various outdoor activities.
Robert is the go to contact for BIHNS events.
Tisha Batuk has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 1991 and is currently the Business Development Regional Account Manager for Ochsner Health Systems. She is married to Stephen Batuk, a local firefighter and officer in the Louisiana Army National Guard. They have two children, Jackson and Grace.
After graduating from Slidell High School in 1998, Tisha attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. She then earned a Master of Arts Degree in Health Promotion and Exercise Science from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Tisha stays involved in her local community, not only through her job at Slidell Memorial, but also as a member of Slidell Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Alliance and the Business Women’s Network of East St. Tammany. Having been a military spouse for over 10 years, Tisha is excited to expand her support of the community to include our local military families.
AJ Moreno is native of San Antonio, TX and has been a resident of Slidell since 2014. He enlisted in the United States Navy in the Spring of 2012, and graduated from Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman training in May 2013. AJ is a graduate of Midwestern State University, holding a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Administration – Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word.
AJ has a passion for giving back and helping others. As such, he helps coach youth football and baseball, as his military schedule allows, and seeks to be a mentor for young men in our community. In addition, he volunteers for the Family Readiness Group at his Command, and has worked with the Boy Scouts while deployed overseas. With his work for Bring It Home Northshore, AJ hopes to use his first-hand knowledge of the family challenges a deployment can bring to help other military families in our community.
Kevin O’Neill has been a resident of Slidell, Louisiana since 1976, and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. Kevin has been employed with the Slidell Police Department as a Police Officer since 1985. Along with serving the community as a Police Officer, Kevin is involved with several educational community programs presented by the Slidell Police Department to the community, such as alcohol/drug education in the schools, Storm preparation informational talks, Safety-Security issues to various community groups or businesses and neighborhood watch programs to homeowner organizations.
Kevin is married to Esmeralda L. O’Neill, and has two children. The family is active with St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, youth baseball, soccer and dance teams. As a founding member of Bring It Home Northshore, Kevin is able to continue his support to the community by supporting our Military families and their children.
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Bring It Home Northshore is a 501(c)3 non-profit with an all-volunteer board. We are funded solely through donations, grants, and our two signature fundraisers: The Red, White, & Blue Masquerade and the Warrior Wing Cook-Off.