Mr. Gregory N Rattler

Program Director
CeaseFire New Orleans

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community & Civic Engagement
Public Health & Safety
Evaluation: Program Evaluation
Leadership Development
Racial Equity & Healing
African-American / Black Communities
Youth Development
Youth Development


Gregory serves the Foundation for the Mid South as Program Officer for the Males of Color Initiative. In that capacity, he manages granting relationship with organizations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. His former professional appointments include Director of the New Orleans Fatherhood Consortium, Partnership Coordinator for the Conservation Corps of Greater New Orleans, Board of Directors member for the NET Charter High School, and Co-Founder of the 44th Education Initiative. His personal and professional focus is on the plight of black men and the black male identity, community health and wellness, and healthy youth development. He has continued the work of advocating for policies and best practices that empower children, families, and communities to be experts in living healthy, productive lives. Mr. Rattler is a native son of New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from St. Augustine High School, he earned degrees from Howard University (BS – Biology) and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH – Health Education and Communication). In 2014, Gregory was selected as a member of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellowship (New Orleans). He is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the St. Augustine High School Alumni Association (New Orleans Chapter), the Howard University Alumni Association (New Orleans Chapter), and the Greater New Orleans Football Officials Association.