Ogden Museum of Southern Art Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board of Trustees

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Welcomes Three New Members to Its Board of Trustees

Welcoming Monique Gaudin Gardner, Will Bryan and Dr. James Kalyvas

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to announce that Monique Gaudin Gardner, Will Bryan and Dr. James Kalyvas have joined the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

“We are delighted to welcome these creative and accomplished individuals to Ogden Museum’s Board of Trustees,” says William Pittman Andrews, The Helis Foundation Executive Director of Ogden Museum. “Having recently celebrated our 20th anniversary, and being in the second year of an ambitious strategic plan, we are eager to make the most of the broad talents they bring to our governing board while we envision the next decade of growth in celebration of the excellence and diversity of art of the American South.”

Ogden Museum’s Board of Trustees includes 37 Trustees and is led by Chairperson Jessie Schott Haynes. Other Trustee officers include Vice Chairman Geoffrey P. Snodgrass, Treasurer Jason Waguespack and Secretary Justin Woods.


Monique Gaudin Gardner is an attorney and retired professional fundraiser. Most recently, she served as the Director of Gift and Estate Planning and as the Director of Alumni Relations at Loyola University New Orleans. Previously, Gardner worked as the Executive Director of Alumni Association and the Director of Alumni Affairs at The University of New Orleans. She has held numerous non-profit leadership positions at organizations including the Junior League of New Orleans, Goodwill Industries, New Orleans Planned Giving Council, Rotary Club of New Orleans, Louisiana Bar Association, Vassar Alumnae Association and Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana.

Gardner received her B.A. from Vassar College, her M.B.A. from The University of New Orleans and her J.D. from Tulane Law School. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, administered through the American College of Financial Services. Her wealth of non-profit knowledge will benefit the Museum greatly as the strategic plan is rolled out in the upcoming years.

As Vice President of Bryan Automotive, Will Bryan focuses on operations, sales and service at Bryan Subaru.  When not at the dealership, Bryan assists as a Partner at Octavia Art Gallery. Bryan received his bachelor’s degree at the College of Charleston and Graduate degree from Northwood University Devos Graduate School. He is the youngest elected Trustee at the Museum to date, and his perspective will benefit the Museum as it continues outreach to a growing audience comprised of young professionals and families.

James Kalyvas, M.D. is a neurosurgeon with expertise in the treatment of a broad range of neurosurgical disorders of the brain and spine, including scoliosis, traumatic spinal cord injuries, brain and spine tumors. Dr. Kalyvas has advanced training and interest in the complex spinal cord and spinal column surgeries, including spinal tumors, vascular disorders, scoliosis and other spinal deformities.

Dr. Kalyvas earned his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Biochemistry at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his Doctor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, New York. He completed his residency at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he also completed a fellowship in complex spine and spinal deformity surgery and a fellowship in radiosurgery.

He has published multiple articles and book chapters and has presented at several neurosurgical conferences at the state, national and international levels. In addition to the treatment of spinal disorders, Dr. Kalyvas also has academic interests in the development of international neurosurgery and medicine, particularly in the developing world. When not practicing, Dr. Kalyvas enjoys art collecting. His interest in exploring ways to expand programming related to relationships between medical treatment and art experience is greatly appreciated within the Museum’s Board of Trustees.

About Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana since 1999 and open to the public since 2003, Ogden Museum of Southern Art invites visitors to experience and learn about the artists and culture of the American South. Ogden Museum is home to a collection with almost five thousand works, making it the largest publicly available and most comprehensive repository dedicated to Southern art in the nation, with particular strength in the genres of Self-Taught art, Regionalism, Photography and Contemporary Art. The Museum is further recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs, which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature, culinary heritage and craft and design.

Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Museum is located at 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. For more information visit ogdenmuseum.org or call 504.539.9650.