Orleans Avenue Consulting provides thoughtful advice on communications, change management, professional development, grant-writing and leadership, primarily to the nonprofit sector. We specialize in educational organizations.
Brad Philipson, Ph.D.
Brad has worked with schools and other educational organizations for more than fifteen years. While he got his start in outdoor education, he has held a multitude of posts in independent schools, including classroom teacher, service learning coordinator, division head and assistant head of school. He currently works as a curriculum and communications specialist for a large independent school in Texas and is active in the arts community in Fort Worth. Previous community involvement has included serving as a CASA child advocate and on a hospital's advisory board.
An expert in building school culture, Brad has built a national reputation as a conference presenter with a particular focus on creating values-based learning communities, and he has been featured in the Independent Curriculum Group's webinar series. Projects have included a K-12 ELA curriculum audit of the St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton, FL, the development of a professional certificate program in school leadership at Texas Christian University, and the initial design of an arts-based charter school for the New Orleans chapter of Young Audiences.
Brad holds a BA in Public Policy from Washington & Lee University, and MA in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University, an MFA in Fiction from the University of New Orleans, and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Sociocultural Adolescent Development from Tulane University.
While Brad and Chandler form our core team, we've developed an expansive and diverse network of experts whom we may call in to help us meet the needs of a given project.
Chandler Nutik, J.D., M.B.A.
Chandler founded an educational services non-profit, Community Works, in 2009 and has acted as the organization’s Executive Director for the last eight years. Chandler has secured over $5,000,000 in federal, state, and foundation grants that benefit youth in programs throughout New Orleans. In addition to his extensive grant writing and fundraising experience, he also has expertise in non-profit management and growth.
In addition to his BA from Bowdoin College, Chandler holds both a JD and an MBA from Tulane University and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Chandler served as Co-Chair on the board of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO) for three years and is currently on the Advisory Board. He is also currently a fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Community Leadership Network, and he was named to Southern Living Magazine's 2016 list of "Innovators Changing the South."
Chandler is extremely passionate about his role in helping to improve the educational landscape in New Orleans and nationally. He has helped to change the lives of many youth and continues to advocate for equity in access to enrichment activities for all youth.