Innocence Project New Orleans (IPNO) created a Young Professionals Committee (YPC) in 2015 to help fundraise and raise awareness. In 2024, the name was changed to IPNO’s Advocates.

The ICA is comprised of emerging leaders who are passionate about the mission of IPNO and devote time and energy to further the organization’s critical work through grassroots efforts.

The committee currently consists of the following:

Megan McNeill (Chair)
Brand Strategist
The Vault Collective

Cynthia Browne
Automated Litigation Specialist Paralegal
United States District Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Erika Leone
Group Sales & Partnership Manager
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

Meghan Matt
Staff Attorney
Orleans Public Defenders

Brittany Polk
Independent Photography Professional, Spoken Word Poet, Writer, Bartender
New Orleans, Louisiana

Polly Sawabini

Karen Slomba
Slomba Solutions, LLC