Lisa Fitzpatrick


A former healthcare executive who has over 20 years of management and public health policy experience. She has also owned and operated a regional technology company, as well as the founder of APEX Community Advancement, Inc. She also currently serves as Senior Pastor at APEX Ministries United Methodist Church, a church founded by the young people of APEX Youth Center.  +

In addition to her management technology experience, Mrs. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience in the arts. Dancing and singing since age 3, Lisa’s resume includes stage and television appearances throughout the U.S. and Mexico, in top venues such as Las Vegas, Atlantic City, New York and more. She has toured the United States with a professional stage group, as well as appearing on stage, film and television.

After an injury ended her professional entertainment career, Lisa founded The Early Parenting Center in Southern California. The Center offered education and ancillary support services for women and their families as well as physician and staff training at major hospitals and medical facilities throughout Southern California, to improve outcomes for pregnancy and early childhood, lower healthcare costs, and increase accessibility. The board of advisors for The Early Parenting Center included some of the most well-known names in Women/Infant/Children care including Dr. William Sears. Her credentials include Certified Perinatal Educator, Certified Parenting Instructor, Certified CPR Instructor (expired), Certified Adult Educator, Certified Exercise and Fitness Instructor and others.

Danny Fitzpatrick / "Mr. D"

Facilities Manager

Formerly served on the Board of Directors of Webster Habitat For Humanity and a former Vice-President of that organization. Mr. Fitzpatrick’s background is in Corporate Finance, Mortgage Banking, and Major Project Funding. His extensive sales background includes advertising, real-estate, retail chains and major purchases.   +

His high-level Executive Management experience with such firms as Mariani-Buss (owners of the Lakers Sports Franchise as well as major sports venues and office properties) A.G. Spanos (Major developer and owner of mega-apartment complexes, retail space and office buildings) and Pacific-Ocean Finance give APEX Community Advancement, Inc. the benefit of having sound management, backed with decades of experience.

Mr. Fitzpatrick specialized in Finance as well as Major Property Management, overseeing as many as 10,000 units. His previous experience leaves him well qualified to manage a large facility and to oversee staff and maintenance.

Susan Herndon

Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator

Born and raised in rural Southern Illinois, Susan came to New Orleans to attend Tulane University in 2011. She graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology, an emphasis in physical anthropology. Susan is excited to have the Tulane AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship for the 2015-2016 academic year and values all the experiences that the Tulane Center for Public Service has given her.   +

Serving as the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for APEX she gets to not only help the center by bringing in quality volunteers and projects but gets to gain so much experience and knowledge from the youth in Central City. Susan can’t wait to see what this year will bring and how she can impact APEX Youth Center.