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Our Mission

The Krewe of Themis promotes and fosters social justice in the New Orleans Metropolitan area communities and beyond. We are a group of diverse women, uniting to cultivate positivity and inclusion in our community throughout the year. We believe that feminism is strongest when women of all races and sexual orientations work together for the greater good.

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Meet Our Board Members

Kimya Holmes | President

Kimya Holmes is a proven attorney who has exercised keen knowledge and understanding of criminal law proceedings on both sides of the courtroom.  Kimya has practiced law and represented indigent clients in numerous parishes throughout Louisiana. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, a graduate of National Defense College and B.A. from the University of New Orleans.

Kimya Holmes

PRESIDENT

Kimya Holmes is a proven attorney who has exercised keen knowledge and understanding of criminal law proceedings on both sides of the courtroom.  Kimya has practiced law and represented indigent clients in numerous parishes throughout Louisiana. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, a graduate of National Defense College and B.A. from the University of New Orleans.

Kiana Wright |VP Membership

Dr. Kiana Wright, a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, is a native New Orleanian. Kiana’s chosen profession and service to others exemplify her belief that “to whom much is given much is required.”  As a Community Forensic Director for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Kiana has administrative oversight of court-ordered psychological evaluations in 29 counties and supervises individuals released from state hospitals who remain under control of the legal system. She also evaluates defendants on the matters of competency to stand trial and degree of criminal responsibility.  She is recognized as an expert witness in forensic and clinical psychology and has testified in hundreds of cases throughout Georgia.

Kiana received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College; a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University; and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  

Kiana is a longstanding volunteer with the JustFaith Feed the Hungry Ministry, which "takes to the streets" every Saturday serving hundreds of meals weekly.  She also regularly volunteers with the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and at Spelman College, and serves as a class agent for her high school class at Ursuline Academy.

Kiana is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (Atlanta), St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (New Orleans), the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Dogwood City (GA) Chapter of the Links, Inc. She also serves on the advisory board of Catholic Charities Atlanta Leadership Class.  She is an avid reader and a longtime season ticket holder and diehard Saints fan.

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Kiana Wright

VP MEMBERSHIP

Dr. Kiana Wright, a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist, is a native New Orleanian. Kiana’s chosen profession and service to others exemplify her belief that “to whom much is given much is required.”  As a Community Forensic Director for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Kiana has administrative oversight of court-ordered psychological evaluations in 29 counties and supervises individuals released from state hospitals who remain under control of the legal system. She also evaluates defendants on the matters of competency to stand trial and degree of criminal responsibility.  She is recognized as an expert witness in forensic and clinical psychology and has testified in hundreds of cases throughout Georgia.

Kiana received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College; a master’s degree from Clark Atlanta University; and a master’s degree and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.  

Kiana is a longstanding volunteer with the JustFaith Feed the Hungry Ministry, which "takes to the streets" every Saturday serving hundreds of meals weekly.  She also regularly volunteers with the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and at Spelman College, and serves as a class agent for her high school class at Ursuline Academy.

Kiana is an active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (Atlanta), St. Raymond and St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (New Orleans), the American Psychology-Law Society, and the Dogwood City (GA) Chapter of the Links, Inc. She also serves on the advisory board of Catholic Charities Atlanta Leadership Class.  She is an avid reader and a longtime season ticket holder and diehard Saints fan.

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Lindsey Navarro | SECRETARY

Lindsey Navarro is the founder and Executive Director of El Centro Inc., a not for profit providing financial literacy and business training to the Latinx community in south Louisiana. Since launching in 2018 El Centro has served nearly 1300 Spanish speaking individuals. Prior to launching the organization, Navarro spent 7 years working with LiftFund as a small business lender. Ms. Navarro holds an MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Peters University. She serves as member of the board for the Committee for a Better New Orleans, Fund 17, and the Crescent City Community Land Trust.

Lindsey Navarro

SECRETARY

Lindsey Navarro is the founder and Executive Director of El Centro Inc., a not for profit providing financial literacy and business training to the Latinx community in south Louisiana. Since launching in 2018 El Centro has served nearly 1300 Spanish speaking individuals. Prior to launching the organization, Navarro spent 7 years working with LiftFund as a small business lender. Ms. Navarro holds an MBA from Loyola University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Peters University. She serves as member of the board for the Committee for a Better New Orleans, Fund 17, and the Crescent City Community Land Trust.

Kellie Barnes|Legacy

Kellie Barnes is a native New Orleanian who has been involved in Carnival since she was 5 starting in the Krewe of Pegasus. Born into a Mardi Gras family – her grandfather was a member of Babylon with uncles and father in Krewes of Carrollton and Pegasus – she had carried on the tradition as a member and officer in the Krewe of Shangri-La. Since then she has served on the Boards of the Krewe of Orpheus and the Krewe of Pygmalion. She is also one of the co-founders of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. Purple, green and gold course through her veins. As the Legacy on the Krewe of Themis Board, Kellie brings her expertise and experience to help make Themis one of New Orleans successful women’s krewes.

Kellie is active in the community as a member of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Board of Directors and President of Art Klub in the St. Roch neighborhood. She has also chaired Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders raising over $500,000 for the heroes in our community. She has served as President of the JPAS Leading Ladies Guild and has been instrumental in fundraising for that organization.

Kellie holds a degree in journalism and a Masters Degree in Library Science. She and her husband are business owners in the community and are involved in many philanthropic endeavors.

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Kellie Barnes

LEGACY

Kellie Barnes is a native New Orleanian who has been involved in Carnival since she was 5 starting in the Krewe of Pegasus. Born into a Mardi Gras family – her grandfather was a member of Babylon with uncles and father in Krewes of Carrollton and Pegasus – she had carried on the tradition as a member and officer in the Krewe of Shangri-La. Since then she has served on the Boards of the Krewe of Orpheus and the Krewe of Pygmalion. She is also one of the co-founders of the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. Purple, green and gold course through her veins. As the Legacy on the Krewe of Themis Board, Kellie brings her expertise and experience to help make Themis one of New Orleans successful women’s krewes.

Kellie is active in the community as a member of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society Board of Directors and President of Art Klub in the St. Roch neighborhood. She has also chaired Krewes for Karnival’s First Responders raising over $500,000 for the heroes in our community. She has served as President of the JPAS Leading Ladies Guild and has been instrumental in fundraising for that organization.

Kellie holds a degree in journalism and a Masters Degree in Library Science. She and her husband are business owners in the community and are involved in many philanthropic endeavors.

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Charmaine Davis|Treasurer

Charmaine Davis is the Chief Financial Officer for a local public charter school. Her duties include supervision of finance, human resource, risk management and contracts. Prior to joining the education community, Ms. Davis was the Director of Finance and Administration for a quasi-governmental housing entity December 2008 through February 2012. Through her work in housing, she had the opportunity to work with partner programs, including NSP2, Lot Next Door and O.C. Haley Corridor Economic Development.

Ms. Davis has practiced privately as a CPA for 16 years and continues to practice on a part-time basis. Ms. Davis started her career in accounting and consulting after graduating from the University of Notre Dame as an auditor with Price Waterhouse in New Orleans. After 4 years of auditing with the international firm, she went to work for an established local minority-owned firm. There she managed the practice’s audit and small business consulting services for 5 years before starting a private practice.

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Charmaine Davis

TREASURER

Charmaine Davis is the Chief Financial Officer for a local public charter school. Her duties include supervision of finance, human resource, risk management and contracts. Prior to joining the education community, Ms. Davis was the Director of Finance and Administration for a quasi-governmental housing entity December 2008 through February 2012. Through her work in housing, she had the opportunity to work with partner programs, including NSP2, Lot Next Door and O.C. Haley Corridor Economic Development.

Ms. Davis has practiced privately as a CPA for 16 years and continues to practice on a part-time basis. Ms. Davis started her career in accounting and consulting after graduating from the University of Notre Dame as an auditor with Price Waterhouse in New Orleans. After 4 years of auditing with the international firm, she went to work for an established local minority-owned firm. There she managed the practice’s audit and small business consulting services for 5 years before starting a private practice.

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