Laurent LeBien, MA, MHA. Programs  Director

Laurent LeBien has spent his career in health care working for government, non-profit, and for profit entities. His experience includes work as an administrator for a large physicians group practice, as a manager of public health  units, as the administrator of a nursing home and adult day healthcare center, as a hospital staff chaplain, and  as a contract author for an insurance company. He has been a successful grant writer. Laurent received a Master of Health Systems Administration from the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. He is committed to health care equity and the provision of holistic medical care, and excited to be a part of Luke’s House team.

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Natalie Arias Community Health Worker

Natalie Arias is the Community Health Worker at Luke's House, and her position is made possible through Methodist Health System Foundation. She is passionate about working alongside our patients and making them feel comfortable and confident in seeking the care that they need. She is excited to work here and to help make our clinic a welcoming place for anyone who walks through our doors.

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Crystal Roa, B.A. Health Educator

Crystal, born and raised in New Orleans, was an intern at Luke's House, now she is the Health educator. She received her Bachelor's Degree at Loyola University in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She is excited for the opportunity to work here at Luke's house where she navigates patients, helps them to feel great about themselves, and make a change in their lives.

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Walter Cruz, B.S. Community Health 

Walter started as  an intern at Luke’s House Clinic for a little over a year. He received his Bachelor's Degree at the University of New Orleans, majoring in Biology. His role at Luke’s House is to assist in health education, allowing our patients to learn and feel more comfortable in attending to their own health. He is excited to teach our patients how to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Lizmari Alcántara, B.S. Clinic Coordinator / Interpreter

Lizmari was born and raised in Puerto Rico from Dominican descent. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from LSU with plans of pursuing medicine in the future. When she moved to the US, she acknowledged the struggle some members of our community face when accessing medical services which motivated her to get involved to help close those gaps. She is excited to join Luke's House's team as our new Clinic Intern and assist our underrepresented members of the community towards accessible and long-term health care.

Natalie Gomez, B.S. Clinic Coordinator 

Natalie Gomez is the Clinic Coordinator at Luke’s House Clinic.

She received her Bachelor's in general medicine from Universidad Central del Este Dominican Republic. She is passionate about pursuing medicine and working closely with underserved communities. Natalie has been involved with other clinical organizations in her own community in the Dominican Republic. Her dedication for pursuing medicine was to promote health equity, justice, and patient advocacy.