SNAP New Orleans Leader to Resign

The volunteer leader of SNAP New Orleans has agreed to resign his position as SNAP leader after developments with the Archdiocese of New Orleans created a conflict of interest through a paid consultation.

As an independent self-help and advocacy group for survivors of religious and institutional abuse, it is important that there be clear separations between SNAP leaders and church officials. The conflict of interest in this case is enough to warrant a change in New Orleans and as such Kevin Bourgeois will no longer be acting as a volunteer SNAP leader. We are grateful to the work that Kevin has done in advocating for and supporting survivors in New Orleans and hope that his work will continue in Louisiana.

CONTACT: Zach Hiner, Executive Director (517-974-9009, [email protected])

(SNAP, the Survivors Network, has been providing support for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings for 30 years. We have more than 25,000 survivors and supporters in our network. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)


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  • Brian Toale
    commented 2021-02-16 14:15:53 -0600
    It was the right move for Kevin Bourgeois to resign. Even though I believe Kevin hasn’t, nor ever would do anything to harm the survivors he has worked so hard to support, this appearance of a conflict must be treated as any other so that when someone less principled than Kevin has a conflict there is no doubt as to how to respond. Thank you, Kevin, for all you have done for survivors, on your own and through SNAP, as well as all I’m sure you will continue to do for survivors in the future.
  • Zach Hiner
    published this page in Media Statements 2021-02-12 11:41:06 -0600

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