Melissa Flournoy is the chair of the Board of Louisiana Progress. Dr. Flournoy served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, founded the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) and the Louisiana Budget Project. Dr. Flournoy was the Executive Director of the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute and the Louisiana State Director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. Currently, Dr. Flournoy is an adjunct professor in Political Science at LSU. Dr. Flournoy has served on numerous boards and commissions and is a life long advocate for women and children.