Mattie Johnson Hobley, President

Mattie Johnson Hobley is a graduate of Dillard University with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. She received her Master’s in Health Service Administration from University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois and Masters in Nursing from Louisiana State University Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, national honor society; Oncology Nursing Society; American Nurses Association; New Orleans District Nurses Association; Dillard University Professional Organization of Nurses; and member of the American Cancer Society Leadership Council. She is certified as a Nurse Executive and also certified by the state of Louisiana to perform Breast Examinations.

Mrs. Hobley is also very active in the community and has served as Executive Director of the Billy Ray Hobley Foundation, President of the Jonathan Bender Foundation, and member of several other community boards and committees.

Mrs. Hobley has received several awards in recognition of her expertise including East Jefferson General Hospital Team Member of the Month in 1988; Louisiana Great 100 Nurse in 1999; Named to Minority Success Guide, New Orleans City Business in 2005; American Cancer Society Spirit Award in 2005; and Named City Business Health Care Hero in 2012.

Mrs. Hobley is the widow of the late Billy Ray Hobley, 22 year veteran of the Harlem Globetrotters and she has two children, Raichell Monique Hobley and Billy Ray Hobley II.

To reach Mattie email Mattie@askbillyrayhobley.org

Raichell Monique Hobley, Executive Director

Raichell M. Hobley of Kenner, Louisiana was born to Billy Ray and Mattie J.  Hobley.  Raichell spent all four years at De La Salle High School in New Orleans on Student Council. In 2001 she was class Representative and in 2002 she was Senior class Vice-President.  In 2002 as a member of the Diplomats (students that help guide prospective and new students), Raichell was nominated to attend the 2002 National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy in Washington D.C.

As a senior at The University of New Orleans, Raichell had the privilege to have several internships; in 2005 Raichell was a Communications intern for Keating Magee Marketing Communications and in 2006 Raichell moved to New York City to intern for MTV Networks.  She worked as a Production intern for mtvU (MTV’s college station) which allowed her to make her first directorial debut with her piece  “Rutgers Karaoke” on  the Season Finale of  critically acclaimed, Director Kevin Smith’s show “Sucks Less with Kevin Smith”. Raichell assisted with the 1stannual mtvU Woodie Awards and in 2007 she interned for a show called meTV on Nickelodeon. As an intern for MTV Networks, Raichell had fulfilled her teenage dream of being able to get “face time” on Total Request Live a.k.a TRL and Sucker Free on MTV.

In 2008, Raichell moved back home to New Orleans where she graduated from The University of New Orleans the fall of 2010 with a degree in Film, Theatre & Communication Arts. As a member of Dillard University’s Billy Ray Hobley Scholarship Fund Committee, Raichell became motivated, ready and confident to continue her father’s Legacy with the A.S.K. Billy Ray Hobley Foundation.

Raichell currently works as the Garde Manager under James Beard Hall of Famer Susan Spicer at Bayona Restaurant in New Orleans.

To reach Raichell email: Raichell@askbillyrayhobley.org

Jamie M. Clark, Human Resources Director

Jamie M. Clark, daughter of Mike and Kerrie Clark, was born in Baton Rouge, La. Jamie is a graduate of Cabrini High School in New Orleans, La. While at Cabrini High School she was active in numerous clubs. Her senior year she won the prestigious Mother Cabrini Award. Jamie continues to serve Cabrini High as a member of the Alumnae Board. After graduation she attended Northwestern State University, located in Natchitoches, La where she was a member of the NSU Rowing team.

After college Jamie began working in the hospitality industry. She has worked with some of New Orleans best such as, Chef John Besh and The Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group.  She currently runs her own business, Jamie Clark Skin Care, LLC.

Jamie is most passionate about giving back to the community and going on Mission trips. She has twice traveled to Sotuta, Yucatan, Mexico for mission work. Gone on a pilgrimage to Toronto to see Pope John Paul II during World Youth Day. When she is not busy with work and extra curricular activities, she enjoys showing others the beauty that New Orleans has to offer.

To reach Jamie email: Jamie@askbillyrayhobley.org

Orenta Jarreau, Athletics Director

Orenta J. Jarreau, son of Ada Nelson and Donald Jarreau, was born in New Orleans, La. Orenta is a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero Louisiana. He is currently a student at Southern University in New Orleans where he is working to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Therapy.

Orenta is the god son of Billy Ray Hobley and an A.S.K. Billy Ray Hobley Foundation Sports Academy Alumni; he has previously worked at the Jonathan Bender Foundation where he was a Camp Coach and Counselor coaching 6-17 year olds in basketball fundamentals. Jarreau was also a Junior Coach for the A.S.K. Billy Ray Hobley Foundation 1998 Summer Camp in Kenner, Louisiana.

Orenta is the recipient of the Archbishop Shaw Football Team, All District 2003 Position Wide Receiver. He participated in the Bayou Bowl in 2003 in the Texas vs. Louisiana High School Seniors All-Star Game and was selected as a member of the 2003 International Down and Under All-Star Football Team.

To reach Orenta email: Orenta@askbillyrayhobley.org

Lily Andrews, Communications Director

Lily Andrews, daughter of Manuel and Olivia Zepeda, was born in Yuma, Arizona. Following her high school graduation, Lily attended the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and was a member of the track and field team.

Lily graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Management and received her commission as an ensign. Following graduation Lily served on the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless in Galveston, Texas. Lily then transitioned into law enforcement at the Tactical Law Enforcement Team – South in Miami as the deployable team leader for Law Enforcement Detachment Team 409.

Following her operational tours, Lily attended the University of Georgia and received her Master’s of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Lily is currently serving as the Chief of Enforcement for U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and is the Communications Director for the A.S.K. Billy Ray Hobley Foundation.

To reach Lily email: Lily@askbillyrayhobley.org

Jade Johnson, Executive Assistant

Jade Alexandra Johnson was born January 24, 1993. She is a 2011 graduate of Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee. She is currently a sophomore at Baton Rouge Community College majoring in Elementary Education. Jade is the niece of the late Billy Ray Hobley. She became the Executive Assistant for the Ask Billy Ray Hobley Foundation in 2013, where she worked hand in hand at the summer camp with Raichell Hobley, Executive Director of the Foundation. Jade is energetic and enthusiastic with a great love of life. She possesses great initiative and is always thinking creatively about how to maximize existing resources for children in our community”.

In her spare time Jade enjoys Hip Hop dancing and working out at the gym.

To reach Jade email: Jade@askbillyrayhobley.org

Advisory Board: 

Johnny George

Fred Anderson

Timmy Thomas

Kiki Baker Barnes

Bernard Kensey

Ray Nelson

Pieter Herman