Shon C. Baker, PhD, CFRE
Vice President of Philanthropy
Dr. Shon Baker earned her Philanthropy Executive Certification in 2014 and received her PhD from LSU in 2017. She has been on staff at Ochsner since 2019. Shon is Vice President of Philanthropy at Ochsner Health where she leads Major and Planned Philanthropy as well as Special Events. Prior to joining Ochsner, Dr. Baker was the Chief Philanthropy Officer of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Dr. Baker's research interests include the impact of venture philanthropy on the mission of large nonprofit organizations, female philanthropic leadership and philanthropy in communities of color.