Talent working without integration with the wider infrastructure is doomed to be limited in its success.
Working together to define what needs to change, working with those who can enable those changes - and working from realism and passion - a strategy was born.
It was a strategy whose development was led by Paquita but it was a strategy defined by the people it most affected.
It was enacted without any overseeing officer.
New Orleans can truly say: We did it ourselves.
Paquita just provided a bit of guidance - she was a catalyst bringing together the key elements in a productive environment to generate real change.