Alix Tarnowsky, LCSW, MBA
Director of Grants & Operations
Alix Tarnowsky, LCSW, MBA, joined STAR in 2016 as the Advocacy Director where she led a team of staff and volunteer advocates in the Greater New Orleans area. In 2020, Alix was promoted to the position of Greater New Orleans Regional Director to provide support and guidance to the New Orleans Branch. Alix then served as the Vice President of Survivor Services where she led STAR’s advocacy, counseling, and legal programs across the agency from 2021 – 2023. Alix is currently the Director of Grants & Operations where she is focused on improving overall effectiveness within the organization.
Prior to joining the STAR team, Alix served as the Program Manager of NOLA Dads at Family Service of Greater New Orleans. Through NOLA Dads, Alix focused on helping young dads develop and improve their skills to become the best father possible. In addition, she had developed and successfully obtained funding for the Healthy Relationships program; a preventive community-based psycho-educational program for teens and young adults.
Alix completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. Alix relocated to New Orleans to pursue a Masters of Social Work degree with a certificate in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University where she represented her class as the President of the Student Government Association for the Tulane University School of Social Work, class of 2012. Alix graduated with a Master of Business Administration, focused on Strategic Management and Leadership from Tulane University’s Professional MBA program in 2017.
In addition to her work at STAR, Alix is active in local and statewide social justice initiatives. From 2016 to 2018, Alix served as Co-Director of New Leaders Council – Louisiana, a progressive leadership development program. In 2017, Alix was selected to serve on the Community Advisory Group to the Safety and Justice Challenge in New Orleans, a group working to reduce the population size at Orleans Parish Justice Center. Alix served as a Board Member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund’s from 2018 to 2023.