About the Board
Nick Berg – Board Chair
Nick Berg serves as the board chair of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Berg has served on the board since 2019.
As a member of Reasonover & Berg, LLC, Berg’s practice includes a wide variety of commercial litigation, with a focus on securities litigation and arbitration. He represents individual and institutional investors, including public pension funds and hedge funds, in investment disputes with financial services firms in state and federal court, and in arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
He also represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including derivative suits and claims involving unfair trade practices, fraud, negligence and breaches of fiduciary duties by managers, directors, and officers of corporations.
Berg earned his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School.
Ruben La Valle Johnson – Vice Chair
Ruben Johnson serves as the vice board chair of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Johnson has served on the board since 2019.
Ruben is a high-performing, strategic-thinking professional with more than ten years’ experience in employment services in the higher education sectors and non-profit organizations. He is highly skilled at relationship-building with stakeholders and across organizations and teams; exceptional presenting, and interpersonal communication skills.
He currently serves in a student recruitment and enrollment role with IDEA Public Schools – Oscar Dunn, as well as an educational consultant at Johnson Independent Consulting. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Xavier University of Louisiana.
Tiffany Nelson – Secretary
Tiffany Nelson serves as the secretary of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Nelson has served on the board since 2019.
Nelson is an experienced LMSW with expertise in working with children and families as well crisis intervention, case management, medical social work, and risk evaluation. She is dependable, with organization and analytical skills as well as adept at providing social service support to a variety of diverse populations.
Currently, Nelson serves as a PRN social worker at University Medical Center and a truancy officer for the Jefferson Parish Public School System.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Xavier University New Orleans and her master’s degree in social work from Southern University at New Orleans.
Harvey Wier – Treasurer
Harvey Wier serves as the treasurer of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Wier has served on the board since 2016.
Elydia Ketchens – Board Member
Elydia Ketchens serves as a board member of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Ketchens has served on the board since 2019.
Ketchens is a professional with more than 15 years of experience in the juvenile justice system and three years of experience as a mental health professional. She has a personal interest in preserving and improving the quality of education for children.
Jaquetta Wright – Board Member
Jaquetta Wright serves as a board member of the Athlos Academy of Jefferson Parish governing board. Wright has served on the board since 2019.