Cantrese Wilson

Commissioner Cantrese Wilson is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA and former public housing resident of the St. Bernard Community. Ms. Wilson was an active member of the St. Bernard Resident Council for over 15 years and also served as its President. She continues to serve as a voice for former members of the St. Bernard community.

Ms. Wilson’s commitment to strengthening families and communities lead to her passion in helping to develop youth programs by establishing the Youth Entrepreneurship and the Little People Big Ideas Programs. Both initiatives focused on creating businesses for young people with an emphasis on party planning and creating a “sweet shop”, providing snacks for sale to members in the community. Other important initiatives included working with the Positive Outreach Drug Prevention and Rehabilitation Program.

Ms. Wilson is an active member of the Holy Anointed House of Prayer and currently serves as the Youth Ministry Coordinator. Ms. Wilson is the owner and operator of Cantrese’s Interior and Exterior Services and is working to develop the Inquisitive Bees Child Development Center and will soon operate a summer camp. Ms. Wilson loves “her” residents, especially the youth and continues to find ways to empower them.

Ms. Wilson is a graduate of John McDonogh Sr. High School and attended Delgado Community College and Xavier University. Ms. Wilson’s greatest accomplishment is being a mother!