UNITY Greater New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Martha Kegel is an attorney and Executive Director of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, and award-winning collaborative of 60 agencies providing housing and services to end and present homelessness in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Ms. Kegel holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drake University and a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. Ms. Kegel is an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law and has taught disability law at Tulane University’s School of Social Work. She was the 2002 recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Associations’ Career Public Interest Award. Ms. Kegel is a past recipient of a Skadden Fellowship from the law firm of Skadden, Arps, for legal assistance to the poor. She formerly directed the Homeless Legal Advocacy Project at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services/New Orleans Legal Assistance, where she focused on disability, employment, and civil rights law.