Learn more about our founders, Kimberly and Aaron Novod.

NICU Families


  • ​Alleviating financial stress (travel, housing, etc.)
  • ​Offering comfort
  • ​Educating parents
Rabbi Alexis Berk   Spiritual Advisor

Rabbi Berk serves as our spiritual voice .
Ms. Sarah Thorrick, CPA
 Financial Officer 
Sarah manages the funding, to keep our services flowing.
  • Partnering with local clergy and therapists to provide grief counseling.

  • Providing annual scholarship for Landon's Legacy Healing Yoga Retreat in Canada.

  • Providing Angel Gowns for burial.

  • Providing remembrance photography and other keepsakes.

Our Board of Directors, members, and volunteers share their expertise and passion to create a unique support system for NICU families and babies at a great time of need.

A team supporting those in need.

Quality of Care

Every NICU family deserves a community.

Dr. Juan Gershanik, MD
Medical Chief
Dr. Gershanik specializes in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and provides expert medical advice in easy to understand terms
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Support After Loss


  • Working with NICU social workers to  monitor and satisfy family needs

  • Facilitating communication between NICU doctors,  nurses, and families.

  • ​Raising awareness of NICU issues through public speaking and community engagement partnership

Ms. Alex Redfearn, LCSW

​Community Outreach

Alex manages our ever-important relationships within the hospital and  community.

Saul’s Light Foundation is dedicated to helping meet the special needs of New Orleans families and their babies in the NICU, as they transition home, and in the tragic event of a baby’s death.  When it comes to navigating the NICU journey, there is nothing more powerful than a community’s love and support.  

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