Briann Shear, a Life Member of Hadassah, has served as President of the Hadassah New Orleans Chapter from 2020 – 2022. She has been pleased to fill many roles and worked at many jobs throughout her 72 years of life. Each has taught her things and to each she brings the sum of her experience. Among Briann’s roles: daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, dog mom, friend, artist, children’s art teacher, realtor, graphic designer, university-level associate professor of graphic design, jewelry designer, business owner, and curator of family histories. In 2022 she facilitated a reunion of 135 members of the extended Samuelson family, which included a special tour of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans. There were family members from 14 states, ranging in age from 10 months to 92 years. All the things Briann has done have made her life richer and more meaningful. She continues to live and learn.