The CACRC refurbishes the working equipment that comes into our various programs and recycles the rest using qualified vendors in the country under our R2 RIOS certification. The CACRC is one of the first non profits in the country to become R2 RIOS certified, and was incorporated as a non-profit in 1997. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the CACRC and operates a 35,000 square foot facility. In addition to operating as a drop-off site for the local community, the CACRC also picks up electronic materials throughout the Gulf Coast Region and hosts community e-recycling events. The CACRC reuses and recycles over 1,500 tons of electronic discards annually from government agencies, businesses, and individuals. As a licensed Microsoft Registered Refurbisher (MRR), the CACRC manages community programs (Computers for Louisiana’s Families) selling at a discount to Seniors, Veterans, other non-profits, schools, and low income families. These computers are loaded with the latest software and carry a one year warranty. Additionally, under the MRR agreement, CACRC spearheaded a national hurricane relief effort following Hurricane Katrina and donated over 3,500 computers. Since 2009, CACRC has received the annual DEQ Environmental Leadership Award.
Board Of Directors
- President: Heather Sewell Day, The Red Cake Event Planning
- Vice President: Bob Dillemuth, Retired
- Secretary: Adrienne Moore
- Treasurer: Herman “Buck” Moyse III, Retired
- Helene M. Mouledoux, Exxon Mobil
- Patty Pratts, Georgia – Pacific
- Karla Swacker, Republic Services
- Mikki Ceasar Mathews, JP Morgan Chase
- Christopher S. Suba, Attorney Clary, and Associates
Nancy Jo Craig, Executive Director
Nancy Jo received her BA in Biology from the University of Colorado, her Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Nancy Jo was the nonprofit representative on the R2 Technical Advisory Board, which helped set the standards for R2 and international certification for electronic recycling. She sits on numerous local and national Boards and is a published poet. In 2013, she was awarded the Lifetime of Achievement Award at the International Computers Refurbishers Conference.
Shannon Fish Fertitta, Assistant Director:
Shannon is a native of Port Allen, LA and has been with the CACRC since 2002. While pursuing her degree in Education, a job with a small computer recycler opened up and the rest is history – her career path changed to E-Recycling! As a key member of the CACRC Management team, Shannon leads the sales efforts of CACRC both on EBAY and in our store front and oversees all Human Resources activities. She is an active school volunteer, advocate for green, Girl Scout leader, and major animal lover. She and her husband Jake have 3 children.
Marvin Gaye, CACRC’s Mascot