Ronald has served twenty years on elementary private (Catholic) school boards in the New Orleans area. Over the years he has served multiple terms as President and chaired numerous school board committees. A founding board member of Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School since 2000, he has served as Vice President, Treasurer, President, and currently as Board Chairman
Since 2007, he has been active in the Louisiana school choice movement primarily through the Louisiana Scholarship (Voucher) Program, which now is statewide and has gone from 640 students in New Orleans in the 2008-09 school year to over 7,300 students enrolled state wide in the 2014-15 school year.
Ronald has helped advance the Louisiana Scholarship Program in the state by advocating for legislation that would allow high quality private schools to participate in the program, testifying numerous times before the House and Senate Education Committees as well as the Senate Finance Committee, serving as a member of the state wide Louisiana Department of Education Scholarship Program Working Group since its inception, and actively working with the Black Alliance for Education Options and the American Federation of Children to enroll and retain students in the Louisiana Scholarship Program.
His list of honors includes Order of St Louis Medallion (Archdiocese of N.O.), People For Others (Jesuits New Orleans Province), Family of the Year twice (Knights of Columbus Fr. Peter Boerding Council), Order of Saint Ignatius (Jesuit Volunteer Corps), and Volunteer of the Year (Saint Elizabeth’s Guild).