LERN is governed by a 28-member Board that represents a diverse set of stakeholders. LERN’s enabling legislation specifies a stakeholder organization to nominate qualified candidates (at least four) for each LERN Board seat. Nominees are submitted to the Governor for consideration and appointment to serve a three-year term.

Executive Committee Members

William Freeman, MD
Chairman of the Board
Chief Medical Officer
C&M Medical Services
Nominating Entity: Louisiana American College of Emergency Physicians

John T. Owings, MD, FACS
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Professor of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport

Tracy Wold
Treasurer of the Board
Director of Operations
Pafford Emergency Medical Services
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Rural Ambulance Alliance

John P. Hunt, MD, MPH, FACS
Immediate Past Chairman of the Board
Professor of Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

Coletta Barrett, RN, FACHE
Executive Committee Member
Vice President of Mission
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Alliance of Information and Referral Systems

Jimmy Guidry, MD
Executive Committee Member
State Health Officer
Louisiana Department of Health
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Department of Health

Members

Cynthia W. Baker, OD
Owner
Dr. Cynthia W. Baker, OD Eye Clinic
Nominating Entity: Optometry Association of Louisiana
Honorable Regina Ashford Barrow
Senator
Louisiana State Senate
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Senate
Billy Conerly
Director of Emergency Department and Clinical Services
Lane Regional Medical Center
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Hospital Association – Service District Hospital
Gerald A. Cvitanovich, MD
Coroner
Jefferson Parish
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Coroners Association
Dieadra J. Garrett, MD
Pediatric Surgeon
Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Lafayette
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Medical Society
Craig C. Greene, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor Of Orthopaedic Surgery
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Medical Society
Christopher Guilbeaux
Deputy Director of Preparedness,
Response & Interoperability
Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Katherine Hebert
Chief Operating Officer
University Hospital & Clinics
Nominating Entity: Rural Hospital Coalition
Honorable Frank A. Hoffmann
Representative
Louisiana House of Representatives
Nominating Entity: Louisiana House of Representatives
Tomas H. Jacome, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Nominating Entity: Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
Danita Leblanc
Program Manager
Louisiana Department of Health
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Department of Health
William W. Lunn, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic
Nominating Entity: Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Dawn D. McKeown, RN
Trauma Program Manager
University Health – Shreveport
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Honorable Dustin Miller
Representative
Louisiana House of Representatives
Nominating Entity: Louisiana House of Representatives
Jeanette M. Ray, BS, MS
Vice President of Rehabilitation and Post Acute Services
Touro Infirmary Hospital
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Hospital Association – Rehab Constituency Group
John P. Reilly, MD
Vice Chair of Cardiovascular Diseases
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Carl J. Varnado, Jr.
Deputy Director
National Emergency Number Association
Nominating Entity: National Emergency Number Association
Honorable Mack “Bodi” White, Jr.
Senator
Louisiana State Senate
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Senate
Robert K. Wolterman, BS, MBA, MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner Medical Center
Nominating Entity: Metropolitan Hospital Council
Richard M. Zweifler, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Ochsner Health Systems, Neurology Department
Nominating Entity: American Stroke Association

Other Nominating Entities:
Louisiana Association of EMS Physicians – Medical
Louisiana Medical Association