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

Karen O. Wyble, RN, BSN, MHA, MBA
Chairman of the Board
Chief Operating Officer
St. Martin Hospital
Nominating Entity: Rural Hospital Coalition

Dieadra J. Garrett, MD
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Pediatric Surgeon
Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Lafayette
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Medical Society

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

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

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

John P. Hunt, MD, MPH, FACS
Executive Committee Member
Professor of Surgery
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans

Members

Honorable Regina Ashford Barrow
Senator
Louisiana State Senate
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Senate
Schaun Chevis, MSW
Program Manager/Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Louisiana Department of Health
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Department of Health
Janet D. Clark
Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
Touro
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Hospital Association Rehabilitation Constituency Group
Gerald A. Cvitanovich, MD
Coroner
Jefferson Parish
Nominating Entity: Louisiana State Coroners Association
David Daly, Jr. MD 
Cardiologist
Cardiology Specialists of Acadiana
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
Paul Gladden, MD
Associate Professor and Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
Tulane University School of Medicine
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
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
Lester Wayne Johnson, MD
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
LSU Health Shreveport
Nominating Entity: LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport
John D. Jones, MD
Emergency Department Medical Director
Baton Rouge Medical Center – Bluebonnet
Nominating Entity: Verified Burn Center
Brandon J. Mauldin, MD
Chief Medical 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
Charles Nassauer, OD
Owner
All Vision and All Care Eye Center
Nominating Entity: Optometry Association of America
Gregory K. Stock
Chief Executive Officer
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center
Nominating Entity: Louisiana Hospital Association – Service District Hospital
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

 

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