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REGION 3

Region 3 includes 7 parishes in the southeast part of the state:
Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and Terrebonne.
LERN-Region 3

Officers

Chad Davis, NRP
Chairman
Operations Supervisor
Acadian Ambulance Services
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Jeffrey Kuo, MD
Vice-Chairman
Medical Director
Ochsner Regional Referral Center
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society
Kim Beetz
Secretary
Administrative Designated Regional Coordinator
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator (HHSDRC)

Members

Jessica Adams, RN
Nurse Practitioner
Ochsner Health System
Representing:
Emergency Nurses Association
William Bisland, MD
General Surgeon
Thibodaux Surgical Specialists
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Mark Boudreaux
TPCD Director
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (911)
Brady Daigle, NRP
Operations Manager
Lafourche Ambulance District 1
Representing:
Local Ambulance Service
Earl Eues, Jr.
Director
Terrebonne Parish Office of Homeland Security
Owner, KEE Environmental Services, L.L.C.
Representing:
GOHSEP
Buffy Lafont, RN, BSN, CEN
Emergency Department Director
Lady of the Sea General Hospital
Representing:
Rural Hospital Coalition
Steve Lim, MD
Emergency Department Physician
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Teresita McNabb, RN
VP of Nursing Services
Terrebonne General Medical Center
Representing:
Hospital > 100 Beds
Sergio Morales, NRP
Director of EMS
St. Charles Parish Hospital
Representing:
Rural Ambulance Alliance
Vinod Nair, MD
Cardiologist
Cardiovascular Institute of the South
Representing:
LA Chapter of American College of Cardiology
Digvijaya Navalkele, MD, MPH
Vascular Neurologist
Touro Infirmary and New Orleans East Hospital
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Beth Norris, RN
Director of Nursing
Thibodaux Regional Medical Director
Representing:
Service District Hospital

W.S. “Chip” Riggins Jr., MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM
Region 3 Administrator/Medical Director
Department of Health, Office of Public Health
Representing:
LDH-OPH

Other Nominating Entity:
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Hospitals > 60 Beds