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REGION 7

Region 7 includes 9 parishes in the northwest part of the state:
Beinville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.
LERN-Region 1

Officers

Shane Terral, BS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE
Chair
Clinical Care Coordinator
Life Air Rescue
Representing:
Air Medical
Sandra Puttman, RN
Vice-Chair
Vice President of Trauma
Ochsner LSU Health – Shreveport
Representing:
Trauma Center
Susan Cash, RN, BSN,
Secretary
Director of Emergency Services
Willis Knighton Health System
Representing:
Hospitals > 100 Beds

Members

Knox Andress, RN
Reg. 7 Hospital DRC
LSUHSC – Shreveport
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator (HHSDRC)
Jeff Atkins, RN
Emergency Department Nurse
Claiborne Memorial Medical Center
Representing:
Hospital < 60 Beds
Avery Callahan, DO
Emergency Department Physician
Ochsner LSU Health – Shreveport
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Willis Carter
Director
Natchitoches Parish 911
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (911)
F. Dean Griffin, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
LSUHSC – Shreveport
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society

David Jones
CEO
North Caddo Medical Center
Representing:
Service District Hospital
Robert Jump
Regional Director
Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Representing:
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
John P. Lane
Chief
Shreveport Fire Department
Representing:
Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians
Richard Renfroe
NCOIC
Barksdale EMS
Representing:
Military
Navdeep Samra, MD
Assistant Program Director for General Surgery Residency
LSU Health – Shreveport
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Jeffrey Watson
Chief of Emergency Medical Services
Bossier City EMS
Representing:
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
Martha Whyte, MD
Reg. 7 OPH Medical Director
DHH-OPH
Representing:
LDH-OPH Regional Medical Director
Other Nominating Entity:
Emergency Medical Response