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REGION 9

Region 9 includes 5 parishes in the southeast part of the state:
Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington.
LERN-Region 1

Officers

Chad Muntan, MD
Chairman
Emergency Department Medical Director, LRMC
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Van Meter & Associates
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Katie Sheets, RN, BSN, CCRN
Vice–Chairman
Trauma Program Director
North Oaks Medical Center
Representing:
Service District Hospital
Keith Peek
Secretary
Administrative Designated Regional Coordinator
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator (HHSDRC)

Members

Niksad Abraham, MD
Cardiologist
North Oaks Health System
Representing:
American College of Cardiology

 Louis Alvarado, MD
Internal Medicine/Hospitalist
Riverside Medical Center/Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society (LSMS)

 

Brandon Cambre, MD
Emergency Department Physician
North Oaks Regional Medical Center
Representing:
Hospital > 100 Beds
Michelle Collins, NREMT-P
Associate Quality Improvement Coordinator
Northshore Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Service
Marquinn Duke, MD
Trauma Surgeon
North Oaks Regional Medical Center
Representing:
Trauma Center Representative
Ramy El Khoury, MD
Vascular Neurologist
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Rodney Hart
Director
St. Tammany Parish Communication District
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (911)
Marco Hidalgo, MD
Trauma Surgeon
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Gina Lagarde, MD
OPH Region IX Public Health Medical Director
LDH
Representing:
LDH-OPH
David Marcus, NREMT-P
Education Coordinator; Region 9 EMS DRC
Northshore EMS
Representing:
Rural Ambulance Alliance
Dawson Primes, LEM
Director
Tangipahoa Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Representing:
GOHSEP
Derek Rousseau, BSN
Associate ED Director
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Representing:
Registered Nurse Practicing in Emergency or Critical Care
Ken Salzer
Chief of EMS
St. Tammany Parish Fire District #4
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Fran St. Pierre, RN
Director of Nursing
Hood Memorial Hospital
Representing:
Hospital < 60 Beds