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REGION 1

Region 1 includes four parishes in the southeast part of the state:
Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard.
LERN-Region 1

Officers

Jeffery Elder, MD
Chair
Emergency Physician and Medical Director for Emergency Management
LCMC Health
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society
Alan Marr, MD, FACS
Vice-Chair
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
LSUHSC Department of Surgery
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
VACANT
Secretary

Members

Murtuza Ali, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
LSU School of Medicine
Representing:
LA Chapter of American Cardiology
Jovan Bernard, MPH, BSN, RN
Administrative DRC
Office of Public Health Region 1
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator
Chad Breaux
9-1-1 Director
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (9-1-1)
Jeffrey Carter, MD, FACS
Burn Center Physician Director
University Medical Center New Orleans, LCMC Health
Representing:
Burn Center Representative
Peter Deblieux, MD
Chief Experience Officer
University Medical Center New Orleans, LCMC Health
Representing:
Trauma Center Representative
Gregory Fernandez, MD
Emergency Department Medical Director
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
Representing:
Hospitals < 60 Beds
Carl Flores, NRP
Burn Outreach Coordinator
University Medical Center New Orleans, LCMC Health
Representing:
LANREMT
Shantel Hebert-Magee, MD
Region 1 OPH Medical Director
Louisiana Department of Hospitals Office of Public Health
Representing:
Louisiana Department of Hospitals Office of Public Health
Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD, FANA, FAHA
Stroke Medical Director for LERN
Medical Director of Neurology & Stroke – Touro Infirmary
Medical Director of Neurology – New Orleans East Hospital
President & CEO – Dr. Brian, Inc. 
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Nicole McCoin, MD
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Ochsner Medical Center
Representing:
LHA – Hospitals > 100 Beds
Emily Nichols, MD
Director & Medical Director
New Orleans Emergency Medical Services
Representing:
Local Ambulance Service
Norman Pineda
Region 1 Coordinator – GOHSEP
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Representing:
GOHSEP
Candace Robinson, MD
Chief Medical Officer
New Orleans East Hospital
Representing:
LHA – Service District Hospitals
Roland S. Waguespack, III, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP
Chief of Staff/ED Medical Director
East Jefferson General Hospital
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians

and S. Waguespack, III, MD, MBA, FAAEM, FACEP