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REGION 4

Region 4 includes 7 parishes in the southwest part of the state:
Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermillion.
LERN-Region 4

Officers

Joey Barrios, MD
Chair
General Surgeon, Medical Director Burn Unit
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
Representing:
Burn Center
Tina Stefanski, MD
Vice-Chair

Region 4 Medical Director
Louisiana Dept. of Health Office of Public Health
Representing:
LDH-Office of Public Health
Donald Simon Jr., BS, NRP
Secretary
Manager of Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
Representing:
HSS Designated Regional Coordinator

Members

John Armand, RN
Director of Emergency Services
Opelousas General Hospital
Representing:
Registered Nurse Practicing In Emergency or Critical Care
Paul Azar, Jr., MD
Ophthalmologist
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society
Kevin Courville, MD
Cardiologist
Representing:
American College of Cardiology
James Garcelon, MD
General Surgeon
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Jennifer Gerard, RN
Director of Nursing, Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital 
Representing:
Hospitals < 60 Beds
Leslie Kram Greco, DO, FACEP
ED Medical Director
Iberia Medical Center
Representing:
Service District Hospitals
Scott Hamilton, MD
Director of Pediatric Emergency Services 
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
Representing:
Academy of Pediatric Physicians
Jonathon A. Koob, MHA, BSN
Director of Critical Services
Lafayette General Medical Center
Representing:
Hospital > 100 Beds
Damon Patterson, MD
Neurologist 
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
Representing:
American Stroke Association
COL Prescott Marshall
Director
Iberia Parish OHSEP/9-1-1
Representing:
OSHEP
Tyler Martin, NRP
Director of Operations
Med Express Ambulance Service
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Blake Miller, NRP
Quality Improvement Coordinator
Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Service
Jude Moreau
Executive Director
St. Landry Parish Communications District (E-911)
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (9-1-1)
Mark Morris, RN, Paramedic
Air Med Clinical Care Coordinator
Acadian Air Med
Representing:
Air Medical
Mark F. Olivier, MD, FACP, FAAFP
Emergency Department Physician
Opelousas General Health System
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Steve Quebedeaux, NRP
Director
St. Landry EMS
Representing:
Rural Ambulance Representative
William Ritchey
Police Officer
Lafayette Sheriff’s Department
Representing:
Law Enforcement
Jacqueline Venable, RN
Trauma Program Manager
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
Representing:
Trauma Center Representative