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REGION 5

Region 5 includes 5 parishes in the southwest part of the state:
Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis.
LERN-Region 5
Officers

Billy Vincent, NRP
Chair
Field Training Officer, Southwest LA
Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Services
Frederick Dent
Vice-Chair
Detective/Emergency Medical Response
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Department
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Ruth Carnes
Secretary
Human Resources Director
Jennings American Legion Hospital
Representing:
Hospital < 60 Beds

Members

Lacey Cavanaugh,  MD
Regional Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health
Representing:
Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health
Paul B. DeStout, MPH, 1SG (RET)
Calcasieu Parish OHSEP
Representing:
CP-OHSEP
Ross Hardy, MD
Emergency Department Physician
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Liz Harmon
Administrative Hospital DRC Region 4 – Hospital Preparedness Program
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator
Scott Kyle, NRP
Director of Emergency Preparedness
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
Hospital > 100 Beds
Tracie Kyle, BSN, RN, CEN 
Trauma Program Manager
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
Trauma Center Representative
Geoff Landry
Director of Security & Emergency Management
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Representing:
Service District Hospital
Melvin J. Marque, III, MD
Owner and Medical Director
Lake Charles Urgent Care
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Richard McGuire, MSEM
Assistant Director, Calcasieu Parish
Safety Communications District
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (9-1-1)
Troy Meaux, NRP
Assistant Director
Cameron Parish Ambulance District 2
Representing:
Rural Ambulance Representative
Thomas Mulhearn, IV, MD, FACC
Cardiologist
Representing:
LA Chapter of American College of Cardiology
Richard Shimer, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American College of Surgeons