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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

Scott Kyle, NRP
Chair
Director of Emergency Preparedness
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
LHA- Hospitals >100 beds
Billy Vincent, NRP
Vice-Chair
Field Training Officer, Southwest LA
Acadian Ambulance Service
Representing:
Local Ambulance Services
Ruth Carnes
Secretary
Human Resources Director
Jennings American Legion Hospital
Representing:
Hospitals < 60 Beds

Members

Vence Taimanao Beches
REmergency egional Medical Director, Louisiana Department of Health
Representing:
Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Lacey Cavanaugh, MD
Regional Medical Direcot
Louisiana Department of Health
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Corey G. Foster, MD
Cardiovascular Specialists
SWLA-Imperial Health
Representing:
American College of Cardiology
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
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:
LHA – Service District Hospitals
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
Michael Parent, NREMT
Public Health Emergency Coordinator
LDH/OPH
Representing:
Emergency Medical Response
Edward A. Shaheen, MD, FACEP
Emergency Physician
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Richard Shimer, MD
Trauma Medical Director
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Representing:
American College of Surgeons