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REGION 7

Region 7 includes 9 parishes in the northwest part of the state:
Beinville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.
LERN-Region 1

Officers

Shane Terral, BS, NRP, FP-C, CMTE
Chair
Clinical Care Coordinator
Life Air Rescue
Representing:
Air Medical
Sandra Putman, RN
Vice-Chair
Vice President of Trauma
Ochsner LSU Health – Shreveport
Representing:
Trauma Center Representative
Susan Cash, RN, BSN,
Secretary
Director of Emergency Services
Willis Knighton Health System
Representing:
LHA – Hospitals > 100 Beds

Members

Knox Andress, RN
Region 7 Hospital DRC
LSU Health Science Center – Shreveport
Representing:
Health & Human Services Designated Regional Coordinator
Larry Atteridge, NRP
EMS Director
Natchitoches Parish EMS
Representing:
Local EMS Representative
Avery Callahan, DO
Emergency Department Physician
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Representing:
American College of Emergency Physicians
Willis Carter
Director
Natchitoches Parish 9-1-1
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association (9-1-1)
Oleg Chernyshev, MD
Neurologist, Stroke Program Director
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Representing:
American Stroke Association
Paula Duck, MSN, RN, CPHQ, HACP
Director of Quality/Patient Advocate,
Spring Hill Medical Center
Representing:
Hospitals < 60 beds
Curtis Elkins, BSN, RN
Director of Cardiology Services
Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport
Representing:
American Heart Association
F. Dean Griffin, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
LSU Health Science Center – Shreveport
Representing:
Louisiana State Medical Society
Chenoa Hanson, RN
Registered Nurse
Willis Knighton South
Representing:
Registered Nurse Practicing in Emergency or Critical Care
Robert Jump
Regional Director
Caddo Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Representing:
Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Sarah LaCour, RN, MSN, CPHQ
VP of Quality and Safety,
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Representing:
LHA – Services District Hospitals
John P. Lane
Chief
Shreveport Fire Department
Representing:
LANREMT
Charles “Craig” Menefee
Tatical Paramedic, Hazmet Tech, Bomb Squad
Representing:
Local Law Enforcement
David Pearson, RN
Emergency Operations Coordinator,
Willis-Knighton Health System
Representing:
LHA – Hospitals >100 beds
Richard Renfroe
NCOIC
Barksdale EMS
Representing:
Military Representation
Navdeep Samra, MD
Assistant Program Director for General Surgery Residency
LSU Health Shreveport
Representing:
American College of Surgeons
Kim Tolliver
Executive Director,
Natchitoches Parish Communications District
Representing:
National Emergency Number Association

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Chief of Bossier City EMS
Representing:
Louisiana Ambulance Alliance
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Martha Whyte, MD
Region 7 OPH Medical Director
Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health
Representing:
Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health