LHA Board of Trustees



Phyllis L. Peoples
President & CEO
Terrebonne General Medical Center


Jason E. Cobb, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Rapides Regional Medical Center


Gregory C. Feirn, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
LCMC Health
New Orleans


Paul A. Salles
President & CEO
Louisiana Hospital Association
Baton Rouge  

Immediate Past Chair

David L. Callecod,
FACHE President
Lafayette General Health

District Trustees

Bayou District

Mary Ellen Pratt
Chief Executive Officer
St. James Parish Hospital

Central District

Chris Karam, FACHE
Sr. VP of Group Operations and
President & CEO
CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini

New Orleans District

Warner L. Thomas, FACHE
President & CEO
Ochsner Health System

Northeast District

Jeremy Tinnerello RN, MSN, CEN
Regional Medical Center

Northwest District

David C. Jones
Administrator & CEO
North Caddo Medical Center

Southeast District

Rene J. Ragas
President & CEO
Our Lady of the Angels Hospital

Southwest District

Kenneth J. Cochran, FACHE
President & CEO
Opelousas General Health System

At-Large Trustees

Chris Fox
Division President-Facility Based Services
LHC Group

Kirk Soileau, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center

Michele Kidd Sutton, FACHE
North Oaks Health System

Edgardo Tenreiro, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Baton Rouge General

William Weaver
Chief Executive Officer
Brentwood Hospital

Dana D. Williams
Chief Executive Officer
Jennings American Legion Hospital

Ex-Officio Members

William F. Barrow, II
Chief Executive Officer
Beauregard Health System

Charles D. Daigle
Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner LSU Health System

James K. Elrod, FACHE
President & CEO
Willis-Knighton Health System

Larry M. Graham, FACHE
Lake Charles Memorial Health System

K. Scott Wester, FACHE
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center