BATON ROUGE AREA
Meghan Parrish has been named vice president of marketing and communications for Baton Rouge General/General Health System.
Parrish, who joined the organization in 2015, was director of marketing and communications. She has a bachelor's degree in public relations from LSU and previously served as public information director for the state's Office of Group Benefits and as communications director for the Division of Administration.
Rebecca Brown, senior account executive at Franklin, has been named 2018 chairperson of the Go Red For Women campaign by the Capital Area American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
The executive leadership team includes Stephanie Anderson, Woman's Hospital; Coletta Barrett, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; Stacey Blanchard, Lagniappe Frame Shoppe; Bonny Botts, Campus Federal Credit Union; Bridgette B. Coleman, Coleman Consulting Group; Laura Davis, LSU Health Baton Rouge; Brooke Gautreau, Horizon Wealth Management; Stephanie Hughson, Regions Bank; Renee Indest, United Healthcare; Jennifer Jarreau, Dunlap Fiore; Dr. Brynn Leroux, Associates in Pediatric Dentistry; Debra Lockwood, Provident Resources Group; Pam G. Reed, Walmart Pharmacy; Julie Reynolds, Legacy Title; Debbie Richard, Debbie Richard - Allstate Insurance Agency; Terrie Sterling, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center; Debra Whitt, Hannis T. Bourgeios; and Candace Wright, Postlethwaite & Netterville.
NEW ORLEANS AREA
Kimberly Keene has assumed the role of chief executive officer for St. Bernard Parish Hospital, a facility managed by Ochsner Health System.
Keene was associate vice president of clinic operations - St. Tammany East market for Ochsner Health System. She has more than 25 years of health care leadership and hospital administrative experience in Louisiana, Florida and Pennsylvania. Keene holds a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Jacksonville University.
Peoples Health has promoted Rachael Shirer to director of operations and Gretchen Korndorffer to director of sales and membership operations.
Shirer was systems operations manager and has 10 years with the company. She will oversee activities relating to claims processing, authorizations, configuration and provider contracting.
Korndorffer has been an employee since 1999 and was assistant director of sales operations.
Wells Fargo Middle Market Banking has promoted John Favret to lead its New Orleans team as regional vice president.
Favret succeeds Doug Kilton, who launched the office in 2011 and recently took on a commercial banking leadership role in Houston.
Favret, a 28-year banking veteran, grew up in New Orleans. Favret was real estate advisory division territory manager for the Southeast, responsible for the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South divisions.
Julie Rosenzweig has been named as the Sierra Club Delta (Louisiana) Chapter director.
She was a misdemeanor and juvenile attorney with the 16th Judicial District Public Defender's Office. She graduated from Tulane University Law School.
Dr. Patrick J. Quinlan, the retired CEO of the Ochsner Health System, has been named as lead director on the board of Pan-American Life Insurance Group, succeeding Kenneth Mlekush, who plans to retire from the company's board at the end of 2018.
The company also named to its board of directors Suzanne Mestayer, who is managing principal of investment advisory firm Thirty North Investments LLC. She also will be part of the board’s audit and finance committees.
Quinlan has been on the board since 2011 and is chairman of the organization and compensation committee. He also serves on the advisory board of IberiaBank, President’s Council of St. George’s University as well as the international advisory board to the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia.
Paul Rotner, of Acme Oyster House, has been elected chairman of the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Other officers are Matt Massey, of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, vice chairman; and Rocky Weigand, of Coca-Cola, secretary/treasurer.
New board members are Scot Craig, of Katie’s Restaurant; Craig Dennison, of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots; Bill DiPaola, of Dat Dog Enterprises; and Alan Guilbeau, of PJ’s Coffee.
The board is responsible for overseeing foundation programs, including ProStart and the scholarship fund.