The North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners has named Ron S. Macaluso and Ann Carruth as officers for 2018, effective Jan. 23.

Macaluso leads the board as chairman with Carruth as vice chairman, a news release said.

A native of Hammond where he lives with his wife Pat, Macaluso owns Ron S. Macaluso Law Firm LLC, in Hammond and is a practicing attorney. He is serving his first six-year term with the health system’s Board of Commissioners for which he is a past Building Committee chairman. The Tangipahoa Parish Council appointed him to the Board of Commissioners in 2013.

Carruth, who has served as Board of Commissioners vice chairman since 2014, lives in Hammond with her husband Paul. She was first appointed to the health system’s board in 2012 by the Tangipahoa Parish Council to fulfill the unexpired term of Dr. Eleanor Wells. In 2014, she was reappointed for a six-year term.

She is dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and a professor of nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she has served in various teaching and administrative positions since 1990.

Other members of the North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners include Robert E. Barsley and Blake Daniels, both of Ponchatoula; and Joycelyn M. Lee, of Hammond.