The East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary will honor the recipients of its Great Lady/Great Gentleman awards at a luncheon April 19 at the Audubon Tea Room. A patron party will precede the event on April 16 at the home of Debbie Buchler on the New Orleans lakefront.
The honorees, who were chosen for their volunteer activities in the New Orleans area, are Dr. Harriet Aguiar-Netto, Raquelle “Kelly” Badeaux-Phillips, Anita Barrett-Brite, James D. Garvey Jr., Dr. Jane Miller, Doris D. Rappold, Marilyn Mayhall Richoux and Carol Short.
Tickets to the luncheon are $60, tickets to the patron party are $30 and a combination ticket is $85. All proceeds will benefit the auxiliary’s nursing scholarship program. Since its inception, the auxiliary has given more than $1 million to East Jefferson General Hospital.
For information and reservations, call Rosalie Edwards, reservations chairwoman, at (504) 466-8875. The general chairwoman is Sharon Marchand and the auction chairman is Lee Baraldi.
- Harriet Aguiar-Netto holds a doctorate in chemistry and has taught science and math at Tulane University; Isidore Newman School; St. Martin’s Episcopal School, where she was principal of the Upper School; and McGehee School. She has been a member of the board of the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair since 2007, and is a Court Watch volunteer and a Start the Adventure in Reading tutor. She is 2014-15 president of Women for a Better Louisiana, which works to improve the lives of abused and neglected children and to enhance the environment in Louisiana through litter-control campaigns and beautification.
- Raquelle “Kelly” Badeaux-Phillips specializes in medical malpractice as an assistant attorney general with the Louisiana Department of Justice. She has been a member of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government since its inception in 1990 and was an original member of its advisory board. New Orleans Women of Fashion awarded her its 2011 Prix d’Elegance Award.
- Anita Barrett-Brite is a registered investment adviser who earned designation as a certified financial planner in 1982. A resident of Kenner, she has served as vice president and corresponding secretary of the Chateau Estates Garden Club, assisting with fundraising efforts to maintain 10 public gardens and Arbor Day planting for Kenner City Park. She monitors legislative issues for the Republican Woman’s Club of Jefferson Parish, which awarded her its Community Service Award in 1994.
James D. Garvey Jr. is a member of the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. He is on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Battered Woman’s Program, having served as treasurer for 10 years. He has served as a member of the Committee for a Better Jefferson and a board member of the Jefferson Education Foundation for four years. He served as a board member of Jefferson Community School for four years, being chairman for one. As a member of the board of the New Orleans Track Club, he helped raise more than $100,000 per year for charities. He was also a volunteer track coach at Jesuit High School for two years.
- Dr. Jane Miller is an obstetrician who serves on the board of directors for the Leading Ladies Guild of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society and on the Board of Governors for the Woman’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera. She co-chaired two galas for the Jewish Children’s Regional Service, Jewish Roots of Jazz and Jewish Roots of Comedy, to promote welfare and education for young adults. She is on the Lafreniere Park Patrons Board and is a member of Jefferson Beautification Inc.
- Doris D. Rappold has served as president and secretary of the Kenner North Kiwanis and is the lieutenant governor for Kiwanis Division 4B, which includes nine clubs. Presented the Hixson Award by her club, she was 2008 Kenner North Kiwanian of the Year. A parishioner of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Doris received the Order of St. Louis Medallion in 2009.
- Marilyn Mayhall Richoux is a member of the St. Charles Parish Master Plan Steering Committee and was a member of the parish’s Planning and Zoning Commission for 12 years. In 1996, she founded the St. Charles Historical Foundation, which was honored with the River Region Arts and Humanities Council Angelus Award in 2003 for special projects and events and for preserving parish history. She is a charter and board member of the Republican Women of St. Charles, and one of the founders and board members of the Community Chorus of River Parishes, which began in 2000. She is president of the German Coast Farmers Market, which received the River Region Arts and Humanities Award in 2012 for preservation of parish heritage and agricultural tradition.
- Carol Short is associate director of the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute and was on the UNO International Alumni Board for 11 years. She is a member of the advisory board of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business, and is chairwoman of publications for the New Orleans Museum of Art 2015 Volunteer Steering Committee. In 2013, she was honored by Cancer Crusaders as an “Indomitable Spirit” in tribute to cancer survivors.