NEW ORLEANS AREA

Leslie Louviere Keen has been named director of community relations at Peoples Health in Metairie.

She was assistant director of community relations.

Dr. Patricia Molina, the Richard Ashman Ph.D professor and chair of physiology and director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence at the LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has been elected president of the American Physiological Society.

The society has more than 10,500 members.

Ronald J. Kitto has been elected a partner at Montgomery Barnett LLP. He joined the firm in 2006.

His main area of practice is admiralty and maritime law, transportation law, subrogation and business litigation.

BATON ROUGE AREA

Dr. Allison Parkman has been named medical director of FastLane — Urgent Care by Lane Regional Medical Center at 19900 Old Scenic Highway in Zachary. Parkman was the supervising physician.

David Blitch has been named vice president and assistant general manager at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge.

Blitch was vice president of resort operations with Pinnacle Entertainment and was instrumental in opening L’Auberge Baton Rouge in 2012.

Gary Merrifield has joined Red River Bank as chief credit policy officer, senior vice president, in Baton Rouge.

Merrifield, who began his 25-year career with City National Bank, was senior regional credit officer for Hancock Bank in Jacksonville, Forida.

Dr. Kenny Cole has been named chief clinical transformation officer at Baton Rouge General/General Health System to help elevate quality care and affordability.

Cole served on Baton Rouge General’s Medical Staff from 2001-2013 in roles such a medical director of infectious disease. For the past year, he served as vice president of care delivery and associate chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

C. Jordan Charlet was recently appointed by the Metropolitan Council of East Baton Rouge Parish to a four-year term on the board of commissioners at Lane Regional Medical Center.

The Clinton native is co-owner of Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary.

David Faulk, of Faulk & Meek General Contractors, is chair of the executive committee at the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

Other committee members are Chair-Elect Scott Chenevert, of Fishman Haygood; Secretary Scott Kirkpatrick, of Roedel Parsons; Treasurer Jason MacMorran, of Postlethwaite & Netterville; and members-at-large Pam Mascari, of Kean Miller, and Kelli Bondy-Troutman, of LUBA Workers’ Comp; and Immediate Past President Rene Ragas, of Our Lady of Angels Hospital.

New members to the board for three-year terms are Tommy LeJeune, of Faulk & Winkler; Walter “Mike” Anderson, of Regions Bank; Elizabeth Tadie Canfield, of BASF; Derek Fife, of Arkel Constructors; Russell Mosely, of Long Farm Village Development; and Shawn Usher, of Sparkhound, LLC.

Continuing on the board are Mark Chavez, of ExxonMobil; Casey Crawford, of Grady Crawford Construction; John Davis, of Baker Donelson; Kevin Knobloch, of Wells Fargo Advisors; Debra Lockwood, of Provident Resources Group; John Miller, of Baton Rouge Coca-Cola; Todd Newbill, of Capital Glass; Will Owens, of Stonehenge Capital; Al Perkins, of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice; Scott Ritter, of Ritter Maher Architects; Suzanne Turner, of Suzanne Turner Associates Landscape Architecture; Erin Monroe Wesley, of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; and 2015 Gala Chair Erinn Flynn, of the Capital Region legislative delegation.

Ryan Engquist, Baton Rouge division president at Level Homes, has been named to the advisory board at First Bank and Trust.