Baton Rouge area

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announced that Danielle Mack, vice president and chief development officer, has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers and that Renea Austin-Duffin, vice president of cancer support and outreach, has been appointed to serve as chair-elect of the Association of Community Cancer Center membership committee.

Mack, a certified fundraising executive, has spent nearly 10 years on Mary Bird Perkins’ development team, providing oversight and leadership in advancing philanthropic support throughout southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi. Austin-Duffin has served as the vice president of cancer support and outreach at the cancer center for nearly 15 years, overseeing all mission-based programs and services within a 30-parish service area. 

The Public Relations Association of Louisiana — Baton Rouge Chapter has elected to its board of directors Laura Siu Nguyen, brand manager for New Schools Baton Rouge, as the chapter's director of community engagement; Tracy White, senior public affairs specialist for Cox Communications, as director of budget and finance; and Alannie Broussard, director of communications and public affairs for the Louisiana Dental Association, as co-director of communications.

Lafayette area

The Petroleum Club of Lafayette has appointed Bruce Hamilton as general manager.

Hamilton has managed several CC’s Coffee House locations in the Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas and has restaurant, bar, event and club management experience. While in London, the U.K. native built Clover Club Ltd., consulting on training programs for hotel, bar and restaurant staff, advising on marketing campaigns, and event planning and management. Hamilton holds a qualification in leisure and recreation management from Aberdeen College, U.K.

Acadian Cos. has promoted Michael Burley to director of quality improvement and Clint Braud to quality improvement manager.

Burley was quality improvement manager and joined Acadian Ambulance in 2007 as an emergency medical technician. The Youngsville resident has also worked as a paramedic, associate quality improvement coordinator and quality improvement coordinator.

Braud is a 21-year veteran of Acadian Ambulance and serves as quality improvement coordinator in the Baton Rouge region. The Prairieville resident has previously worked as an EMT, paramedic, critical care paramedic, flight paramedic and paramedic field supervisor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in unified public safety administration from Northwestern State University.

Mike Fleming has joined in-home health care provider LHC Group as senior vice president of growth support and business development.

Fleming was chief marketing and enablement officer for Baton Rouge-based Amedisys. He has more than three decades of health care marketing and business development experience, with more than 16 of those years focused on hospice and home health.

New Orleans area

Mark Rubin has been named executive director of Jewish Children’s Regional Service.

The New Orleans native has served as development director of the organization for nine years, growing its fundraising and outreach to the Jewish community locally and across the agency’s seven-state region. Rubin is a nonprofit professional with more than 20 years of development and program experience. He has worked for national and local organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation and Tulane University. He has a master's degree in arts administration from the University of New Orleans and a liberal arts degree from New York University.

Dr. Terry Billings, the co-owner of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of New Orleans, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain.

Billings is both a fellow and diplomate in the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, as well as having achieved diplomate status in the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.