April Wehrs, president of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce, has earned the Institute for Organization Management designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The OIM designation is based on completion of coursework in nonprofit management.

City Year Baton Rouge, an education-focused nonprofit that partners with public schools to help students stay on track to graduate, has received the Stephen G. Woodsum Best of City Year award from the national organization.

This past school year, 64 City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps members served as tutors, mentors and role models for more than 2,500 students in four schools. City Year Baton Rouge was recognized for its 2013-14 school year impact, including helping to improve 84 percent of students’ raw literacy and math scores and moving 48 percent of students from not proficient to proficient on state assessments.

eQHealth Solutions, a nonprofit health management company based in Baton Rouge, has received full Disease Management Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based accrediting organization that works to establish quality standards for the health care industry.

URAC granted full accreditations to eQHealth Solutions’ diabetes, heart failure, asthma, COPD, oncology and chronic kidney disease programs.

eQHealth Solutions holds Utilization Management accreditation in Florida and Mississippi.


The Louisiana Bar Foundation has named as fellows professor William R. Corbett, of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; professor Robert Force, of the Tulane Law School; Ann M. Johnston, an attorney with Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of New Orleans; Teresa King, an attorney with the Office of District Public Defender in Houma; and Carter B. Wright, an attorney in Covington.

The foundation works to preserve, honor and improve the justice system and equal justice under the law.