Scot Guidry has been named managing broker for Mike Falgoust & Associates LLC.

Guidry is a partner in the firm and has served as a sales agent. Guidry has more than 14 years of industry experience and received his Certified Commercial Investment Member designation in 2006 through the National Association of Realtors.

Dr. Ann Lafranca, an obstetrician and gynecologist with Schwartzenburg, Lafranca, Guidry and Chapman, has been elected to a one-year term as the chief of the medical staff of Woman’s Hospital and will serve on the hospital's board of directors

Additional 2018 medical leadership are Dr. Kathy Guidry, vice chief of staff; Dr. Julie Martin, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Jill Bader, chief of department of clinical and support services; Dr. Dewitt Bateman, chief of anesthesiology; Dr. Marshall St. Amant, chief of maternal-fetal medicine/high-risk obstetrics; Dr. Charles Pearson Jr., chief of medicine; Dr. Steven Spedale, chief of neonatology; Dr. Charles Aycock, chief of obstetrics/gynecology; Dr. Beverly Ogden, chief of pathology; Dr. Stephen Sanches, chief of pediatrics; Dr. Steven Sotile, chief of radiology; Dr. Michael Puyau, chief of surgery; and Dr. Mark Posner, chief of urology.

The Bank of Zachary has promoted Loretta Barber to senior vice president of deposit operations.

Barber joins senior management, having served as vice president. She oversees deposit compliance, account services and supports online and mobile banking platforms. The LSU graduate has been in banking for 37 years, with 29 at the Bank of Zachary.

Donna Villar, of Villar & Co. Real Estate, has been elected president of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors.

Other officers are Matt Hughes, of Keller Williams Realty Premier, president-elect, and Chelsea Meng, of CJ Brown Realtors, secretary-treasurer.

New directors are Leo Desselle, of Pennant Real EstateKristen Goodwin, of Covington & Associates Real EstateTim Houk and Jennifer Waguespack, both of Keller Williams Realty Red StickScott Saporito, of Coldwell Banker OneShelley Simmons, of CJ Brown RealtorsWynona Squires, of Re/Max FirstKendra Novak-Thornton, of Novak Realty LLC; and Carolyn Webber, of Re/Max Real Estate Group.

Completing their second board term are Villar; Meng; Hughes; Past President Ginger Maulden, of Coldwell Banker OneLaura Smith, of eXp Realty; and Jane St. Amant, of Pro Sold Realty.


Peoples Health in Metairie has named James Remetich as executive director of the New Orleans region; Kelli Ross as director of the authorization division; Laura-Helen Bruneau as director of service center operations; and Melissa Pohlmann as clinical director of the dual-eligible program for plan members eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Remetich was market network and business development director for JenCare Neighborhood Medical Centers and has more than 30 years of experience in health care operations and managed care. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from University of Holy Cross and a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

Ross has more than 11 years of experience as a registered nurse and experience and training in health care delivery and administration. She earned an associate degree in nursing from Charity School of Nursing; a bachelor's degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing with a specialization in health care systems management from Loyola University New Orleans; and is working toward a doctor of nursing practice at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Bruneau joined Peoples Health in 2013 as clinical services manager and had served as LSU Health Sciences Center’s director of patient business services and clinical services for the LSU Healthcare Network.

Pohlmann was medical management operations manager and has served as home health and durable medical equipment manager. She received her associate degree in nursing from LSU and bachelor's degree in nursing from Excelsior College.

Gibbs Construction LLC has promoted Allison Barnes to human resources director.

Barnes has been with Gibbs nearly six years in the role of HR generalist, after beginning her career with four years as HR generalist at Tulane Medical Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Loyola University and master’s degree in human resource development from Villanova University.

Lisa Miranda has been promoted to chief operating officer at University Medical Center New Orleans.

She was vice president of operations and previously worked 27 years at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

Adams and Reese partner Leslie M. Henry, who leads the firm’s growth in toxic tort counsel in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas from its New Orleans and Houston offices, was elected to serve on the firm’s executive committee.

Henry will serve a three-year term on the six-partner committee, which oversees the strategic operations of the firm as well as its attorneys, advisers and professional staff. Adams and Reese has nearly 300 attorneys and advisers in its 18 offices across 17 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C.

McGlinchey Stafford has named Magdalen Blessey Bickford and Robert Savoie as members of the law firm in its New Orleans office.

Bickford represents management and employers in labor and employment matters, including litigation, and provides general labor and employment law advice. She received her juris doctorate from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and bachelor's degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

Savoie represents financial institutions with respect to banking and consumer financial services regulatory compliance. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School and bachelor's degree in managerial finance and banking finance from the University of Mississippi.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Farm Service Agency state committee appointees for Louisiana are committee Chairman Ray Young, of Wisner; Julie Baker-Richard, of Abbeville; John Earles II, of Bunkie; Emery Jones, of Natchez, Mississippi; and Donna Winters, of Lake Providence.

State committees are selected by the secretary and are responsible for carrying out Farm Service Agency programs.