Baton Rouge area

Angie Clouatre has been named telemetry and medical/surgical unit director at Lane Regional Medical Center.

She was director of nursing for behavioral health, skilled and rehab services at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She has more than 15 years of health care experience. Clouatre received her diploma in nursing from Baton Rouge General School of Nursing and bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. has named Cale P. Smith as managing partner of Penn Mutual South, its Baton Rouge agency.

Smith has nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, having grown his career at Northwestern Mutual and MassMutual. He is certified as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow and a chartered life underwriter. He is also a licensed insurance agent in five states. He served as a combat medic with the U.S. Army for 14 years. He and his wife funded the Cale P. & Katherine Smith Student Financial Management Center at LSU. Smith also regularly gives lectures at the university’s business college and professional sales institute.

Lafayette area

Dupré Logistics has named Brent Hebert as chief administrative officer.

He joined Dupré 13 years ago and his new role is an extension of his previous role as chief people officer. 

New Orleans area

Allison DeBattista has been named director and core member of the New Orleans office of Moore, a communications agency headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, directing coalition building and engagement, public relations and other client services.

DeBattista was executive director of Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana and spent more than a decade in nonprofit management and most of her professional career advocating on behalf of individuals with severe health conditions. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from LSU Shreveport.

Around Louisiana

The Louisiana Pharmacists Association has elected as president of its board of directors Beverly Walker, of the University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy Office of Outcomes, Research and Evaluation in Monroe.

Other board members and officers are immediate past president Julie W. Breithaupt, of Red River Pharmacy in Alexandria; President-Elect Aurdie Bellard, of Bellard’s Family Pharmacy in Eunice; and treasurer Christie Soileau, of Soileau’s Pharmacy in New Iberia.

Regional directors from the area are Bayou Region, Faith “Nikki” Hollier, of Hollier's Family Pharmacy in Breaux Bridge; Capital Region, TJ Woodard, of Prescriptions to Geaux in Baton Rouge; Orleans Region, LaKeisha Williams, of Xavier University College of Pharmacy in New Orleans; Pontchartrain Region, Nancy Caddigan, of Touro Infirmary in New Orleans; and Southwest Region, Chris Melancon, of Melancon Pharmacy in Carencro.

Directors-at-large from the area are Simone Ginn, of Walmart Pharmacy in Baton Rouge; and Robert LeBas, of Glenn's Family Pharmacy in Opelousas.

Keep Louisiana Beautiful has elected Dr. Susan Strain, of Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital in Covington, to chair its board of directors.

The executive committee also includes attorney and past chair Andrew R. Johnson IV; vice chair Ann Vail, of Louisiana Clean Fuels; treasurer Carla Buchholz; secretary Samantha Bonnette, of the Shreve Memorial Library; and Susan Russell, executive director of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

New board members are Brian Melancon, of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center; Dana Keel, of Citgo; Katherine King, of Kean Miller; and Angie Manning, of the Louisiana Southwest Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Returning board members are Dawn Cantrell, of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; Tim McIlveene, of Entergy; Tom Easterly, of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips; Tricia Farace, of Waste Management; John Gallagher, of the Louisiana Municipal Association; Eligha Guillory, of Pedestal Bank; and Courtney Hornsby, of the city of West Monroe.

Advisory board members include Lt. Nick Manale, of Louisiana State Police; Carrie Wiebelt, of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Kelsea McCrary, of the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism; Buddy Baker, of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fishieres; Darryl Campbell, of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Jessica DeVille, of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development; Patsy Hebert, of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation; Judd Jeansonne, of Volunteer Louisiana; Jean Kelly, of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; Venise Ortego, of the Louisiana Department of Education; and founding member Jackie Maginnis.