Brett Perricone, of Summit Consulting, has been elected president of the Greater Rouge chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Other officers are Jeremy Miller, of Performance Contractors, vice president; Brandon Smith, of Pool Corp, treasurer; Corey Gaines, of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, secretary; Paul Marks, of Summit Consulting, past-president; David Noland, of BREC, delegate; and Annette Springer, of BASF, member at large.

Chase LeBlanc has been named operations manager at Triton Industries in Lottie.

LeBlanc was general manager for Action Oilfield Services & Action Environmental Services.

Mike Manning, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. He also will serve as interim president and CEO of the organization.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has created an enterprise information management department to expand its data management capabilities. Key employees hired or promoted to run the department are Sabrina Heltz as senior vice president of medical economics and chief analytics officer; Tina Bourgeois as vice president of enterprise information management; Michael Gardner as director of enterprise information management; and Elisa Vinson as business data architect focusing on data modeling, definition and quality.

Peter Lee, who joined Blue Cross as vice president of health care analytics, is building the team responsible for developing analytic insights and reporting strategy, which includes Frank Song as director of advanced analytics and Mike Xu as director of provider performance analytics.

Heltz was senior vice president of health care system quality and will continue to oversee provider network management and health care analytics. Bourgeois was director of actuarial systems. Gardner was enterprise architect. Vinson was business data architect.

Lee was director, clinical informatics and reporting, at WellPoint Inc. Song was a consultant and research scientist for Humana. Xu was pharmacy formulary and senior IT project manager at WellPoint Inc.

Clay Breaud has been named to the board of directors of Providence, a Baton Rouge engineering and environmental services firm with offices in Louisiana, Texas, Florida and California.

Breaud joined Providence in 2009 following the acquisition of GSE Associates in Houma. He serves as manager of the engineering division, overseeing daily operations and all project activities. He joins fellow board members Rich Major, Todd Black, Yousheng Zeng, Karen Holden and Nimish Katwala.


Maria Manuel has been named by IberiaBank in Lafayette as senior vice president and human resources regional director for Louisiana and Texas. Manuel was a labor and employment attorney for the Onebane Law Firm in Lafayette.


Amy Knower has been named director of facilities management at Peoples Health in Metairie. Knower was deputy assistant inspector general at the Office of Inspector General in New Orleans.

Dr. Joseph Ortenberg has been elected president of the American Association of Pediatric Urologists.

Ortenberg has a clinical practice exclusively seeing patients at Children’s Hospital’s main campus in Baton Rouge and in Lafayette and Covington. He is professor of urology and pediatrics at LSU Health Sciences Center and director of the urology department at Children’s Hospital.

Derek Chisholm has been named a senior planner at URS Corp., an engineering, planning and technical services firm with an office in New Orleans. Chisholm was community building division manager with Parametrix Inc. in Portland, Oregon.


Gov. Bobby Jindal has made appointments or reappointments from the local area to the:

  • Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority: Shaneeka Harrison, of Zachary, a patient liaison and counselor at the Behavioral Health Group New Orleans Westbank Treatment Center; Dr. A. Kenison Roy III, medical director of Addiction Recovery Resources of New Orleans; Bernadine Williams, of Harvey, an assistant executive director at Raintree Children and Family Services and formerly program coordinator for Responsibility House Social Detox.
  • Louisiana Board of Pharmacy: Richard “Andy” Soileau, of New Iberia, owner of Soileau’s Pharmacy and a regional director for the Louisiana Pharmacists Association; Jacqueline L. Hall, of New Orleans, a pharmacy manager for Walgreens; and Ronald Moore, of Baton Rouge, a pharmacist and the president of Spectrum Baton Rouge LLC.
  • Louisiana Rehabilitation Council: Sue Killam, of New Orleans, employment initiatives coordinator at the LSU Health Sciences Center – Human Development Center, and Nicole Walker, of Baton Rouge, assistant executive director of UPLIFTD, a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization.
  • Louisiana Racing Commission: Hamilton “Hammy” Davis, of Lafayette, a developer and agent for property management at Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate in Lafayette;

Delia Taylor, of Denham Springs, owner and manager of Taylor Media Services; and Bob Wright, of New Orleans, a partner in the firm of Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards.

The Louisiana Society of Health System Pharmacists has elected to its board of directors Dr. Shawn Manor, assistant dean at the University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy-Shreveport campus, president-elect; Dr. Elizabeth Perry, an assistant professor of internal medicine at University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy in Shreveport; and Dr. Monica Morgan, a cardiology clinical pharmacist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, both board member at large-elect.