Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced
its newly elected Board of Governors, including Phyllis McLaurin, who
was named Chair. Members began their service in January, and were elected
to three-year terms.
McLaurin, who retired in 2012 from a 42-year banking career, served as
Senior Vice President and Market Manager of JP Morgan’s Private
Wealth Management for both the Baton Rouge and Lafayette markets. She
is focused on the Foundation’s Legacy Program and chaired the individual
giving campaign for Pennington Biomedical’s Annual Fund Drive. In
1991, McLaurin was selected by the chief judge of the U.S. District Court
to serve on the advisory group for the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990.
She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and LSU School of Banking.
New members on the Board include:
Scott Kirkpatrick, an attorney at Roedel Parson's Baton Rouge office, where he is a
lobbyist on state issues. Among other clients, Kirkpatrick represents
Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana, American Traffic Solutions and
Louisiana Notary Association. Kirkpatrick received his B.A. in Government
and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from
Louisiana State University.
Keith O’Neill, a registered dietitian and Chief Executive Officer of Culinary &
Nutrition Solutions at Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC. After working
as a food services director at several hospitals, in 1989, O’Neill
formed his own food service company, O’Neill & Associates, Inc.,
which grew to serve 23 acute-care facilities in four states. In 2010,
HHS teamed up with O’Neill to launch Culinary & Nutrition Solutions.
O’Neill is a graduate of Marywood University with a B.S. in Dietetics.
Richard O. “Bud” Parnell, Sales Leader Southeast, U.S./Louisiana Healthcare Director at Arthur
J. Gallagher and Co. He is a Baton Rouge General Foundation Visionary
Partner and serves as an ambassador by inviting individuals to support
Baton Rouge General.
Other members include:
Joseph Juban, Immediate Past Chair
Long Law Firm
Gwen Hamilton, Vice Chair
EBR Redevelopment Authority
Robert B. Levy, Secretary
Levy Enterprises, LLC
William Weimar, Treasurer
Clayton T. Jumonville
Turner Industries Group, LLC
Roedel Parson’s Baton Rouge
Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS, Inc.
Richard O. “Bud” Parnell
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Gerald E. “Chip” Songy
About Baton Rouge General's Foundation
The Baton Rouge General Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises
funds to support programs, education, services and research for Baton
Rouge General. The hospital's mission is to improve lives and strengthen
our community by providing exceptional healthcare. Foundation donors directly
impact and improve healthcare provided to the Greater Baton Rouge community
by supporting the enhancement of key service areas, establishing new programs
and purchasing of new equipment or technology. For more information, visit
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital,
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long
history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater
Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From
our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer
care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every
age and every stage of life.
Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite
campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving
as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership,
Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General
also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency
Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School
of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching
hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and
serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients,
injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians
in private practice. For more information, visit
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