Baton Rouge General Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Governors

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced four new members of its Board of Governors, each elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 1.

The board’s first new member is Lucie Kantrow, general counsel for Bernhard Capital. Kantrow is also a member of the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge’s Board of Trustees and the Rotary Club, and has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Club.

Joining Kantrow on the board is Meg Mahoney, Manager of Stakeholder Relations for Methanex Corp., where she manages all community engagement, government relations, social responsibility, public policy and communications efforts for the company. Mahoney serves on the boards of directors for Junior Achievement and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

Padma Vatsavai, Founder and CEO of Vinformatix, is another new face to the Foundation’s board. A first-generation immigrant from southern India, Vatsavai has become one of Louisiana’s most celebrated tech-space entrepreneurs and an inspiration to women seeking leadership roles in software development and other STEM fields. She is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council.

Rounding out the board for this term is Kathy Fletcher Victorian, Medicaid Territory Marketing Manager for Healthy Blue. Victorian has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations and marketing in both the public and private sector. She is chair-elect for the Louisiana Art & Science Museum Board of Trustees, also serving as the museum’s gala chair. She is a past president of the Junior League of Baton Rouge, Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Lucie Kantrow Meg Mahoney Padma Vatsavai Kathy Fletcher Victorian

Other members of the board include:

  • Scott Kirkpatrick, Chair - Roedel Parsons Baton Rouge
  • Rick Bond, Vice Chair – Clear Net Worth LLC
  • Michael Albritton, Secretary – ASA Properties
  • Patrice Jones, Treasurer – CPA, community activist
  • Mark Goodson – CSRS Inc.
  • Rick Lipscomb – WHLC Architecture
  • Phyllis McLaurin – Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer, BRG Board of Trustees Chair
  • Ernest J. Mencer, MD – Retired Director, BRG Regional Burn Center
  • Keith O’Neill – Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
  • Laura Parr -- BRG Auxiliary Board President
  • Bart Phillips – Baton Rouge Cargo Services Inc.
  • Jim Purgerson - Citizens Bank & Trust
  • William Russell, MD – BRG Radiation Oncology
  • Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member – BRG President and CEO

About the Baton Rouge General 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 preserve and restore health, one person at a time. 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 BRGeneral.org/Foundation.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge General serves as an affiliate of Tulane University School of Medicine, and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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