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Our leadership team is comprised of administrators, physicians and trustees that are dedicated to the health of our community and the continued success of Baton Rouge General as its hospital. Each day we work as a team, together with more than 3,500 others, to carry on the General's legacy as a pillar in the Baton Rouge community.


  • Edgardo Tenreiro
    Edgardo Tenreiro Chief Executive Officer
  • Kendall Johnson
    Kendall Johnson Executive Vice President &
    Chief Financial Officer
  • stephen mumford
    Stephen Mumford Executive Vice President &
    Chief Operating Officer
  • keith kellum
    William "Keith" Kellum, MD Chief Medical Officer
  • jennifer manale
    Jennifer Manale Vice President &
    Chief Nursing Officer
  • Erik Showalter
    Erik Showalter President
    Baton Rouge General Foundation
  • Paul Douglas
    Paul Douglas Senior Vice President
    Strategy, Business Development & Human Resources
  • Sean Casteel
    Sean Casteel Vice President &
    Chief Operating Officer
    Baton Rouge General Physicians
  • Bennett Cheramie
    Bennett Cheramie Vice President &
    Chief Information Officer
  • Peyton Grant
    Peyton Grant Vice President
    Facilities Management
  • Meghan Parrish
    Meghan Parrish Vice President
    Marketing & Communications
  • Jason Pierce
    Jason Pierce Vice President
    Access & Network Development
  • Don Shaw
    Don Shaw Vice President
    Revenue Cycle
  • Brad Gaspard
    Brad Gaspard Chief Medical Officer
    Baton Rouge General Physicians

Mid City Administration

  • Venkat Banda
    Aaron DeWitt, MD Chief Medical Officer
  • Trisha Guidry
    Trisha Guidry Chief Operating Officer
  • Angie Clouatre
    Angie Clouatre Chief Nursing Officer

    Board Of Trustees

    • Ryland Percy
      Ryland Percy Chair
    • Rhoman Hardy
      Rhoman Hardy Vice Chair
    • Annette Barton
      Annette Barton
    • Rick Bond
      Rick Bond
    • Jacques delaBretonne
      Jacques de la Bretonne, MD
    • Brad Gaspard, MD
      Brad Gaspard, MD
    • Gwen Hamilton
      Gwen Hamilton
    • Brian Jackson
      Brian Jackson
    • Scott Kirkpatrick
      Scott Kirkpatrick
    • Jeffrey Littleton
      Jeffrey Littleton, MD Ex Officio Member
    • Jason MacMorran
      Jason MacMorran
    • Phyllis McLaurin
      Phyllis McLaurin
    • Andrew Olinde
      Andrew Olinde, MD
    • Bart Phillips
      Bart Phillips Ex Officio Member
    • Joel Silverberg, MD
      Joel Silverberg, MD
    • Edgardo Tenreiro
      Edgardo Tenreiro Ex Officio Member
    • Christopher Tyson
      Christopher Tyson
    • Shawn Usher
      Shawn Usher
    • S. Raju Vatsavai
      S. Raju Vatsavai, MD

    Medical Executive Leadership

    • Jeffrey Littleton
      Jeffrey Littleton, MD Chief of Staff
    • nakia newsome
      Nakia Newsome, MD Vice Chief of Staff
    • Vincent Weaver
      M. Vincent Weaver, MD Secretary of Staff
    • Louis Minsky
      Louis Minsky, MD Immediate Past Chief of Staff
    • Oleana Lamendola
      Oleana Lamendola, MD Chair - Medicine Services
    • Ayme Schmeeckle
      Ayme Schmeeckle, MD Chair - Surgical Services
    • Vasudev Tati
      Vasudev Tati, MD Chair - Hospital Services
    • Michael Yorek
      Michael Yorek, MD Chair - Community Services
    • Jared Braud
      Jared Braud, MD Member at Large
    • Lawrence Breitkreutz
      Lawrence Breitkreutz, MD Member at Large
    • Thomas Cook
      Thomas Cook, MD Member at Large
    • Scott Daugherty
      R. Scott Daugherty, MD Member at Large
    • Sarah Drennan
      Sarah Drennan, MD Member at Large
    • Pavani Ellipeddi
      Pavani Ellipeddi, MD Member at Large
    • Garland Green, MD
      Garland Green, MD Member at Large
    • Adam Grezaffi
      Adam Grezaffi, MD Member at Large
    • Thomas-Jeider
      Thomas Jeider, MD Member at Large
    • Brooke LeBlanc
      Brooke LeBlanc, MD Member at Large
    • Andrew McCall
      Andrew McCall, MD Member at Large
    • Karthik Reddy
      Karthik Reddy, MD Member at Large
    • Michael Sanchez
      Michael Sanchez, MD Member at Large
    • William Varnado
      William Varnado, MD Member at Large
    • Kathleen Varnes
      Kathleen Varnes, MD Member at Large
    • Aaron DeWitt
      Aaron DeWitt, MD Ad Hoc Member
    • Zarius Drummond
      Zarius Drummond, MD Ad Hoc Member
    • Adam Harris
      Adam Harris, MD Ad Hoc Member
    • Ryan Richard
      Ryan Richard, MD Ad Hoc Member
    • Dustin Vincent
      Dustin Vincent, MD Ad Hoc Member

    Hospital Based Service Chiefs

    Emergency Service - Dustin Vincent, MD
    Hospitalists - Trey Ruggiero, MD
    Pathology - Zarius Drummond, MD
    Pediatrics - Stephen Spedale, MD
    Pulmonary/Critical Care - Ryan Richard, MD
    Radiology - Adam Harris, MD

    Medicine Service Division Chiefs

    Cardiology - Darrin Breaux, MD
    Dermatology - Lynn Tucker, MD
    Hematology/Oncology - William Varnado, MD
    Gastroenterology - Ben Kurz, MD
    Nephrology - Damodar Kumbala, MD
    Neurology - Gerard Dynes, MD
    Pediatrics - Mindy Calandro, MD
    Psychiatry - Venugopal Vatsavayi, MD

    Surgical Service Division Chiefs

    Anesthesiology - Francis Robichaux, MD
    Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery - Imtiaz Khan, MD
    General Surgery - Jonathan Taylor, MD
    Maxillofacial, Dental/Oral Surgery, ENT, & Plastic Surgery - Henry Barham, MD
    Neurosurgery - Charles Bowie, MD
    Obstetrics & Gynecology - Candace Moore, MD
    Ophthalmology - Blake Booth, MD
    Orthopedic Surgery - Jared Braud, MD
    Pediatric Surgery - John Lopoo, MD
    Podiatry Services - Patrick Hall, DPM
    Urology - Andrew McCall, MD
    Vascular Surgery - Joseph Griffin, MD