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Baton Rouge General Announces Board of Trustees Members and Leadership Positions

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Baton Rouge, La. – Today, Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced four new members of its Board of Trustees: Charles D’Agostino; Edgardo Tenreiro; Gwen Hamilton; and Louis Minsky, MD. D'Agostino’s three-year term began January 1, 2017, while Tenreiro's term runs in conjunction with his role as BRG CEO, Hamilton’s term accompanies her role as chair of the BRG Foundation Board, and Minsky's term is a part of his role as BRG’s Chief of Medical Staff.

Charles D’Agostino, founder and Executive Director of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU and the Louisiana Business Incubation Association, twice served on the Board of Directors of the Association of University Research Parks, served on the board of the National Business Incubation Association and is the 2011 recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Business Incubation Association, the 2012 recipient of the Governor’s Leader in Technology Award, and was appointed to serve on Governor-Elect Edwards’ 2015-2016 Economic Development Transition Team.

Edgardo Tenreiro, CEO of Baton Rouge General Health System, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. Tenreiro served in management roles for hospital systems in Florida, Texas, Illinois and Louisiana for almost three decades including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of cardiology, oncology, surgery services, revenue cycle, outpatient clinics, operations, physician network development, marketing, and quality. Since joining BRG in 2008, he has overseen many of the hospital's major functions including physician relations, clinical quality, patient satisfaction, employee engagement and financial performance.

Gwen Hamilton serves as chair of the BRG Foundation Board and Interim CEO of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority and Director of Community Affairs for the New Schools for Baton Rouge. She has served as assistant chief administrative officer for the Mayor–President of Baton Rouge, senior vice president of education reform for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, senior director for the Baton Rouge Area Foundation/Plan Baton Rouge, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services, and executive director of the Children’s Cabinet in the Office of the Governor for State of Louisiana.

Louis Minsky, MD, ABFP, is Chief of Staff at Baton Rouge General and has been a family practitioner in Baton Rouge since 1988. Minsky, who is at Minsky and Carver Medical Center for Personal Wellness, served as the East Baton Rouge Medical Officer for the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Medical Director for Clinical Informatics of General Health System, attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital in Baton Rouge.

Charles D'Agostino
Charles D'Agostino

Edgardo Tenreiro
Edgardo Tenreiro

Gwen Hamilton

Gwen Hamilton

Louis Minsky, MD
Louis Minsky, MD

Other members of the Baton Rouge General/General Health System Board of Trustees are:

  • Joseph E. Juban, Chair
  • Phyllis McLaurin, Vice Chair
  • Venkat Banda, MD
  • Perry Franklin
  • Gary Graphia
  • Margaret Hart
  • Roy G. Kadair, MD
  • Debra Lockwood
  • Isabelina Nahmens, PhD
  • Andrew Olinde, MD
  • Rev. Ronnie L. Williams

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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.