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Baton Rouge General Announces New Board of Trustees Members

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Baton Rouge, La. – Recently, Baton Rouge General/General Health System announced two new members of its Board of Trustees: Judge Brian A. Jackson and Edgar S. Starns. Both members will serve a three-year term, which began January 1, 2018.

Brian A. JacksonThe Honorable Brian A. Jackson was nominated as U.S. District Court Judge by former President Barack Obama in 2009 and currently serves as chief judge. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, Jackson graduated from Southern University Law School and Georgetown University. Jackson worked with the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly 20 years before going into private practice and then accepting his current appointment.

Edgar S. StarnsEdgar S. Starns, CPA, PFS has been a Director in the Postlethwaite & Netterville Tax Services Group since 1983. Responsible for consulting with individual and corporate clients about tax planning, business valuations, transaction assistance, executive compensation issues, estate administration, succession planning and personal financial planning, Starns is responsible for the Financial Institutions Taxation group. A graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Starns received his MBA in Accounting and Finance from Loyola University.

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
  • Charles D’Agostino
  • Perry Franklin
  • Gary Graphia
  • Gwen Hamilton, Ex Officio Member
  • Margaret Hart
  • Roy G. Kadair, MD
  • Louis Minsky, MD, Ex Officio Member
  • Isabelina Nahmens, PhD
  • Andrew Olinde, MD
  • Edgardo Tenreiro, Ex Officio Member
  • Rev. Ronnie L. Williams

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