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Baton Rouge General Foundation Announces New 2018 Board Members

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Baton Rouge, La. – The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced two new members of its Board of Governors: Mark Goodson and Patrice Jones. Both members were elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 1.

Mark GoodsonMark Goodson – Since May of 2017, Goodson has served as Resilience Practice Lead at CSRS, leading a multi-disciplinary practice that provides governmental and commercial clients with advisory services and solutions to help them adapt and thrive in economic, natural and socio-demographic changes. Prior to that, he was Director of the Resiliency Solutions service line at CB&I, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority. Goodson earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and Master of Public Administration from LSU. He serves as Chairman for Whitney New Markets Fund Advisory Board and is a Board member for the LSU National Diversity Advisory, the University Laboratory School Foundation and YMCA of the Capital Area. Goodson is married to Katie, formerly of Shreveport. They have three children, Bradley, Caliway and Lauren.

Patrice JonesPatrice Jones – A community activist, Jones has volunteered for many organizations including Cancer Services, Boys Hope, St. Jude Catholic Church and School, St. Joseph’s Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Alliance, Woodgate Homeowners Association and Woodgate Women’s Club. Currently, she supports our community hospital as a member of Baton Rouge General Foundation’s Visionary Partner Society. After graduating in accounting from LSU, Jones became a CPA and worked for Hibernia Bank as a financial auditor. She currently handles accounting, financial and administrative work for her husband’s corporation and assists him with financial matters regarding Emergency Department providers. She is married to Dr. Johnny Jones, a BRG physician formerly of Alexandria. They have two children, Leslie and Louis.

Other members of the Board include:

  • Gwen Hamilton, Chair - New Schools for Baton Rouge
  • Scott Kirkpatrick, Vice Chair - Roedel Parsons Baton Rouge
  • Michael Albritton, Secretary - ASA Properties
  • Rick Bond, Treasurer - Bond Construction Co., LLC
  • Phyllis McLaurin, Immediate Past Chair - Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer
  • Sandra Holub - Albemarle Foundation
  • Rick Lipscomb - WHLC Architecture
  • Ernest J. Mencer, MD - Retired Director, Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center
  • Keith O’Neill - Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS, Inc.
  • Bart Phillips - Baton Rouge Cargo Services, Inc.
  • Deborah Reeves - Auxiliary President
  • William Russell, MD - Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center
  • Gerald E. “Chip” Songy - Stirling Properties

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

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.