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Baton Rouge General Announces Changes to Board of Trustees

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, Baton Rouge General (BRG) announced that Ryland Percy has been named chair of its Board of Trustees, and Rhoman Hardy has been named vice chair, both beginning January 1.

Percy is senior partner in the law firm of Percy, Mumphrey and Skias and has practiced in Ascension Parish for more than 40 years. He serves on the governing boards of the Ascension Parish Library and the Louisiana Super Region Rail Authority, and previously served on the boards of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce and River Parish Community College Foundation.

Hardy is Vice President for Shell’s Gulf Coast and Pennsylvania manufacturing locations and general manager of Shell’s site in Geismar. He began working for Shell in 1988 while studying electrical engineering at Louisiana State University and has worked in various positions in Shell’s manufacturing business as well as the company’s distribution and pipeline business. Hardy, who also holds an executive MBA from Rice University, is on the board of the Louisiana Chemical Association, Shell Pension Trust, Arts Council of Baton Rouge, and Baton Rouge Area Chamber. He has previously served on the board of directors for Capital Area United Way.

Outgoing chair Phyllis McLaurin and outgoing vice chair Charles D’Agostino will continue as board members. McLaurin has served on the board since 2016 and previously served as chair of the BRG Foundation’s Board of Governors. D’Agostino has served on the board since 2017 and as vice chair since 2019.

Other members of the BRG Board of Trustees are:

  • Annette Barton
  • Rick Bond
  • Charles D’Agostino
  • Jacques de la Bretonne, MD
  • Brad Gaspard, MD
  • Gwen Hamilton
  • Brian A. Jackson
  • Joseph E. Juban
  • Scott Kirkpatrick
  • Jason MacMorran
  • Phyllis McLaurin
  • Louis Minsky, MD, Ex Officio Member
  • Isabelina Nahmens, PhD
  • Andrew Olinde, MD
  • Edgardo Tenreiro, Ex Officio Member
  • Christopher Tyson
  • Ryan Uitti, MD
  • Raju Vatsavai, MD

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with over 600 licensed beds between three 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 is affiliated with several medical school programs, 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, find us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @BRGeneral and Instagram @batonrougegeneral.