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Baton Rouge General Foundation Announces New Members to Board of Governors

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BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced three new members of its Board of Governors, each elected to serve a three-year term beginning January 1. In addition, Rick Bond has been named the new chairman of the board.

The board’s first new member is Leslie Berg, community liaison for Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry. She has also served on the board for the Emerge Center, Junior League and Episcopal School of Baton Rouge.

Joining Berg on the board is Mimi Singer Lee, executive vice president and chief human resource manager at b1Bank. In addition to her involvement with Junior League, she serves on the University Laboratory School Foundation board.

Julian White, engineering manager for Shell Geismar, is another new face to the Foundation’s board. He has passion for improving access to health care and removing barriers to care.

Bond, who is also an ex officio member of BRG Board of Trustees, will serve as the chairman of the Foundation board. The Baton Rouge native is co-owner of Bond Construction Co., and also operates Clear Net Worth LLC and Clear Properties LLC. He has also served as vice president of the board of directors for the American Cancer Society in Baton Rouge.

Other members of the board include:

  • Bart Phillips, Vice Chair – BLP Holdings
  • Patrice Jones, Treasurer – CPA, community activist
  • Kathy Victorian, Secretary – Healthy Blue
  • Scott Kirkpatrick, Immediate Past Chair – Pelican State Partners
  • Michael Albritton – ASA Properties
  • Mark Goodson – CSRS Inc.
  • Lucie Kantrow – Bernhard Capital
  • Meg Mahoney – Methanex Corp.
  • Phyllis McLaurin – Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer, BRG Board of Trustees Chair
  • Ernest J. Mencer, MD – Retired Director, BRG Regional Burn Center
  • Keith O’Neill – Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
  • Laura Parr -- BRG Auxiliary Board President
  • Jim Purgerson - Citizens Bank & Trust
  • William Russell, MD – BRG Radiation Oncology
  • Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member – BRG President and CEO
  • Padma Vatsavai -- Vinformatix

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