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Baton Rouge General Foundation Announces Eric J. Waechter as New Board Member

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced Eric J. Waechter as the newest member of its Board of Governors, elected to serve a three-year term that began January 1.

Waechter is the Resident Director and a Wealth Management Advisor for Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Finance in 1999. Waechter has also served on the board for the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA and the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators.

Other members of the BRG Foundation Board of Governors include:

  • Rick Bond, Chairman – Bond Construction Co. LLC
  • Bart Phillips, Vice Chair – BLP Holdings
  • Kathy Victorian, Secretary – Healthy Blue
  • Lucie Kantrow, Treasurer – Bernhard Capital
  • Scott Kirkpatrick, Immediate Past Chair – Pelican State Partners
  • Leslie Berg, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
  • Mark Goodson – CSRS Inc.
  • Mimi Singer Lee – b1Bank
  • Meg Mahoney – Methanex Corp.
  • Phyllis McLaurin – Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer, BRG Board of Trustees
  • Keith O’Neill – Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS Inc.
  • Jim Purgerson - Citizens Bank & Trust
  • William Russell, MD – BRG Radiation Oncology
  • Padma Vatsavai – Vinformatix
  • Julian White -- Shell
  • Kendall Johnson, ex officio member – BRG Chief Financial Officer
  • Edgardo Tenreiro, ex officio member – BRG President and CEO

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