Leadership

Our leadership team is comprised of administrators, physicians and trustees that are dedicated to the health of our community and the continued success of Baton Rouge General as its hospital. Each day we work as a team, together with more than 3,500 others, to carry on the General's legacy as a pillar in the Baton Rouge community.

Administration

  • Edgardo Tenreiro - Chief Executive OfficerEdgardo Tenreiro
    Chief Executive Officer

    Kendall Johnson - Chief Financial Officer Kendall Johnson
    Chief Financial Officer

    Stephen Mumford - Vice President, Clinical Service LinesStephen Mumford
    Chief Operating Officer

    Monica Nijoka, MHA, BSN, RN - Chief Nursing OfficerMonica Nijoka, MHA, BSN, RN
    Chief Nursing Officer

  • Andrew Olinde, MD - Chief Medical OfficerAndrew Olinde, MD
    Chief Medical Officer

    Erik Showalter - President, Baton Rouge General FoundationErik Showalter
    President, Baton Rouge General Foundation

    Bennett Cheramie - Vice President, Information TechnologyBennett Cheramie
    Vice President, Information Technology

    Paul Douglas - Vice President, Strategy & Human ResourcesPaul Douglas
    Vice President, Strategy & Human Resources

  • Peyton Grant - Vice President, Facilities ManagementPeyton Grant
    Vice President, Facilities Management

    Meghan Parrish - Vice President, Marketing & CommunicationMeghan Parrish
    Vice President, Marketing & Communications

    Don Shaw - Vice President, Revenue CycleDon Shaw
    Vice President, Revenue Cycle

    Chief Administrative Officer & Mid City Medical DirectorVenkat Banda, MD
    Chief Administrative Officer & Mid City Medical Director

  • Trisha Guidry - Chief Operating Officer, The General Mid CityTrisha Guidry
    Chief Operating Officer, The General Mid City

    Joni Lemoine - Chief Nursing OfficerJoni Lemoine
    Chief Nursing Officer, The General Mid City

    Brad Gaspard, MD - Medical DirectorBrad Gaspard, MD
    Medical Director, Baton Rouge General Physicians

    Sean Casteel - Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerSean Casteel
    Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Baton Rouge General Physicians

Board of Trustees

  • Phyllis McLaurin
    Chairperson

    Charles D'Agostino
    Vice Chairman

    Annette Barton

    Jacques de la Bretonne, MD

  • Gwen Hamilton

    Rhoman Hardy

    Brian Jackson

    Joseph E. Juban

  • Roy Kadair, MD

    Scott Kirkpatrick
    Ex Officio Member

    Louis Minsky, MD
    Ex Officio Member

    Isabelina Nahmens, PhD

  • Andrew Olinde, MD

    Ryland Percy

    Edgar S. Starns

    Edgardo Tenreiro
    Ex Officio Member

  • Christopher Tyson

    S. Raju Vatsavai, MD

Medical Executive Leadership

  • Louis Minsky, MD - Chief of Staff Louis Minsky, MD
    Chief of Staff

    Jeffrey Littleton, MD - Vice Chief of Staff Jeffrey Littleton, MD
    Vice Chief of Staff

    Nakia Newsome, MD - Secretary of Staff Nakia Newsome, MD
    Secretary of Staff

    S. Raju Vatsavai, MD - Chairman, Medicine Services S. Raju Vatsavai, MD
    Chairman, Medicine Services

  • Glen Schwartzberg, MD - Chairman, Surgical Services Glen Schwartzberg, MD
    Chairman, Surgical Services

    Andrew Olinde, MD - Immediate Past Chief of Staff Andrew Olinde, MD
    Immediate Past Chief of Staff

    Henry Barham, MD - Member at Large Henry Barham, MD
    Member at Large

    Emily Cassidy, MD - Ad Hoc Member Emily Cassidy, MD
    Member at Large

  • Roy Culotta, MD - Member at Large Roy Culotta, MD
    Member at Large

    J. Benton Dupont, Jr., MD - Member at LargeJ. Benton Dupont, Jr., MD
    Member at Large

    Nicholas Forth, MD - Member at Large Nicholas Forth, MD
    Member at Large

    Joseph Griffin, MD - Member at Large Joseph Griffin, MD
    Member at Large

  • Oleana Lamendola, MD - Member at Large Oleana Lamendola, MD
    Member at Large

    Lance Lamotte, MD - Member at Large Lance LaMotte, MD
    Member at Large

    Niels Linschoten, MD - Member at LargeNiels Linschoten, MD
    Member at Large

    Candace Moore, MD - Member at Large Candace Moore, MD
    Member at Large

  • Catalina Negulescu, MD - Member at Large Catalina Negulescu, MD
    Member at Large

    Amit Patel, MD - Member at Large Amit Patel, MD
    Member at Large

    Mark Posner, MD - Member at Large Mark Posner, MD
    Member at Large

    Eric Rowley, MD - Member at Large Eric Rowley, MD
    Member at Large

  • Michael Yorek, MD - Member at Large Michael Yorek, MD
    Member at Large

    Venkat Banda, MD - Ad Hoc Member Venkat Banda, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

    Son Dang, MD - Ad Hoc Member Sonny Dang, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

    Adam Harris, MD - Ad Hoc Member Adam Harris, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

  • John Jones, MD - Ad Hoc Member John Jones, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

    William Kellum, MD - Member at Large William Kellum, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

    Brian Webb, MD - Ad Hoc Member Brian Webb, MD
    Ad Hoc Member

  • MEDICINE SERVICE DIVISION CHIEFS

    SURGICAL SERVICE DIVISION CHIEFS

  • Cardiology - Nakia Newsome, MD
    Dermatology - Lynn Tucker, MD
    Family Medicine - Robert Chasuk, MD
    Gastroenterology - Oleana Lamendola, MD
    Hematology/Oncology - Christopher McCanless, MD
    Internal Medicine - Catalina Negulescu, MD
    Nephrology - Jeremy O'Neal, MD
    Neurology - Steven Zuckerman, MD
    Pathology - Tonya Eichelberger, MD
    Pediatrics - Diane Albrecht, MD
    Psychiatry - Venugopal Vatsavayi, MD
    Pulmonary - Stephen Brierre, MD
    Radiology - Adam Harris, MD

    Anesthesiology - Son Dang, MD
    Burn - Tracee Short, MD
    Dental Surgery - Walter Jung, MD
    Emergency Services - Dustin Vincent, MD
    General Surgery - Dhaval Adhvaryu, MD
    Neurosurgery - Paul Waguespack, MD
    Obstetrics & Gynecology - Candace Moore, MD
    Ophthalmology - John Couvillion, MD
    Orthopedic Surgery - Robert Easton, MD
    Otolarynology (ENT) - Henry Barham, MD
    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Lucius Doucet, MD
    Podiatry Services - Patrick Hall, DPM
    Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery - Emily Cassidy, MD
    Urology - Ayme Schmeeckle, MD
    Vascular Surgery - London Guidry, MD