Names in the News: People Shaping the Future of Lake Area Business
Posted at 14:45 Sunday January 15, 2023
Family and youth, FHF recognized
BATON ROUGE — Advisory agency for family and youth was recognized in the 2022 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities (GOLD) Awards as the recipient of the Service Provider of the Year award, which is given in recognition of service beyond the call of duty by an individual or organization providing services to people with disabilities.
The GOLD Awards, hosted by the Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs, is Louisiana’s opportunity to honor the achievements and dedication of individuals in the disability community.
Families Helping Families SWLA is a southwest Louisiana family resource center serving individuals with disabilities and their families since its inception as a nonprofit agency in 1992.
Also at the awards, Families Helping Families of Southwest Louisiana Executive Director Susan Rieh won the GOLD award for employer of the year.
Bayles appointed to the Council of State
BATON ROUGE — Mary J. Bayles of Sulfur was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal District Board of Commissioners.
Bayles is the city planner and airport manager for the city of DeQuincy. She will represent position G, which is being proposed by legislators in the district.
Duhon is added Merrill Wealth
Merrill Wealth Management is pleased to announce Cheryl Duhon joined the Lake Charles office as vice president and financial advisor.
A financial industry veteran with 30 years of experience, Duhon spent the last 15 years as a financial advisor with JP Morgan Chase in Lake Charles.
Duhon holds a bachelor’s degree from McNeese State University.
Scales named HR Vice President
Lake Charles Memorial Health System named Shana Libra as the next Vice President of Human Resources.
Scales brings more than 15 years of progressive human resources leadership and management experience to Memorial. She most recently served as the Head of Total Rewards/Shared Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Previously, she was director of compensation-HRIS at Regional One Health and held various key human resources roles at Baptist Memorial Health System in Memphis and
Scales earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and two master’s degrees in human resource management and business administration.n, both from Webster University in St. Louis, Mo.
Henderson to serve on board
BATON ROUGE — Charles R. Henderson Governor John Bel Edwards appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.
The commission is responsible for regulating and licensing manufacturers, distributors, dealers and lessors of motor vehicles doing business in Louisiana. It is responsible for maintaining the economy, public interests and public welfare as it relates to motor vehicles.
Henderson is the president of Henderson Family Enterprise. He will represent the 7th Motor District as a member primarily involved in the sale of recreational and marine products.
The name Greer general manager of the hospital
Ryan Greer has been named the new CEO of ClearSky Rehabilitation Hospital of Rosepine.
The 20-bed medical rehabilitation hospital treats patients with disabling injuries or illnesses such as strokes, brain injuries, hip fractures, spinal injuries, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other medically complex conditions such as COVID-19.
Prior to this role, Greer was an area administrator for six nursing homes where he managed day-to-day administrative and operational functions. He also worked as a nursing facility administrator in two homes for the elderly.
Greer earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a major in kinesiology from Louisiana State University-Alexandria.
Interim Director of the Lee Law Center
Genius Coleman Lee is now the Interim Executive Director of the SWLA Law Center.
former director, Mark Judsonhe has stepped down to pursue a new endeavor to be announced at a later date.
Coleman Lee, a former Law Center attorney, has come out of retirement to take the reins while the board begins a search for a permanent director. Coleman Lee is a graduate of McNeese State University and Southern University Law Center. She is a licensed attorney with 29 years of experience in litigation, mediation, organizational development and community relations. She is a trained family law mediator.
She taught and administered paralegal degree programs at McNeese and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Care Lawyers; past president of the Houston, Texas, Christian Legal Society and current member of the Louisiana Association of Christian Attorneys.
Stream, Leach Join C100 Louisiana
The Economic Development Committee of 100 has announced its new officers and members.
Gray stream Stream Company and Mary Leach Werner of Sweet Lake Land & Oil, both in Lake Charles, are new members of the executive committee.
The Committee of 100 for Economic Development is a Louisiana business roundtable that promotes public policy that makes Louisiana more competitive while maintaining existing business and industry and attracting more innovative businesses to Louisiana.
Tran appointed CQCO of the hospital
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital announced Thea A. TranBSN, MBA, CPHQ, CPHRM, CPPS, Chief Quali was appointedyou & Compliance Officer.
In his role, Tran will develop and manage organization-wide plans and programs for ongoing evaluation and assessment of quality, safety and customer satisfaction.
Tran brihas more than 20 years of experience in healthcare management. She began her career as a registered nurse in 1997 and has since successfully held various leadership roles throughout her career.
Tran holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration from McNeese State University. Other competencies and certifications include: Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and Certified Professional in Patient Safety.