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Board of Directors

Currently, the Foundation’s Board of Directors includes individuals representing Southwest Louisiana’s banking, education, hospitality and entertainment, oil and gas, chemical and health care industries, among others. They meet four times per year and ensure the Foundation maintains high ethical standards and continuously progresses toward its mission and vision.


Missy Amidon

Chair of the Board

Public Affairs Coordinator, CITGO Petroleum

Brian Abshire

Board Member

Senior Vice President, IBERIABANK/First Horizon Bank

Nancy Burleigh

Vice Chair of the Board

Bob Chandler


Jim Davidson

President & COO

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana

Natalie Garrison

Board Member

Associate Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley

Eligha Guillory, Jr.

Board Member

Funeral Director/Asst. Manager/Chief Business Officer, King Funeral Home

Dr. Eddie Hebert, DDS

Board Member

Greg Hennagin

Board Member

Sr. Vice President & General Manger, Golden Nugget

Velika Hurst-Trahan

Board Member

Strategic Account Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Clair Marceaux

Board Member

Senior Project Manager, Alliance Transportation Group

Dorothy McDaniel


Co-Owner, Dollar Electric

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Board Member

Field Representative, Rep. Clay Higgins

Anne Miller

Board Member

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Eric Mire

Board Member

Business Banking Manager, Sr. Vice President, First Federal Bank of Louisiana

Laura O’Connor

Board Member

Clinic Operations Manager, Ochsner Health

Sr. Helena Adaku Ogbuji

Board Member

Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

Ron Richard

Board Member

 Judge, Lake Charles City Court

Joshua Robinson

Board Member

Vice President of Marketing, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

Creed Romano

Board Member

President & CEO, Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development, Tourism Commission & Chamber of Commerce

Faith Scott

Board Member

Blake Soto

Treasurer of the Board

Project Manager, The Investors Group

Courtney Storer

Board Member


Keith Wimberly

Board, Past Chair

Carl Ambrose, Sr.

Honor Member

Patricia Flavin

Honor Member

Laura Leach

Honor Member

Owner, Sweet Lake Land and Oil, North American Land Company

David Sickey

Honor Member