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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.


Blake Soto


Project Manager, The Investors Group

Jim Davidson

President & COO

CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana

Jason French

Board Member

Principle & Executive Director, French Strategic Partners

Natalie Garrison


Associate Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley

Dr. Eddie Hebert, DDS

Vice Chair

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

Elizabeth McLaughlin


Field Representative, Rep. Clay Higgins

Dorothy McDaniel


Co-Owner, Dollar Electric

Anne Miller

Board Member

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Chad Miller

Board Member

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


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

Nina Sirak

Board Member

Vice President of Finance, L’Auberge Casino Resort

Courtney Storer

Board Member


Laura Weatherford Fontenot

Board Member

Teacher, Kinder Middle School

Victor Wukovits

Board Member