Lake Charles, Louisiana (August 30, 2021) –
New board members and officers were elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation on August 19, 2021. The Foundation oversees the philanthropic efforts of CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick and CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospitals, which includes Children’s Miracle Network.
Leading the Foundation for the upcoming 2021-2022 fiscal year is Chair, Missy Amidon. Joining her on the Executive Committee are Nancy Burleigh, Vice Chair; Laura Leach, Secretary; Blake Soto, Treasurer; and Members-at-Large Bob Chandler, Dorothy McDaniel and Jim Davidson, President & COO, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.
New Board Members are Greg Hennagin, Sr. Vice President & General Manger, Golden Nugget and Creed Romano, President & CEO, Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development, Tourist Commission & Chamber of Commerce.
Returning members to the Board of Directors are Brian Abshire; Carl Ambrose, Sr.; Kimberly Caldarera-Theriot; Jamie Chapman; Natalie Garrison; Eligha Guillory, Jr.; Dr. Eddie Hebert; Elizabeth McLaughlin; Eric Mire; Sr. Helena Adaku Ogbuji; Josh Robinson; Faith Scott; Courtney Storer and Keith Wimberly.
Missy Amidon has served on the Foundation Board since 2012 and is Public Affairs Manager for CITGO Lake Charles. Missy has held numerous committee seats and has served as secretary, treasurer and vice chair. In addition to the Foundation Board, she serves the community as a volunteer for Team CITGO and Southland Airport Management Board. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Southwest. Missy received a BA in Public Relations from McNeese State University and has more than 28 years in public relations and marketing experience in the SWLA area.