Dear Friends,

The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundation annual meeting of the Board of Directors was held on August 18, 2018. New board members and officers were elected.

Leading the Foundation for the upcoming 2018-2019 fiscal year is newly-elected Chair, Eric Mire. Joining him on the Executive Committee are Keith Wimberly, Vice Chair; Faith Scott, Secretary; Missy Amidon, Treasurer; and Members-at-Large Courtney Storer, Michael Pendergast and Kevin Holland, CEO, CHRISTUS Health Southwestern Louisiana.

Eric Mire has served on the Foundation Board since 2009 and currently serves as Sr. Vice President of Commercial Lending Manager at First Federal Bank of Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from McNeese State University and is a graduate of the School of Banking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of South Lake Charles, having served as Vice President and President; Eric is President of the Coastal Conservation Association Lake Charles Chapter and is a board member of the McNeese State University Alumni Association Board. He is also a 2014 graduate of the Chamber Southwest Leadership Program. He is a volunteer coach for Prodigy Softball.

Returning members to the Board of Directors are Brian Abshire, Sawsan Abu Shamat, Carl Ambrose, Sr., Nancy Burleigh, Bob Chandler, Jamie Chapman, Myrna Conner, Patricia Flavin, Marion Fox, Eligha Guillory, Jr., Jordan Haman, Laura Leach, Glenda McCarty, Dorothy McDaniel, David Sickey, Kimberly Caldarera-Theriot and Gregory P. Thibodeaux.

The Foundation oversees the philanthropic efforts of CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital, which includes Children’s Miracle Network.