Jennifer Manale was appointed head nurse of General of Baton Rouge.
Manale will oversee all nursing operations at the Bluebonnet and Ascension campuses, and at the Baton Rouge General School of Nursing.
She started working for Baton Rouge General in 1989 as an operating room nurse. Manale has held several patient care and healthcare management positions, most recently as Acting CNO and Director of Perioperative Services.
Jessica Henkel has been selected to serve as the new director of the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana.
Since joining The Water Institute earlier this year as Deputy Director of Chief Scientist, Henkel has been instrumental in program management and research. She will assume the role of Director of LA-COE, which provides research directly relevant to the implementation of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan.
The Coastal Master Plan is a policy document for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority that focuses efforts and guides actions needed to sustain Louisiana’s coastal ecosystem, safeguard coastal populations, and protect economic and cultural resources. vital.
Matthew Shehadi was appointed CEO of Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge.
Shehadi has over 20 years of experience in the casino industry. Prior to joining Hollywood, he served as vice president and assistant general manager of the Boulder Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Kean Miller added the following attorneys to its Baton Rouge office:
Sydney J. St. Pierre joins the energy and environment litigation group. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU and her law degree and doctorate in civil law, cum laude, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Shearil S. Matthews joins the labor and employment law group. She earned a master’s degree in human resources from LSU-Shreveport and her law degree from Southern University Law Center.
André P. Bellefontaine joins the energy and environment litigation group. Bellefontaine was previously a legal assistant in the Louisiana attorney general’s office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU and his law degree and doctorate in civil law from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Aaron M. Ruffin joined the Civil Liability and Civil Liability and Energy and Environmental Litigation groups. Ruffin previously served as law clerk to Circuit Court Judge Dontae L. Bugg of Fairfax County, Virginia and the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University and a law degree from George Washington University School of Law.
Dylan T. Scully joins the energy and environment litigation group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU and a law degree and doctorate in civil law from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Bill Steven was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Beacon behavior.
Stevens has over 28 years of experience working with healthcare providers and insurers including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, UnitedHealthcare and Humana.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe).
Elyce Ieyoub and Catherine Schröder joined Chaffe McCall as partners in the firm’s New Orleans office.
Ieyoub focuses his practice on representing businesses and organizations in civil and commercial litigation.
She earned her law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, graduating magna cum laude. Ieyoub was editor of the Louisiana Law Review and recognized as a Paul M. Hebert Scholar and Dean’s Scholar.
Schroeder helps clients navigate the complexities of civil litigation.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Richmond Law School, with cum laude honors. While in law school, Schroeder served as symposium editor for the Journal of Law and Technology and was admitted to the Bar upon graduation.
OnPath Federal Credit Union promoted the following employees:
Nellie Lovergnevice president of training and retail development
Hope Sandersonretail training coordinator
Sherrill woodvice president of retail operations
Denis Weisevice president of risk management
Rachel Drivervice president of lending solutions
Rosario RuizSupport Services Business Partner
Zenna Carterfraud analyst
Tom Exnicios joined the team of Habitat for Humanity in the New Orleans area as chief financial officer.
Exnicios was most recently a partner at Hannis T. Bourgeois, where he provided accounting, auditing and advisory services to community banks. He was previously CFO of Fidelity Homestead Savings Bank and President of Globe Homestead Savings Bank.
Exnicios is a longtime supporter of NOAHH. He was a member of the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2020 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2018 to 2020.
He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU.
Gyl Wadge Switzerland was appointed executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Orleans.
Switzer is a seasoned nonprofit leader with experience in gun safety, civil rights, and mental health advocacy.
She holds a master’s degree in public health and public administration.
Kean Miller added the following attorneys to its New Orleans office.
Brittany Williams Flanders joins the energy and environment litigation group. Flanders served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Jane T. Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LSU and her law degree, magna cum laude, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Divya Jeswant joins the national and local tax group. Jeswant has over 10 years of experience in Mumbai representing and advising multinational and local clients in tax matters. She earned a Bachelor of Laws from the National Law School of India University and a Masters in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
David T. Judd joined the offshore and marine energy litigation group. Judd also served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Jane T. Milazzo of the Eastern District of Louisiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, summa cum laude, from LSU and a law degree and a doctorate in civil law, magna cum laude, from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
Kelicia D. Raya joins the energy and environment litigation group. Raya served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge Ivan LR Lemelle of the Eastern District of Louisiana. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Andrew B. Young joined the offshore and marine energy litigation group. Young served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Michael J. Juneau of the Western District of Louisiana. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, magna cum laude, from LSU and a law degree and a doctorate in civil law, magna cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU.
Ryan Gootee General Contractors de la Métairie made the following new hires and promotions:
Jack Altmanassistant estimator
Nicholas DaleProject Manager
Jeremy Goramhealth and safety manager
Brandon HebertProject engineer
Craig Turnerproject manager
Samuel MiesterProject engineer
Roy Vortischchief superintendent
Rock Sumrall was promoted to Chief Superintendent