Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges serves as the management board for Louisiana's public 2-year institutions. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of the State's citizens through education programs offered through its colleges.

Alterman L. “Chip” Jackson, of Lafayette, was appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Jackson is the former registrar of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lincoln University and a Master of Education degree from Millersville University. Jackson will serve as an at-large member on the board.

Timothy W. Hardy, of Baton Rouge, was reappointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Hardy is an attorney and partner with Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister Law Firm. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University. Hardy will serve as an at-large member on the board.

Vincent J. St.Blanc III, of Franklin, was reappointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. St.Blanc is a manager for Steward Building Materials and a former mayor of the city of Franklin. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. St.Blanc will serve as a representative of the 3rd Congressional District.

Michael J. “Mickey” Murphy, of Bogalusa, was reappointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Murphy is the former dean of the Sullivan Campus of Louisiana Technical College. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree from Northwestern State University. Murphy will serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District.

 

South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission
The South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission operates Port Manchac in Tangipahoa Parish. The Commission’s operations include transportation, storage, shipping of products, and leasing of warehouses and docks.

Cheryl Q. Brumfield, of Independence, was reappointed to the South Tangipahoa Parish Port Commission. Brumfield is the Vice President and Independence Banking Center Manager for First Guaranty Bank. As required by statute, she was nominated by the Tangipahoa Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

 

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (LSBME) protects the health, welfare, and safety of Louisiana citizens against the unprofessional, improper, and unauthorized practice of medicine by ensuring that those who practice medicine and other allied health professions under its jurisdiction are qualified and competent to do so.   In addition, the Board serves in an advisory capacity to the public and the state with respect to the practice of medicine.

Daniel K. Winstead, M.D., of New Orleans, was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners. Winstead is a Robert G. Heath Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane and a staff psychiatrist at Tulane. He has previously served as chair of Tulane’s Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, staff psychiatrist with Depaul/Tulane Behavioral Health Center, and medical director for inpatient psychiatric services at Tulane University Medical Center. He served as a major with the medical corps of the US Army from 1973-1976. As required by statute, Winstead was nominated by Tulane University School of Medicine.

Lester W. Johnson, M.D., of Rayville, is a board certified surgeon; Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Chief of Surgery, and Director of Surgical Services at LSUHSC-Monroe; and Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSUHSC –Shreveport. Johnson was a Captain in the United States Army Reserve from 1971-1977. He practices in Rayville and Monroe. As required by statute, Johnson was nominated by the Louisiana State Medical Society.

  

South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East provides flood protection for the east side of the Mississippi River in Jefferson, Orleans and St. Bernard parishes.

Quentin D. Dastugue, of Metairie, was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Mr. Dastugue is the CEO of Property One Commercial Real Estate and a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. As required by statute, he was nominated by the SLFPA-E Nominating Organization and will serve as an at-large member.

Clay A. Cossé, of Arabi, was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Prior to retiring in 2012, Mr. Cossé served as the director of housing and redevelopment for St. Bernard Parish Government. As required by statute, he was nominated by the SLFPA-E Nominating Organization and will serve as an at-large member. As required by statute, his name was submitted by the nominating organization for SLFPA-E.

Lambert J. “Joe” Hassinger Jr., of New Orleans, was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. Mr. Hassinger is the director at Galloway Johnson. As required by statute, he was nominated by the SLFPA-E Nominating Organization and will serve as an at-large member.

 

South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West provides flood protection for the west side of the Mississippi River in Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

Scott M. Burke, of Marrero, was appointed to the Board of Directors South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West. Burke is the President and Owner of Loop Linen Service, Inc. As required by statute, he was nominated by the SLFPA-W Nominating Organization and will serve as a resident of Jefferson Parish.

Philip J. Valent, Ph.D., of Slidell, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the South Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West. Valent is a civil engineer and the Associate Superintendent of the Marine Geosciences Division at the Naval Research Laboratory. As required by statute, he was nominated by the SLFPA-W Nominating Organization and will serve as an engineer residing outside of Jefferson or Orleans parishes.