Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Beth Carney Ebberman, President
Account Executive, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Metairie, LA
1977, B.A., History

Richard (Dickie) Whitson, Vice President
Springfield, LA
1971, B.A., Business Administration

Stephanie Stafford Kropog, Secretary
Physician Services Director, North Oaks Health System
Hammond, LA
1986, B.S., Accounting

Kristen Bell, Treasurer
Math and Business Instructor, Northshore Technical Community College
Denham Springs, LA
2016, M.B.A.



Christopher (Chris) Barcelona
Passport Specialist, U.S. Department of State
Marrero, LA
2008, B.A., History

Patrick Brazan
Financial Services Rep, Magnolia Wealth Strategies
Mandeville, LA
2005, B.A., Organizational Communication

Troy Green
Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach, White Castle High School
Baton Rouge, LA
2000, B.A., Business Management

Alicia Motichek Himber
Teacher, Lakeshore High School
Mandeville, LA
2002, B.S., Biology; 2005, M.A., Teaching

Heidi Rogers Kinchen
Public Information Officer, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Hammond, LA
2001, B.A., Political Science; 2009, B.A., Communications

Gina Giacone Laird
Senior Vice President, Benefit Operations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, LA
1985, B.A., Management

Sonja Ragusa Newman
Manager of Resource Development, United Way of Southeast Louisiana
1995, B.A., Health and Fitness Promotion; 1999, M.A., Health Studies

Jay Prather
Owner, Elos Environmental LLC
Springfield, LA
2005, B.S., Biology

Heather Bush Seal
Realtor, Latter and Blum Classic Homes and Properties
Franklinton, LA
2006, B.A., Organizational Communication

Dennis (Danny) Wallette
Director, Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement
Hammond, LA
1987, B.S., Biology

Ex-Officio Members

Brad Stevens, Immediate Past President
Managing Partner, Edwards & Stevens Law Firm
Amite, LA
2001, B.S., Biology

Mayson Foster, Past President
Former Mayor, City of Hammond
Hammond, LA
1968, B.A., Accounting: 1988, M.B.A.


We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2020 term.

Interested in serving? Download the Board Member Expectations and Application.
Application are due April 6, 2018.

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