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CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation Announces 2021-2022 Board of Directors September 3, 2021

Missy Amidon

Lake Charles – The CHRISTUS Ochsner Southwestern Louisiana Foundation is thrilled to announce its Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The new board members and officers were elected at the annual meeting 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 Hospital programming.

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 and Chief Operating Officer, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.

New Board Members are Greg Hennagin, Sr. Vice President and General Manger, Golden Nugget and Creed Romano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Davis Parish Economic Development, Tourist Commission and 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 region.