Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
Louisiana Games Control Board
The Louisiana Gaming Control Board regulates all gambling activities under its jurisdiction in a manner that instills public confidence and confidence that gambling activities are conducted honestly and free from criminal elements and corruption; to ensure the integrity of individual gaming operations through the regulation of people, practices, associations and activities within the gaming industry.
Ronnie S. Johns of Sulfur has been named to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Johns is the former senator for the Senate District of Louisiana 27. He will represent the 3rd District of Congress and will serve as president.
Louisiana State Board of Forensic Pathologists
The mission of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners is to protect and enhance the health, safety, and well-being of Louisiana citizens through the licensing, regulation, research, and discipline of physicians and allied health professionals in a manner that protects the rights and privileges of licensees.
Robert C. Batson MD of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Forensic Pathologists. Batson is Isidore Cohn, Jr., Professor and Chief of Surgery at LSU Healthcare Network and will represent LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans.
Patrick T. O’Neil MD of New Orleans has been reappointed to the Louisiana State Board of Forensic Pathologists. O’Neil is the vice president of adult psychiatry at Tulane School of Medicine and will represent Tulane Medical Center.
Lester W. Johnson MD of Rayville has been reappointed to the Louisiana State Board of Forensic Pathologists. Johnson is the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport. Johnson will represent the Louisiana Medical Society.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Company
The Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation is a non-profit organization established to provide insurance products to residential and commercial property applicants who are bona fide licensed, but unable, to purchase insurance in the voluntary insurance market. .
William P. Chauvin of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Chauvin is an executive mentor at Vistage Chair and has been appointed by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.
Capital Region Human Services District
The Capital Region Social Services District leads the operation and management of community programs and services related to public health, mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction services for the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
Chalonda Banks Hollins of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Capital Region Social Services District. Hollins is a social worker for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Hollins will represent the Parish of East Baton Rouge and serve as an expert in the area of mental health.
Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors
The primary objective of the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors is to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the general public and to promote the vigorous growth of the real estate industry in the State of Louisiana. The Council assesses the qualifications of candidates for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensees.
Paul D. Brunet de Lafayette has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. Brunet is the owner of an inspector at Brunet Associés and will represent the 3rdCongress District.
Fredrick W. Williams of Stonewall has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Home Inspectors. Williams owns Quality Home Inspection and will represent the 4eCongress District.
Louisiana State Council of Drug and Device Distributors
The Louisiana Council of Drug and Device Distributors licenses and regulates the distribution of legendary drugs and devices by distributors in and throughout the State of Louisiana in order to protect life and health and to promote the public welfare.
James G. Delatte of Ponchatoula has been reappointed to the Louisiana State Board of Drug and Device Distributors. Delatte is the Director of Government Affairs and Policy at Horizon Therapeutics and will represent Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
Darrick A. LeBeouf of New Orleans has been reappointed to Louisiana State Council of Drug and Device Distributors. LeBeouf is the Director of Government Affairs at Pfizer and will represent Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.
Bayou Lafourche freshwater district
The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District was established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1950 to provide fresh water to water purification facilities along the Bayou Lafourche.
Hugh F. Caffery of Lockport has been appointed to the Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District. Caffery is a manager at Valentine Chemicals and will represent the area north of the railway line in the parish of Lafourche.
Jacob A. Giardina from Thibodaux has been appointed to the Bayou Lafourche freshwater district. Giardina is retired and will represent the parish of Lafourche.
Ray C. Mayet of LaRose has been re-appointed to Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District. Mayet is an engineer with J. Wayne Plaisance Inc. and will represent the region south of the Intracoastal Waterway in the parish of Lafourche.
Francis C. Richard from Thibodaux was appointed to the Freshwater District of Bayou Lafourche. Richard is retired and will represent the area south of the railway line in the parish of Lafourche.
Louisiana State Board of Directors of Embalmers and Funeral Directors
The mission of the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is to regulate embalmers, funeral homes, funeral directors, those engaged in the care and disposition of deceased persons and the handling of complaints of consumers.
Juan M. Joseph d’Opelousas has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Joseph is a Funeral Director at Williams Funeral Homes and will serve as the Certified Funeral Director. Joseph will represent District C.
Louisiana Drone Advisory Committee
The mission of the Louisiana Drone Advisory Committee is to regulate air and unmanned aerial systems in Louisiana.
Bush’s Leland A. Dwight has been appointed to the Louisiana Drone Advisory Board. Private Dwight is the sUAS program coordinator and Louisiana State Police Chief Pilot. It will be used in general.
Louisiana State Uniform Building Code Council
The main function of the board is to review and adopt the state’s Uniform Building Code, to provide training and education for code officials, and to accept all requests for code changes, to the Louisiana State Plumbing Code exception. Specifically, the board establishes the certification and continuing education requirements and process for code enforcement officers, code enforcement inspectors, third-party vendors, and building officials, and determines whether there are any changes to the code. uniform state construction are justified.
Eric L. Parnell of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council. Parnell is the owner and architect at ArchBoutant, LLC and will serve generally.
Rodney R. Wallis of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council. Wallis is a member of Local 130 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and will serve in general.
Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Council
The Louisiana Drug Control and Violent Crime Policy Board examines the needs of state and local governments to make funding recommendations to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement to support a wide range of activities to prevent and control drug trafficking , drug-related crime and violence crime.
Billy Joe Harrison of Natchez, Louisiana has been appointed to the Louisiana Drugs and Violent Crime Policy Council. Harrison is the district attorney for Natchitoches. He has been nominated by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and will represent attorneys in the mid-area of the state.
James R. “Jimmy” Lestage of DeRidder has been appointed to the Louisiana Drugs and Violent Crime Policy Board. Lestage is the prosecutor for the parish of Beauregard. He was appointed by the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and will represent prosecutors in the western region of the state.