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Elizabeth “Libby” Favrot was appointed general manager of the NO / LA Angels Network.

She replaces Louisa Smith, who moves to New York but will remain manager of NO / LAAN’s sidecar investment fund, The Pelican Angel Fund.

Favrot has been on the staff of Delgado Community College since 2009, most recently as Director of Adult Education Program Operations.

She received a BA from Grinnell College and an MA from Tulane University.

Three new directors have been appointed to the board of directors of NO / LAAN:

Max cox, who is vice president, assistant general counsel for corporate governance and transactions at Lumen Technologies.

Dr Aléicia Donald, an anesthesiologist who was a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Tulane University.

David waller, who recently retired from IBM, after 42 years as a sales manager with international assignments.

Gregory A. Nielsen was appointed Chief Operating Officer of LCMC Health.

Nielsen comes to LCMC Health from American Physician Partners, an emergency and hospital medicine management company with more than 2,000 providers in 142 programs in 18 states. Previously, he was Division President for RegionalCare Hospital Partners, an 18-hospital system that is now part of LifePoint Health.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a Masters in Health Care Administration.

Regina Wilkins joined the Pontchartrain Conversancy as director of communication and development.

The Pontchartrain Conversancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and stewardship through scientific research, education and advocacy.

Wilkins has spent the past seven years as the Director of Development for a charter school in New Orleans, where she has increased the school’s philanthropic income by 724% and raised over $ 3 million for scholarships.

She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University.

Kellie Chavez Green was appointed Vice President of Programs with the Founding of Greater New Orleans.

Chavez Green has been with the foundation since 2013 and most recently served as Director of Nonprofit Leadership and Effectiveness. Prior to joining the foundation, she was Vice President of Programs for the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Chavez Green received a BA from St. Edward’s University and an MA from LSU.

Pamela kennett hensel was appointed dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of New Orleans.

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Kennett-Hensel, who was acting dean since July 2020, has been a faculty member at the university for more than two decades. Originally from New Orleans, she was the first woman to lead the college.

Kennett-Hensel was chairman of the newly created management and marketing department for six years. She was previously president of the Marketing and Logistics department for four years.

She received a doctorate in marketing from Georgia State University.

Red Stick

Lauren Chauvin was appointed general manager of LCTA – Internet and Television Association.

Chauvin replaces Cheryl McCormick, who is retiring as CEO of the organization, which represents Louisiana’s cable and telecommunications industry.

Chauvin most recently served as Director of Energy, Civil Justice Reform and Environmental Quality and Director of the Judicial Program for the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry. She has advocated for business interests as in-house legal counsel and director of government affairs for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association.

Originally from Lafayette, she received a BA in Mass Communication with a concentration in broadcast journalism from LSU and a law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU.


Darica simon was appointed president-elect of the Southwestern Association of Student Aid Programs.

Simon is Director of TRIO Programs at Baton Rouge Community College. TRIO is a collection of federally funded programs, such as Educational Opportunities Centers, Talent Search and Upward Bound, which support students from disadvantaged backgrounds who graduate from college.

Simon will work to provide educational opportunities for students from non-traditional backgrounds who attend higher education institutions in Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

She has over 21 years of experience working with programs and has been with the BRCC since 2007.


Avril Chaisson was promoted to CFO of Women’s hospital.

Chaisson has over 20 years of financial leadership experience in the healthcare industry. She started her career at Woman’s in 1995 as a financial analyst. She held senior positions at Medical Management Options and The NeuroMedical Center Clinic before returning to Woman’s in 2010 as Controller of Finance and Patient Financial Services. Chaisson has been Woman’s Vice President of Finance since 2018.

Kevin ringelman, associate professor at LSU School of Renewable and Natural Resources, was named the recipient of the H. Dale Hall Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation.

Named in honor of an LSU College of Agriculture alumnus and former director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service under President George W. Bush, the fund aims to “perpetuate a professorship at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources , by supporting excellence in teaching, research and public service. in waterfowl ecology, waterfowl habitat management or wetland conservation, in collaboration with Ducks Unlimited and other partners.

Ringelman has pursued waterfowl science since 2007, when he attended graduate school at the University of California, Davis. Since he started at LSU AgCenter in 2014, his grants to support waterfowl research have exceeded $ 1.6 million.

Coleman Partners Architects promoted two staff architects to senior partner.

Jean Lackett at the Baton Rouge office and Marcelle Walter from the New Orleans office will now be part of the firm’s leadership team.

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