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13 members selected for the University Health Board of Directors

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The Biomedical Research Foundation has announced the 13 members of the newly formed University Health Board of Directors.

University Health Board members will have governance and oversight roles, including fiscal responsibility, executive performance, support of the mission of LSU Medical School, and protection of the safety-net mission of the two hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The foundation assumed control of the formerly state-operated hospitals almost two months ago.

The group ranges from physicians to business people to an announced candidate for Shreveport mayor in 2014.

The composition of the oversight board is as follows: seven representatives from the North Louisiana Community, the chancellor of the medical school, the CEO of University Health and four appointees from the Biomedical Research Foundation.

"We are very pleased with the skills and talents of the individuals that have been selected and believe the board reflects well the communities served by University Health Shreveport and Conway, " said Steve Skrivanos, BRF Board Chairman. Board Chair Malcolm Murchison noted that the posts "will be a significant volunteer responsibility and we believe this board is up to the task."

Those appointed are:

Dr. Robert A. Barish, chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport since.

Richard Cascio, CPA, University Health System Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal Healthcare Industry Group.

John F. George, Jr., M.D., owner and manager of G6 Management, LLC and president of the Biomedical Research Foundation.

Sam A. Gilliam , former Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the city of Shreveport and former Interim Chancellor of Southern University Shreveport. While with the City of Shreveport, he coordinated the Fair Share Program.

Amanda Dosher Grey of Oak Grove is part owner of West Carroll Health Systems, a rural for-profit entity including a hospital, nursing home, home health, home care agency, five rural health clinics, a rehabilitation department and ancillary services.

Linda Singler Holyfield, RN, is from Monroe and is President & CEO of Specialty Management Services of Ouachita, which provides medical services and consulting for hospitals, and President & CEO of P & S Surgical Hospital in Monroe, a 22 bed, joint venture procedural hospital.

Don E. Jones, President of Jones Brothers Company, Inc., located in Bossier City. Mr. Jones is past chairman of the Biomedical Research Foundation, and a former mayor of Bossier City.

R. Timothy Jones, Senior Pastor of the Peaceful Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Shreveport, has served as President of the Cedar Grove Community Development Corporation.

Claude B. Minor, Jr., M.D., of Delhi, is a physician and surgeon specializing in general, thoracic, vascular, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Minor is a former board member of Glenwood Medical Center and former chairman and founding member of Monroe Surgical Hospital.

Terry E. Moore is Senior Financial Manager with Merrill Lynch in Shreveport and a member of the Biomedical Research Foundation Board of Directors.

Maxine Elizabeth Prescott Sarpy of Shreveport, has said she plans to run for Shreveport mayor in 2014. She is a registered nurse who currently serves as a Child Care Health Consultant, and Consultant for the Head Start Program of the Caddo Community Action Agency.

Skrivanos of Shreveport, is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Research. He is an independent oil and gas operator, starting his firm, Skrivanos Engineering in the late 1980s.

Frank Williams from Shreveport is Executive Director and Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Southern University Shreveport Foundation. Williams is former Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority and former Vice President for Government Affairs for Horseshoe Entertainment.

KTBS requested a complete list of the more than 50 people who were nominated to the board. The Foundation declined to do so.

Said Jay Meyers, vice president for External Affairs, "We believe the news release outlines our selection process, the diligence behind the selection process and the top flight individuals who have volunteered to serve our community as University Health board members. We will not be sharing the full list of names who were considered by the selection committee."

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