Your Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire donors to invest in LSU Health Shreveport and steward contributions toward its support.

Our job at the Foundation is to connect donors and alumni to LSU Health Shreveport and support the healing, teaching, and innovative research that happens in our own backyard every day. We want to ensure that our supporters, their families and our entire community continue to benefit from all that LSU Health Shreveport offers for generations to come.

LSU Health Shreveport is an invaluable resource to all of us who live, work and prosper in north Louisiana. LSUHS faculty physicians provide care to patients, educate students, and train residents and fellows. Right here in Shreveport, scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to understand and find cures to some of the most devastating diseases, hoping to one day change the way these diseases are treated by doctors.

Board of Directors

Officers

Katy Merriman

Katy Merriman

Chairwoman

Armand Roos

Armand Roos

Vice Chairman

Edward J. Crawford, III

Edward J. Crawford, III

Treasurer

Robert Pugh, Jr.

Robert Pugh, Jr.

Secretary

Directors

R. Lee Abraham III, MD '08

R. Lee Abraham III, MD '08

Director

Mike Adkins, CFA

Mike Adkins, CFA

Audit Committee Chair

Robert Bowman

Robert Bowman

Director

Shane Bridges

Shane Bridges

Director

Rand Falbaum

Rand Falbaum

Director

Mark Garrett, CPA

Mark Garrett, CPA

Immediate Past Chairman

Nancy Eberhardt, MD '88

Nancy Eberhardt, MD '88

Chair, Dean's Alumni Council

Patrick Harrison

Patrick Harrison

Director

James Hobley, MD

James Hobley, MD

Director

Valarie Jamison

Valarie Jamison

Director

Jerry Jones, MPT '00

Jerry Jones, MPT '00

Director

Daryl Mitchell, MD

Daryl Mitchell, MD

Director

Catherine Mitton

Catherine Mitton

Director

Tom Ostendorff, III

Tom Ostendorff, III

Development Committee Chair

Bubba Rasberry

Bubba Rasberry

Governance Committee Chairman

Linda Sell, CPA

Linda Sell, CPA

Director

Emeritus and Ex-Officio Members

Donald Zadeck

Donald Zadeck

Chairman Emeritus

Ike Muslow, MD

Ike Muslow, MD

Director Emeritus

Donald Horton

Donald Horton

Director Emeritus

G.E. Ghali, DDS, MD '94

G.E. Ghali, DDS, MD '94

Chancellor, LSUHSC-S

History

While serving as Dean of the LSU Medical Center, Ike Muslow, M.D., recognized the importance of a fundraising organization dedicated to enriching the programs of the Medical Center. To that end, in 1997, Muslow asked Donald J. Zadeck to become the first chairman of the LSU Health Sciences Foundation Board of Directors. From there, the LSU Health Sciences Foundation in Shreveport was born. The Foundation is a non-profit, institutionally-related foundation whose sole mission is to support, enhance and assist the LSU Health Sciences Center in its many endeavors.

Despite its humble beginnings, the endowment of the LSU Health Sciences Foundation has grown to exceed $200 million, providing millions in vital funding to the LSU Health Sciences Center yearly. 

Foundation Staff

Executive Staff

Kevin Flood

Kevin Flood

President & CEO

kflood@lsuhsfoundation.org

Brigette Rose, CPA

Brigette Rose, CPA

Executive Vice President & CFO

brose@lsuhsfoundation.org

Viki Fentress

Viki Fentress

Office Manager

vfentress@lsuhsfoundation.org

Development Staff

Jesse B. Gilmore

Jesse B. Gilmore

Director of Development

jgilmore@lsuhsfoundation.org

Mary M. Cobb

Mary M. Cobb

Director of Alumni Relations

mcobb@lsuhsfoundation.org

Marianne Comegys, MLA

Marianne Comegys, MLA

Alumni Relations

mcomegys@lsuhsc.edu

Sara Krzywanski

Sara Krzywanski

Director of Major Gifts

skrzywanski@lsuhsfoundation.org

Amanda Felan

Amanda Felan

Director of Donor Relations and Events

afelan@lsuhsfoundation.org

Apryl Bundy

Apryl Bundy

Database Manager

abundy@lsuhsfoundation.org

Krista Gaston

Krista Gaston

Director of Development for the Feist Weiller Cancer Center

abundy@lsuhsfoundation.org

Accounting Staff

Angela R. Lee

Angela R. Lee

Accounting Manager

alee@lsuhsfoundation.org

Natalie Cagle

Natalie Cagle

Accounts Payable

ncagle@lsuhsfoundation.org