Staff Moves at Ochsner Baton Rouge, Southern University, Marcus & Millichap, LSU Veterinary School | Company


Red Stick

Steve Greer was hired as Associate Regional Manager in Marcus & MillichapBaton Rouge office.

Greer brings knowledge of the area and the local real estate market. He was previously a principal agent at Berkshire Hathaway United Properties and a senior advisor for SVN Commercial Real Estate.

Greer owned Highland Mortgage Company and was a partner in Title Plus.

Bethanie Robicheaux was hired as general manager of Baton Rouge Young Entrepreneurs Academy.

She most recently served as Senior Director of Operations and Finance at the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators.

The Baton Rouge Young Entrepreneur Academy turns high school students into entrepreneurs and leads them to develop business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to investors, and launch their own startups.

Katara Williams was appointed vice-chancellor in charge of institutional promotion and external relations for the Southern University Agricultural Center.

Williams is currently Chief of Staff and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Southern University College System. She will take up her new duties on July 1.

She has over 20 years of experience in public relations and politics, with stints at the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Louisiana Department of Education, and Louisiana Board of Regents.

In 2020, Williams was recognized by the HBCU campaign as one of 10 HBCU alumni to watch.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, a master’s degree in public relations, and a doctorate in public policy, all from the South.

cannon rabbit was appointed Senior Director of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.

She is a fundraising and public relations professional with over 30 years of experience working for LSU. Cannon spent 10 years working for the LSU president’s office. His recent work has included management, major gift raising, culture and stewardship at the Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Rob Nading was promoted by Federal Campus to the Vice President of Purchasing and Facilities.

Nading was hired in 2006 as the credit union’s purchasing and facilities coordinator. During this period, he was responsible for overseeing major renovations and the construction of four new locations. He is currently overseeing the construction of the Siegen Lane Mortgage and Business Center, which is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Before coming to the Federal Campus, Nading was an instructor and adjunct professor at Southwest Texas State University and Eastern Illinois University.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin University and a master’s degree from Texas State University.

Ochsner Baton Rouge recently welcomed several new leaders:

Stephen Peptone, vice president, patient flow center and clinical services. Pepitone joined Ochsner in January 2011 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including Head of Finance Operations at OMC–New Orleans and Director of Finance for Partnerships and Systems Integration. He recently oversaw the opening and operations of the Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSU and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Southeastern Louisiana University.

CotyRome, interim Chief Financial Officer. Rome joined Ochsner in 2008 and has held several senior finance positions with progressive levels of responsibility and oversight for the Baton Rouge and Lake Charles areas.

Isabelle Aguilar, assistant vice president, finance and analytics. Aguilar joined Ochsner in 2018 as head of finance and analytics for Baton Rouge clinics. She earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia Southern University and a master’s degree in business administration from Nicholls State University.

Terri Edwards, Assistant Vice President of Nursing. Edwards joined Ochsner in 2018 as Director of Obstetrics Services. She earned a dual degree in nursing and psychology and a doctorate in nursing, all from Southern University. She was a member of the Honors College.

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Jason Hawke, Acting Assistant Vice President, Clinical Operations. Hawkes joined Ochsner in 2014, entering the ambulatory setting after a 14-year career as a licensed respiratory therapist and director of cardiopulmonary. He led 13 different medical specialties at the manager or director level during his time in the Baton Rouge area. He earned a bachelor’s degree in cardiopulmonary science from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He is currently treasurer of the Louisiana Medical Group Management Association.

Elizabeth Stanley, director of pediatrics, Ochsner Medical Center–The Grove. Stanley joined Ochsner in 2015 as Manager of Clinical Services and previously served as Family Medicine Residency Coordinator for Baton Rouge General. She has directed several surgical specialties and primary care clinics in the Baton Rouge area and assumed the additional role of Acting Director of Pediatrics in January 2021.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Millsaps College, a master’s degree in health care management from the University of North Alabama, and a doctorate in health care administration from the University of Mississippi.

Plaquemine Bank and Trust Company promoted Tabatha “Totsie” Dupuy Tempanaro and Janet Bergeron Campo.

Tempanaro is now executive vice president, chief financial officer and cashier. She joined Plaquemine Bank in 1992. She graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Campo is now senior vice president. She joined Plaquemine Bank in 1997. She is a credit officer in the areas of consumer, real estate and commercial loans. Campo is also the bank’s compliance and CRA manager.

New Orleans

Tulane University School of Career Advancement added professional staff members to its PreK-12 education program.

hazelnut parker was appointed Associate Director and Practice Professor of the program. Parker has 23 years of teaching experience. She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and a master’s degree in developmental reading from the College of New Jersey and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a minor in urban studies from the University of New Orleans.

Trung Nguyen was appointed professor of practice. Before coming to Tulane, Nguyen worked as an assistant professor of elementary education at McNeese State University. He earned a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Pennsylvania State University.

Erica Smith was appointed professor of practice. Smith is the Academic Director of the Tulane Center for K-12 STEM Education and Strategic Summer Programs. Smith began her career as a science educator at Brown University where she earned a master’s degree in teaching. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum Education and Learning Science from SUNY Buffalo.

Claudine Davis was appointed program manager. Davis most recently served as a school administrator and adjunct professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mercer University.

Sharon Truxillo joined Gambel Communications as a senior communications strategist.

Truxillo will develop and manage communication strategies and solutions for a variety of accounts, including New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter, Plush Appeal, The River District and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as director of public affairs at Cox Communications.

Truxillo has over 20 years of strategic communications experience, with clients including the US Departments of Education and Labor, Louisiana Partners for Healthy Babies, and the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from LSU.

Brian Marcelle, Alex Robertson and Jacques Mestayer formed the law firm Marcelle Robertson Mestayer.

MRM will defend those involved in rail and rail accidents, marine incidents, serious car accidents, asbestos exposure, insurance disputes, hurricane property damage disputes, and other areas of bodily injury.

Marcelle is a nationally recognized trial attorney with 25 years of courtroom experience, having tried nearly 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. Previously, he served as Assistant District Attorney in Orleans Parish and Assistant United States Attorney in New Orleans.

Robertson worked for the Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore defense firm of New Orleans, litigating and attempting high-stakes personal injury claims for corporate defendants. He then became a plaintiff lawyer. He earned his law degree at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, finished ninth in his class, and served on the editorial board of the Louisiana Law Review.

Mestayer is a former law clerk to Judge W. Eugene Davis of the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented hundreds of plaintiffs across Louisiana in wrongful death, marine, railroad, motor vehicle accident, and property damage cases.

Charri Hearn President joined Providence Community Housing as a senior project manager.

Schairer will work on all development programs including portfolio rehabilitation and recapitalization as well as strategic acquisition.

She worked as the Urban Development Manager for Neighborhood Urban Renewal Areas in Portland, where she promoted neighborhood revitalization and economic opportunity programs and projects. Before that. Schairer spent 10 years leading professional teams and managing multi-million dollar portfolios at public development and project management companies

She received a bachelor’s degree in social welfare and public policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.


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