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The St. Helena Healthy Communities Coalition consists of the following members:

  • Major Coleman-Police Jury
  • Patricia Boatman-Audubon Regional Library
  • Ray and Peggy Marler-S.H.A.P.E.
  • Kim Hatfield-Tangipohoa Community Health
  • Janice Holland-Southeast Community Health Systems
  • Adraine Conrad- A Conrad Fitness
  • Deborah Smith-People‚Äôs Health
  • Barbara Drott-Choices Coordinated Care Solutions
  • Dr. Gina LaGarde-OPH Southeast Region IX
  • Jason Fontenelle-Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Melissa Jeffries-OPH
  • Jennifer Johnson-Early Steps Community Outreach Specialist Region 9
  • Judy Posey-OPH
  • Mack McCraney-USDA
  • Brandon Bates-USDA
  • Chris Bordelon-USDA
  • Leigh Ann Burns-LSUHSC
  • Bishop Rene Soule-Northshore Black Elected Officials Coalition & Associates
  • Eric Baumgartner-LPHI
  • J.T. Sukits-Capital Region Planning
  • Cynthia Walls-LEHC
  • Brian Parsons-DOTD
  • Sandra Serna-LPHI
  • Robin Rhodes-OPH
  • Jessica Kemp-CPEX
  • Heather Ollen-CAUW
  • Casey Chapman-CAUW
  • Melvin McElwee-Health Markets
  • Demetra Dantzler-SELAHEC
  • Cynthia Coston-OPH
  • Misty Searcy-SELAHEC
  • Wanda Stroud-Early Steps Region 9
  • Jim Robb-Council on Aging
  • Tracy Womack-St. Helena Parish School District
  • Sarah Kent-Community Member

Our present partners include:

  • St. Helena College & Career Academy
  • Greensburg Market
  • Southeast Community Health Systems
  • Council on Aging
  • Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church


If you are interested in becoming a coalition member, please contact Bianca Plant at bplant@agcenter.lsu.edu.



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