2017 Board of Directors

Chair
Dr. Jerome Cox,
Miles Stones Counseling Service

 

Chair Elect
Merrill Wautlet,
Cross Keys Bank

 

Vice Chair of Operational Excellence
John Schmidt,
Heard McElroy & Vestal

 

Vice Chair of Community Impact
Darlene Rossum,
IberiaBank

 

Vice Chair of Resource Development
Hardy Foreman, Carr Riggs and Ingram
Ex-Officio

 

Immediate Past Chair
Judy Madison,
Red River Bank

 

Corporate Secretary
Dr. Bruce Willson, Jr.
United Way

Jack Andres
AEP SWEPCO

 

 

 

Merritt B. Chastain
Attorney

 

Dr. Larry Clark
Louisiana State University at Shreveport

 

 

Rep. Kenny Cox
Louisiana House of Representatives
Natchitoches

 

 

Renee Ellis
Westwood Elementary School
Caddo Parish

 

 

Gayle Flowers
Bossier Parish Community College

 

 

Lynn Higginbotham
Argent Financial

 

 

Lisa Johnson
Bossier City Chamber of Commerce

 

Joe Kane
Brown Builders

 

 

Steve Kiraly
CenterPoint Energy

 

Kevin May
May Core Real Estate

 

 

Jane Molloy
Community Volunteer

 

 

Jeremy Morton
Brookshire’s Food Stores

 

 

Don Olson
Hunt Guillot & Associates

 

 


Peggy Ramey
BHPBilliton

 


Janice Sneed
Southern University at Shreveport

 

Kamesha West
Wal-Mart

 

Stephanie Y’Barbo
BancorpSouth

 

Buddy Wood
State Farm, Sabine Parish

 

 

 

Board Member Spotlight

Dr. Jerome Cox
Chairman

Q: How did you come to be involved with the United Way?

A: When I was a little boy, my mom gave to United Way. Also, our family received help from the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and I know the need in our community is great.

Q: If you could tell someone who doesn’t know about the United Way one thing about our organization, what would it be?

A: United Way of Northwest Louisiana is an organization that empathizes with those that it serves, through the power of giving and love.

Q: If you could change one thing in this community, what would it be?

A: My goal is to help to have a positive impact on literacy and homelessness in our community – all 10 parishes. These are the two most important initiatives because I saw the peril of my community growing up, and these two can assist in improving lives for the long term.