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Board of Trustees

Our current board

Angela Bowlin
Attorney, Legal Partner-Frilot LLC
Co-Chair: 2017-2019
Trustee: 2015 – 2018, 2018-2021

Benita Chatmon
Assistant Dean of Clinical Nursing Education
LSU Health N.O. School of Nursing
Trustee: 2019-2022

Khalilah Collins
Social Worker & Director
Making Connections
Trustee: 2019-2022

DeAnna Davis
Consultant
Trustee 2020– 2023

Eva Dossier
Stanley, Reuter, Ross, Thornton & Alfred LLC
Co-Managing Member Attorney
Trustee:  2020-2023

Sergio Farfán
LLHC Co-Founder, Consumer Advocate
Trustee: 2014-2017, 2018-2021

Jasmine Hall
Social Worker/Attorney
Trustee: 2020-2023

Bill Leech, Jr.
Manager, Personal Trainer
Treasurer: 2017-2019, 2019-2021
Trustee: 2016-2019, 2019-2022

Deborah Palmer
Licensed Psychologist
Co-Chair: 2018-2020
Trustee: 2017-2020

John Keith Parchman
Senior Attorney, Dept. of Treasury
Trustee: 2018-2021

Catherine Roland
Therapist, Private Practice
Trustee: 2019-2022

Todd Tartavoulle
Nurse Educator
LSU Health N.O. School of Nursing
Trustee: 2018-2021

Ed Trapido
Professor & Associate Dean of Research
LSU School of Public Health
Trustee: 2016-2019, 2019-2022

Aldo Urias
Max Advisory Group, Consultant
Trustee:  2020 -2023

Hardell Ward
Staff Attorney
Southeast Legal Services
Trustee: 2015-2018, 2018-2021

Here’s some background on the Board and what’s involved.

CrescentCare is a non-profit, 501(c)3 community-based organization whose mission is to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to the community, to advocate empowerment, to safeguard the rights and dignity of individuals, and to provide for an enlightened public.

Originally founded as a task force working in response to the HIV epidemic in the 1980s, CrescentCare has served the community in New Orleans for 33 years. In 2013, the organization expanded its mission, became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and officially changed its name to CrescentCare. It offers an array of services including primary medical care, dental, behavioral health, case management, health education, food and nutrition, housing, legal services, counseling and testing for HIV, Hepatitis C and other infectious diseases, and a syringe access program.

Board requirements

  • Representative of the community and patient population (sex, gender, ethnicity)
  • 51% of board members must receive care at CrescentCare
  • No more than one half (50%) of the non-consumer board members may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.
  • Between 11 and 25 members (we currently have 14 members)
  • The needed professional skills and experience to support the organization (finance, medical, real estate, legal, etc.)

Board selection process

  • Applications are referred to the Board of Trustees Governance/Nominating Committee along with any information the applicant provides (resume/CV, biographical sketch)
  • The Governance/Nominating Committee reviews the application and makes a recommendation to the Board.
  • New terms start July 1st and the term is 3 years. Board members may serve two consecutive three year terms.

Board member duties and responsibilities

  • Attend Board meetings (usually held on the first Monday evening of every month at 6:00 pm at 1631 Elysian Fields Ave.). The meetings usually last about an hour and half
  • Serve on at least one committee of the Board (Governance, Quality, or Finance)
  • Support the fund development efforts of the Agency to the extent possible
  • Approve policies, hours of operation, locations
  • Ensure effective, efficient, and financially sound operation of the agency
  • Short and Long Term Strategic Planning
  • Evaluate the CEO
  • Board self-evaluation
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the organization
  • Duty of care, loyalty, and obedience to the organization

Apply to become a Board member here.