National Diversity Advisory Board Members

Comprised of national industry leaders, the LSU National Diversity Advisory Board (NDAB) provides a broad array of talent and expertise to advocate for diversity on campus.  The common goal is to foster diversity and inclusion on campus and drive the mission and vision of diversity to faculty, staff, students, and neighboring communities all in support of the advancement of LSU.

dr rovaris

Dereck J. Rovaris, Sr., PhD  

ex-officio member

Vice Provost for Diversity & 

Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

emmy hicks

Emmy Hicks, MPA


Assistant Director of Development

LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

walter bonam

Walter Bonam

Associate Director for Evangelization

and the Catechumenate

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Office of Religious Education

bill brigman

William "Bill" Brigman

Alum 1988 College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Policy Analyst for U.S. Department

of Defense Credentialing and Licensing Task




Christine Changho Bruneau

Christine  Changho Bruneau

Partner, Cotton Schmidt & Abbott, LLP

katrina dunn

Katrina Pete Dunn, RN

Alum 1993 Nursing

Practice Administrator

Co-owner, Auburn Urogynecology

and Women’s Health

micah fincher

Micah Fincher

Alum 2008 College of Engineering  

Alum 2011 School of Law

Associate, Jones Walker, LLP

mark goodson

Mark Goodson

Alum 2004 College of Art & Design

Alum 2006 MPA

Principal/Resilience Practice Lead,




katherine granier

Katherine Rasy Granier

Alum 1999 College of Arts & Sciences

Alum 2002 MPA

Director, Division of Education Finance

beliota hawkins

Beliota Parquet Hawkins

Alum 1991 E.J. Ourso College of Business

Human Resources Manager, Shell Chemicals

andrew hollenbach

Andrew Hollenbach, PhD

Professor, Department of


LSU Health Science Center

bradie james

Bradie James

Alum 2002 College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Retired NFL Linebacker, Dallas Cowboys



leonard marshall

Leonard Marshall


Retired NFL Defensive Lineman, NY Giants

monica leach

Monica Leach, EdD

Alum 1991 College of Agriculture

 Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, North Carolina State University

joy monahan

Joy Lyu Monahan

Alum 1997 School of Law

National Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Office of Government Relations

nelita ramey

Nelita Manego-Ramey

Alum 1983 College of Arts and Sciences

 Inpatient Team of Authorization Division of United Health Group Manager, Split Second Foundation



Julie Morial

Julie Morial, MD, MPH, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Community and State for Louisiana

Clint Odom

Clint Odom

Alum 1989 College of Arts & Sciences

Legislative Director, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris

Jaimee Pangburn

Jaimee Pangburn

Alum 1997 College of Arts & Sciences

Alum 2010 Social Work, MSW

Founder, West Feliciana Education Foundation

Prasanth Pasala

Prasanth Pasala

Alum 2002 MS Systems Science

Chief Financial Officer and Chief Technology Officer, The Pangburn Group


david sickey


David Sickey

Councilman, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

jyric sims


Jyric Sims

Alum 2005 College of Education

Chief Executive Officer,

Medical City Fort Worth

rod teamer


Roderick Teamer

Alum 1985 E.J. Ourso College of Business

Director of Diversity Programs and

Business Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

chris trahan

Chris Trahan

Alum 1993 General College

Public Relations Manager, SASSO Agency


Rae Vasquez

Raedtha Vasquez

Alum 1997 College of Arts & Sciences

Alum 2002 School of Law

Partner, Jones Walker, L.L.P.

erin monroe wesley

Erin Monroe Wesley

Alum 1999 E.J. Ourso College of Business

Special Counsel, Office of the Governor State of Louisiana

Terri Williams

Terri Broussard Williams

Alum 1999 Manship School of Mass Communication

National Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Office of Government Relations




Board Emeritus Members

Katrice Albert, PhD, Vice President, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Cherie Arceneaux-Pinac, (’91,) (Law ‘94), Chief Operating Officer, Hammerman & Gainer Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

Marco Barker, PhD, Sr. Director for Education, Operations & Initiatives, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Jeff Boudreaux, (’96), (Law ‘00), Attorney, Kean Miller and Associates Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA

Anita Chang, (’02), Journalist, Beijing, China

Jarrett Cohen, (’08), Owner & Portfolio Manager, JE Cohen & Co., New Orleans, LA                                                                                                                                                                                     

Mario Garner, EdD, (’02), Chief Operating Officer, New Orleans East Hospital, New Orleans, LA

Julie Dickinson, Philanthropist, Baton Rouge, LA (DECEASED)

Cordell Key, ('02), Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA, Baton Rouge, LA 

Francisco “Frank” Lopez IV, (‘76), Vice President, Acute Care, Universal Health Services, Inc., Amarillo,TX

Patrick McCune, ('03), (Law '08), Associate, Adams and Reese, LLP, Baton Rouge, LA

Claude Minor, MD, (‘79), General Surgeon, Monroe Surgical Hospital, Monroe, LA

John Noland, (Law ‘70), President, Noland Investments, Baton Rouge, LA

Darrel Papillion, ('90), ('94), Partner, Walter, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L.L.C., Baton Rouge, LA

Tracy Porter, ('83), President/Chief Executive Officer, Premiere Solutions, LLC

Joseph Possa, (’88), (Law ‘91), Partner, Tyler & Possa Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA

Stephanie M. Possa, ('99), Partner, Tyler & Possa Law Firm, Baton Rouge, LA

Todd Schexnayder, ('81), Senior Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

Tasha Shamlin, MD, ('94), Medical Director, Medical Spa of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA

Lois Smyth, Administrative Compliance Officer at Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Baton Rouge, LA

Leonard Stewart, (‘98), Attorney, Intellectual Property for Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL

 For more information, contact:
Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
135 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
225.578.5736 office
225.578.5980 fax