SMH Board

Board of Commissioners

The board is responsible for the quality of the medical care provided by Slidell Memorial Hospital.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital Service District No. 2, doing business as Slidell Memorial Hospital, is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners. The board consists of seven members appointed by an appointing authority (comprised of a local legislative delegation) from nominating committee recommendations; the president of the medical staff and one medical staff appointee. Annually, the board may appoint a former member to serve as a non-voting "Commissioner Emeritus".

Each board member brings a unique background that is invaluable in guiding SMH.

Joe Digiovanni
Joseph “Joe” DiGiovanni Jr., CPA-Retired

Chair
Ward 9
2015-2027

Kristen Stanley Wallace 3894 RT
Kristen R. Stanley-Wallace, JD

Vice Chair
Ward 8
2019-2027

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Larry P. Englande Sr.

Secretary/Treasurer
Ward 8
2018-2025

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Cyril V. K. Bethala, MD

Medical Staff President/Chief of Staff
2023

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Georgia M. Johnson, RN

Ward 8
2018-2026

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Walter J. "Dub" Lane, PhD

Ward 8
2021-2026

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Robert C. Mercadel, MD

Medical Staff Representative
2018-2026

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Tommy C. Morris, Jr., PhD

Ward 8
2021-2025

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James William "Bill" Newton

Ward 9
Orienting 1/2023 - 6/2023
Term Commences 7/1/2023

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Shawn M. Paretti, CPCU

Ward 8
2019-2023