SMH Boards

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 shall 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

Chairman
Ward 9
2015-2023

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Larry P. Englande Sr.

Vice Chairman
Ward 8
2018-2021

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Kristen R. Stanley-Wallace, JD

Secretary/Treasurer
Ward 8
2019-2023

Boc Ferrari
Daniel J. Ferrari Sr.

LTC U.S. Army Retired
Ward 7
2009-2021

Georgia Johnson
Georgia M. Johnson, RN

Ward 8
2018-2022

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Walter J. "Dub" Lane, PhD

Ward 8
2021-2022

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Robert C. Mercadel, MD

Medical Staff Representative
2018-2022

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Matthew K. Miller, MD

Medical Staff President/Chief of Staff
2021

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Shawn M. Paretti, CPCU

Ward 8
2019-2023

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Vasanth K. Bethala, MD

Commissioner Emeritus
2021