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.
Larry P. Englande Sr.
Joseph “Joe” DiGiovanni Jr., CPA-Retired
Walter J. "Dub" Lane, PhD
Cyril V. K. Bethala, MD
Medical Staff President/Chief of Staff
Georgia M. Johnson, RN
Robert C. Mercadel, MD
SMH Medical Staff Representative
Tommy C. Morris, Jr., PhD
James W. "Bill" Newton, MBA
Orienting 1/2023 - 6/2023
Term Commences 7/1/2023
Shawn M. Paretti, CPCU
Kristen R. Stanley-Wallace, JD