LaVerne Toombs will step down as government director of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, efficient Nov. 12.
Toombs has been a public servant for over 20 years and determined to semi-retire. The chamber plans to conduct a regionwide search to pick out a everlasting alternative.
Kristin Thomas-Martin, operations supervisor of ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Plastics, has been elected to the Higher Baton Rouge Business Alliance‘s Board of Administrators.
Thomas-Martin started her profession in 2006 with ExxonMobil on the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant after graduating from the College of Tennessee with a chemical engineering diploma and dealing at Dow Chemical Co. for 2 years. She left Baton Rouge in 2010 and labored at ExxonMobil crops in Houston and Brussels. In 2019, she started working as operations supervisor on the Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant.
Cathy Griffiths has been promoted to chief high quality officer of Lady’s Hospital.
She has served as Lady’s vp of high quality since 2014. She is liable for high quality, regulatory/accreditation, danger administration, affected person security, an infection management, pharmacy, utilization administration, organization-wide training and social providers.
Griffiths has served as an teacher of nursing for LSU Well being since 2011. She earned a bachelor’s in nursing from Loyola College New Orleans, a grasp’s in well being care administration from the College of New Orleans and a doctorate in nursing science from LSU Well being Sciences Heart.
Katherine LeBlanc has been named chief advertising and marketing officer for Smalls Sliders.
Smalls Sliders opened their first location in September 2019 in Baton Rouge and has plans to open a second location this fall.
LeBlanc most lately served as chief advertising and marketing officer of Twist Manufacturers. She was a advertising and marketing chief for a number of iconic New Orleans manufacturers together with Smoothie King and Dickie Brennan & Co.
Dr. Breanna Campbell has joined Baton Rouge Common as an infectious illness specialist, treating sufferers on the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus.
Campbell earned undergraduate levels in biology and Spanish from Texas Tech College. She then accomplished her medical diploma, with an extra certificates in world well being, at Texas Tech College Faculty of Medication and her residency on the College of Texas Medical Department in Galveston. Campbell then accomplished an infectious illness fellowship on the College of Virginia.
Donald W. Washington has been appointed to the board of administrators for Residence Financial institution.
Washington most lately served because the director of the U.S. Marshals Service. He beforehand served as a member of the board of administrators for Residence Financial institution from June 2016 till he was sworn in as director of Marshals Service on March 29, 2019. He’s a former companion within the regulation agency of Jones Walker. He earned his juris physician diploma from South Texas Faculty of Regulation and his bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Army Academy at West Level.