Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members, 1 from each of the 8 parishes comprising the District, who are appointed by their local police jury, and 3 At-Large members who are appointed by the Governor.

The eight Board members representing each parish have expertise in behavioral health (mental illness and addictive disorders) and/or developmental disabilities, fiscal affairs, or they represent law enforcement, school-based clinics, the coroner’s office and/or the judicial system. The three At-Large members are a parent, consumer, or advocate for individuals with mental illness, addictive disorders, or developmental disabilities. Each Board member may serve three consecutive 3-year terms.
View board meeting minutes here.

  • Charles Ugokwe, Chair, MD, MPH
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    Charles Ugokwe, MD, MPH
    Dr. Ugokwe is serving his second year on the Board, having been appointed by the Governor to fill the vacancy left by an unexpired term of a former ...
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    Priscilla Jeansonne, Chair
    Mrs. Jeansonne is serving her second year on the Board following her appointment by the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury in 2016. She is a retired Advan...
  • Brenda Moore
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    Brenda Johnson-Moore, Vice Chair, Ed. D
    Dr. Moore is serving her second year on the Board and was appointed by the Concordia Parish Police Jury. Dr. Moore has been an educator for nearly 4...
  • Renata Pilartova
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    Renata Pilatova, MD
    Dr. Pilatova was appointed by the Governor and is currently serving her third year on the Board. She is a Pediatrician with more than 30 years of ex...
  • Dayna Davis
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    Dayna Davis, Secretary
    Mrs. Davis has served on the Board for two years and was appointment by the Governor. She is the owner of Essential Bodyworks and Massage, LLC and s...
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  • Kathy Scarborough
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    Kathy J. Scarborough, Treasurer, RN
    Mrs. Scarborough is serving her second year on the Board after having been appointed by the Grant Parish Police Jury. She recently retired with 25 y...
  • Anthony Jackson
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    Anthony Jackon
    Mr. Jackson is serving his second year on the board after being appointed by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury. Mr. Jackson has worked in Education for...
  • Shirley Washington
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    Shirley Washington
    Mrs. Washington is serving her second year on the Board after having been appointed by the Catahoula Parish Police Jury. She worked in the textile i...
  • Darrel Rodrig
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    James Darrell Rodriguez
    Mr. Rodriguez is serving his second year on the Board after having been appointed by the Rapides Parish Police Jury. Mr. Rodriguez has worked in Edu...
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    Linda Nichols, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN
    MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN
    Mrs. Nichols is serving her first year on the Board after having been appointed by the Vernon Parish Police Jury. She is an Assistant Professor of N...

Administration

The administration of CLHSD is comprised of professionals who are responsible for ensuring the overall operations of the District and consist of the following departments: Executive, Fiscal, Billing/Claims, Human Resources, Clinical, Compliance, Information Technology, Developmental Disabilities, and Prevention.

  • Michael DeCaire
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    Michael R. DeCaire, Ph.D.
    Dr. DeCaire serves as the Executive Director of CLHSD and is responsible for the overall delivery of services in the District. He has more than 25 y...
  • Becky Craig
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    Rebecca Craig
    Mrs. Craig serves as the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Services and is primarily responsible for overseeing all of our Outpatient Clinic Serv...
  • RoseMary Futrell
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    RoseMary Futrell
    Mrs. Futrell serves as the Executive Assistant to Dr. DeCaire and as the Liaison to the Board of Directors. She previously served as the Administrat...
  • G. Bryan Fillette, MD
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    G. Bryan Fillette, MD
    Dr. Fillette primarily serves as the Medical Director for the Central Louisiana Human Services District, and also serves as a treating psychiatrist ...
  • Paxton E. Oliver II
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    Paxton E. Oliver II
    Mr. Oliver serves as the Deputy Director of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) and is responsible for overseeing the provision of all DD services. ...
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    Teresa Juneau, RN
    Mrs. Juneau serves as the Clinic Manager of our behavioral health clinic, Caring Choices of Marksville and is responsible for overseeing the Marksvi...
  • Nannette Chenevert
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    Nannette Chenevert, LCSW
    Mrs. Chenevert serves as the Clinic Manager of our behavioral health clinic, Caring Choices of Pineville and is responsible for overseeing the Pinev...
  • Tiffany Smith
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    Tiffany Smith, LCSW-BACS
    Ms. Smith serves as the Clinic Manager of our behavioral health clinic, Caring Choices of Leesville and is responsible for overseeing the Leesville ...
  • Karin Shrader
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    Karin Shrader
    Ms. Shrader serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer and is responsible for all financial matters of the District. Karin has worked in the accounting fiel...
  • Crystal Hurt
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    Crystal Hurt
    Mrs. Hurt serves as our Human Resources Specialist and is responsible for all of the civil service and human resource functions for the District. Sh...
  • Ingrid Cannella
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    Ingrid Cannella
    Mrs. Cannella serves as the Director of Compliance and is responsible for ensuring that the District and its contractors adhere to all funding, prog...
  • Byron Bostick
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    Byron Bostick
    Mr. Bostick serves as the Information Technology Director and is responsible for all of the District’s technology services, which includes hardware,...
  • Welda Tucker
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    Welda Tucker, RNS
    Mrs. Tucker serves as the Safety Director and is responsible for ensuring that our staff is educated and trained in workplace safety. She has 30 yea...
  • Cheryl Dubois
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    Cheryl Dubois, MS
    Mrs. Dubois serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator and is responsible for marketing our services by informing and educating the citizens of ou...
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    Kitty Wynn
    Mrs. Wynn was recently named Director of Prevention Services and has served for the last ten years as a Regional Prevention Coordinator and Coalitio...
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    Sonya Nugent
    Ms. Nugent serves as the Director of Patient Accounts and her department is responsible for the billing of all services provided in our Behavioral H...