Dr. Charles Hemenway has joined Children’s Hospital New Orleans as service line chief for its Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Hemenway is a board-certified pediatric hematologist oncologist. He will serve as clinical lead over the nationally recognized and newly expanded Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, which treats more than 1,100 children with cancer or blood disorders each year.
Hemenway most recently served as director of the combined MD/PhD program at the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago.
He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of Florida/Shands Hospital and his fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University Medical Center.
Ryan Gootee General Contractors of Metairie has made the following hires:
Kevin Haslauer as a senior project manager
Lee Cooper as a project manager
William Phillips as a project engineer
John Boyd as a project superintendent
Ron Garic as a project superintendent
Shelley Napolitano has joined Foley & Mansfield as a litigation partner in its New Orleans office.
Her practice is focused in the areas of asbestos and talc litigation and she will be a member of the firm’s Toxic Tort, Environmental, and Product Liability Practice Groups.
Napolitano joins Foley & Mansfield after primarily representing premise owners, suppliers and various equipment and product manufacturers in traditional asbestos litigation as well as product manufacturers and suppliers in talc litigation.
Mike Humphrey has taken over as managing broker of McEnery Residential’s Uptown and Mandeville offices.
Humphrey began his full time real estate career in 2002 and has served in leadership and training coordination roles. He became director of sales and training for McEnery in 2021.
Lauren Hebert-Henderson has joined Baton Rouge General as community relations director.
Hebert-Henderson most recently served as program director for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, working with more than 100 community partners to deliver programming and resources. She also has experience in the mental health field, working hands-on with patients in rehabilitation and crisis intervention.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern University.
The Louisiana Bar Foundation recently installed its 2022-23 board.
Alan G. Brackett, of New Orleans, will serve as president. Brackett is the managing member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett, where his practice is focused on representing clients in defense of maritime personal injury claims, including federal longshore and Defense Base Act workers’ compensation claims. He earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Tulane University.
Deidre Deculus Robert, of Baton Rouge, is vice president. Robert is the director of rural development for the state of Louisiana at United States Department of Agriculture. Until recently, Robert served as the executive counsel for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. She has also served as general counsel for the Southern University System and deputy director of the Litigation Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. She earned her bachelor’s degree from LSU and her law degree from Southern University Law Center, where she serves as an adjunct professor.
Ninth Judicial District Judge John C. Davidson, of Alexandria, is treasurer. Davidson was elected as a district judge in 2004. He began his private practice in New Orleans working in the areas of complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy. Davidson moved to Alexandria in 1992 and continued his private practice in the areas of commercial litigation, general defense work, personal injury and domestic law. He earned his law degree from the LSU Law Center, where he was order of the coif and a member of Louisiana Law Review.
Edmund J. Giering IV, of Baton Rouge, is secretary. Giering serves as general counsel to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and his practice emphasizes corporate law and governance, corporate, real estate and complex gift transactions, risk management, and nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history, a master’s degree in business and a law degree from LSU.
New board members are Linda Law Clark, Baton Rouge; George D. Ernest, Lafayette; Theresa King, Houma; and 1st Circuit Judge Page McClendon, Madisonville.
Other members of the board of directors include: Stephen I. Dwyer, Metairie; Wendy E. W. Giovingo, Monroe; 14th Judicial District Judge Cynthia Clay Guillory, Lake Charles; Colleen C. Jarrot, New Orleans; Julie M. Lafargue, New Orleans; Ashley Kelton “Kelly” Longwell, New Orleans; Michael J. Mestayer, New Orleans; John Nickelson, Shreveport; Christopher K. Ralston, New Orleans; Maggie T. Simar, Saint Martinville; Shayna L. Sonnier, Lake Charles; Anthony J. Staines, Metairie; 24th Judicial District Judge Ray S. Steib Jr., Gretna; Adrienne D. White, Mansfield; and Zebulon M. Winstead, Alexandria.
Susanne Hall has been named senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, effective Aug. 1.
Hall will oversee national retail sales, marketing, on premise, revenue growth management, eCommerce, and planning and analysis for the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S. She will replace Mike Suco, who will become Coca-Cola United president and CEO.
She has been Coca-Cola United’s West Region vice president, based in Baton Rouge, since 2016, overseeing 2,600 employees and 12 sales centers in Louisiana and south Mississippi.
A native of New Iberia, Hall has been in the Coca-Cola system since 1996 and has held several senior level positions in finance, category management, sales and operations. Prior to that, she held finance and accounting positions with the McIlhenny Co., maker of Tabasco brand products.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.