The Foundation Introduces Board of Directors

The recently reestablished Foundation of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome members to the Board of Directors for fiscal year 2010.

"There was no question that Memorial's philanthropic programs required a new infrastructure to effectively address our needs for capital improvements, exceptional programming and funds to support important healthcare initiatives," said Leif Pedersen, Memorial's Senior Vice President of Philanthropy. "This group of community leaders and healthcare advocates bring their unique talents and the leadership skills needed to navigate the charitable landscape and deliver the right support for our program goals. We are pleased to have them join us."

The newly elected officers and directors are:


Jack Wheeler
Partner, Fraser Wheeler LLP

Vice Chair:

Karen Drewit
Senior Vice President, Business First Bank


Patsy Manuel
Owner, The Frame House


Tommie Townsley
Author, Kids Cajun Tales, LLC

Louis M. Todd, Sr.
President, Todd & Associates, LLC

Karen Kleinman
Practice Manager, Heart & Vascular Center / Neurosurgical Institute of Lake Charles

For more information on The Foundation at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, please call (337) 494-3226.