LAC Leadership

Organization Management

Kelsi Guidry

Director, Louisiana Action Coalition

State Co-Leads

Cynthia Bienemy, PhD, RN

Co-Lead, Louisiana Action Coalition

Director, Louisiana Center for Nursing

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Denise Bottcher

Executive Director AARP


Core Leadership Team

The Core Leadership Team serves as a steering committee for the Louisiana Action Coalition. This group of nurse leaders and nurse champions sets the LAC goals and strategy and works with others across the state to implement the IOM recommendations.

Kenneth Alexander

Vice President
Louisiana Hospital Association

Kathy Baldridge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAIPM

Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners

Doris G. Brown, MEd, MS, RN, CNS

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow and Center for Community Preparedness, Director

LAC Founding Member

Benita N. Chatmon, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Louisiana State Nurses Association

Assistant Dean of Clinical Nursing Education

Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Nursing (LSUHNO SON)


Cindy Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP

Allure Enhancement Center, Nurse Practitioner
LAC Founding Member


Lisa Colletti, RN, MN, NEA-BC

Retired chief nurse executive

LONE past president

LAC Founding Member


Denise Danna, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Louisiana State Nurses Association, past president

Chief Nursing Officer, University Medical Center New Orleans

LAC Founding Member


Lisa Deaton, BSN, RN

Past Louisiana State Nurses Association, Health Policy Committee Chair
LAC Founding Member


Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, CAE

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow

HomeCare Association of Louisiana,

Chief Executive Officer
LAC Founding Member

Karen Lyon, PhD, MBA, APRN, NEA

Chief Executive Officer

Louisiana State Board of Nursing


Clair Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC

RWJF/AARP Public Health Nurse Leader
Clair Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Director, Faculty Development, Continuing Nursing Education & Entrepreneurial Enterprise


Barbara L. Morvant, MN, RN

Louisiana Nurses Foundation, President

Policy Analyst/ Consultant

Retired Executive Director,
Louisiana State Board of Nursing

LAC Founding Member

Katrina O'Con, DNAP, CRNA
Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Demetrius J. Porche, DNS, PhD, ANEF, FACHE, FAANP, FAAN

Louisiana Council of Administrators of Nursing Education

Dean, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing.


Terrie P. Sterling, MSN, MBA, RN

LAC Founding Member

Louisiana Organization of Nurse Leaders representative

Glennis Gray, MSN, RN-BC
(Alternate for Doris Brown)


SNS Coordinator

Laurel Kitto, MSN, RNC-NIC
(Non-Voting Member)

Director, NICU and Neonatal Transport Team
Woman’s Hospital


Regional Action Coalition Co-Leads:

Lisa Colletti - New Orleans

Clara Earl - Baton Rouge

Staci Sullivan - Baton Rouge

Mary Broussard - Lafayette

Patricia LaBrosse - Lafayette

Ivory Rosenthal - Shreveport

*VACANT - Alexandria

*VACANT - Monroe

*VACANT - Lake Charles

*VACANT - Houma


Campaign for Action

The Campaign for Action is working on both the national level and in every state, engaging with consumers, nurses, other clinicians, insurers, health care systems, employers, educators, funders, and public policy makers—all the stakeholders who need to be involved in system change.


Louisiana Action Coalition

543 Spanish Town Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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