The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is pleased to announce that its board of directors has elected new officers and also welcomed eight new board members. Leading our board is newly elected chairperson, John “Chip” Coulter of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Mike Crawford of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP has been elected Vice Chairperson, and Devin Roy of Capitol City Produce has been elected Treasurer. Em Leblanc Cooper of the Louisiana Department of Education has been elected Secretary.

New board members include Ed Collins of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry, business owner Leslie Magee, Jackie McCreary of Mosaic, Doug Stewart of Stewart Robbins Law Firm, Olivia Olinde Schoen of JP Morgan Wealth Management, Lesley Tilley with OLOLRMC, and Travis Woodward with CSRS.

We are grateful for these board members who have chosen to serve a second consecutive 3-year term: Rita Darensboug of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Doug Drummond, Tamiko Garrison with Louisiana Healthcare Connections, Mandy Lacerte with University View Academy, Kieffer Petree of McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC, Javier Presas of Coca-Cola United, and Alicia Robertson of b1BANK.

The new board officers and members bring a wealth of experience to help us strengthen the core functions of the Food Bank. Their unique backgrounds and expertise will make them valuable assets in furthering our mission of feeding the hungry in Baton Rouge and the surrounding 11 parishes we serve.

See the full list of our Board of Directors here.