People in Business for June 29

Renee Craft, Office of Development at Woman's Hospital
Renee Craft, Office of Development at Woman's Hospital

Renee Craft has been named executive director of the McMains Children’s Developmental Center to succeed Janet Ketcham, who will retire Aug. 1 after 37 years of service to the center, 25 as executive director.

Craft was annual giving officer at Woman’s Hospital and previously served as executive director of the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA in Alexandria and HOPE Ministries in Baton Rouge.

Priority Management Services, a nursing home management company, has named Chris DeLaune as regional nursing supervisor and Stephanie Marriott as regional supervisor of nursing home operations.

Both are in Baton Rouge. DeLaune was with Old Jefferson Community Care Center. Marriott was with Commcare Corp.

Bossier City-based Priority manages five skilled nursing facilities: The Woodlands in Leesville; Chateau Terrebonne in Houma; Chateau St. James in Lutcher; Chateau D’ville in Donaldsonville; and Woldenberg Village in New Orleans.

Richard Vlosky, director and the Crosby land and resources endowed professor of forest sector business development at the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in the LSU AgCenter, was elected president of WoodEMA, the Association of Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing based at the University of Croatia in Zagreb.

Alicia Jones, manager of EDI project development at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, was elected president of the Louisiana chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Other officers are Mary Leah Walke, accounts receivable manager at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, and Kim Bryan, vice president of revenue cycle management at LHC Group Inc in Lafayette, both vice presidents; Deidra Dunagan, PFS director at American Legion Hospital in Crowley, president-elect; Alicia Broussard, revenue and reimbursement manager at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, secretary; and Chip Cantrell, owner of Chip Cantrell CPA Services LLC in Kaplan, treasurer.

Erica Crenshaw, of ExecuteNow!, Don Hanna, of Latter & Blum, and Dwight Poirrier, of Poirrier Law, have been reappointed to serve on the Ascension Economic Development Corp. board of directors.

Crenshaw and Hanna were reappointed by the Ascension Parish Council and Poirrier by the Ascension Chamber of Commerce.