Business Honors for March 16


Devin Lemoine has been named 2013 HR Professional of the Year by the Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management.

Lemoine is president at Success Labs, a strategic organizational and leadership development company.

Dennis Blunt, a Baton Rouge partner of Phelps Dunbar LLP, has been selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of top general counsel and managing partners.

Blunt practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on business disputes including business torts and insurance company solvency and regulation.

Charlie’s Place Respite Center, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, was awarded the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Excellence in Care Dementia Program of Distinction for 2013.

Charlie’s Place Respite Center is a program for individuals with early to mild stage Alzheimer’s and dementia-related disorders.


The Louisiana Nurses Foundation has inducted into its Hall of Fame Ann Carruth, Tangipahoa District; Denise Danna, New Orleans District; and Cynthia Prestholdt, Baton Rouge District.

Recipients of Nightingale Awards from the local area are: Amanda Brown, St. Francis Medical Center, Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year; Tracie Major, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Clinical Nurse Researcher of the Year; Brittani Naccari, East Jefferson General Hospital, Rookie of the Year; and Salena Mathews, St. Francis Medical Center, Registered Nurse Mentor of the Year.

Also, Carolyn Moy, St. Francis Medical Center, Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year; Katherine “Kathy” Roberts, St. Francis Medical Center, Hospital-based Clinical Nurse Educator of the Year; Deborah Schmitz, East Jefferson General Hospital, Outstanding Community Achievement by a Registered Nurse; Marirose Bernard, LSU Health New Orleans, School of Nursing, Nursing Educator of the Year.

Also, Carol Tingle, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, School of Nursing, Nursing School Administrator of the Year; Our Lady of Holy Cross, Department of Nursing, Nursing School of the Year – Entry into Practice Program; Coletta Barrett, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Louisiana State Nurses Association Volunteer of the Year; and Jacqueline Parks Warren, the Dr. Joe Ann Clark Scholarship Award.

Also, Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital, Specialty Hospital of Year; Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital in Hammond, Acute Care Hospital of the Year, less than 60 beds; Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year, 61 to 160 beds; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Acute Care Hospital of the Year, over 161 beds; Sadye Batts, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Registered Nurse of the Year; Eric Rome, Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary, Registered Nurse of the Year.