People in business for Sept. 8

Baton Rouge Area

Natalie M. Barber has been named vice president and manager of Red River Bank's banking center in Central. Barber was with Capital One.

Marguerite Kern Kingsmill, a founding member of the law firm of Kingsmill Riess LLC, has been named chairman of the board of trustees’ executive committee at Academy of the Sacred Heart.

Other officers are Evans “Marty” M. McLeod, vice chairman; Neal J. Kling, secretary; and William R. Galloway, treasurer.

New board members include Michael P. Cook, Lawrence R. DeMarcey III, Sister Melanie A. Guste, Kendall Goodier Hales and Patrick D. Hammett.

Becky Roby Ratcliff has been named marketing director with Williamsburg Senior Living Community. She was outside sales and marketing consultant with Rebel Stamp & Sign.

Jason Lasseigne has been named chief operating officer at custom software and design company Envoc. He previously served as executive vice president of delivery and support at TraceSecurity.

Terrie Sterling, chief operating officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, has been named a board member for the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate, which services Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

Scott Hemmerling has been named associate director of human dimensions at the Water Institute of the Gulf. He was a geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, providing technical support for Louisiana’s Office of State Lands and assisting with Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

Carmen R. Austin, an associate broker and retail specialist with Saurage Rotenberg Commercial Real Estate, has been elected to the board of directors of the CCIM Institute, a commercial real estate association and governing body of one of the largest global commercial real estate networks.


The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools has named Simone Green as director of membership and school development; Nikki Chatelain as special projects manager; and Toryah Cameron as development director.

Green has served as a director of finance and operations in three charter schools in New Orleans. Chatelain previously worked at LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University and taught in a New Orleans charter school. Cameron was development director at Teach For America-South Louisiana.


National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana Inc. has elected to its board of directors Matthew Heinz, Al Mix and Dan Robichaux, all from Baton Rouge, and Audra Detillier, Dr. Samir S. El-Dahr, Dr. Jorge Garces, Dr. Shaminder Gupta, Dr. James Moises, Sandra Tate and Rosa Watson, all from New Orleans.