Board of Trustees and Executive Management

LifeShare Blood Centers is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of individuals representing all the geographic areas of our service territory.  LifeShare’s Trustees are a working management group.  Members are selected from medical, legal, financial, community leader, and other areas of expertise that complement and build upon LifeShare’s visionary tradition.

Board of Trustees:

OFFICERS

Walter M. Sanchez
Chairman of the Board

Attorney at Law, The Sanchez Law Firm, LLC
Southwest Louisiana

John A. Matessino
Vice Chairman

Community Volunteer
Southeast Louisiana

Kay Heck Shipp
Secretary

Community Volunteer
Northeast Louisiana

J. William Hankins
Immediate Past Chairman

Vice President of Business Development, West Calcasieu Parish Cameron Hospital
Southwest Louisiana

 

MEMBERS

O. Michael Harris

President, Harris Associates
Southeast Texas

Robert D. Hoepner

Community Volunteer
Southeast Texas

Larry E. Kane, MD

Pathologist, Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas
Southeast Texas

Merrilee Streun Leatherman

Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana

Jerard R. Martin, MD

Pathologist (retired)
Northwest Louisiana

Nancy V. Smith, MD

Medical Director – Clinical Laboratory, Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Northeast Louisiana

Frances Yeager

Good Day Cenla Anchor, KALB TV
Central Louisiana

Victor Sooter

Attorney at Law, Sooter & Associates, LLC
Central Louisiana

Joseph Thomas Simms, III, CPA, CFE

Partner, Carr Riggs & Ingram
Northwest Louisiana

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Margaret E. Wallace, MHS, MT(ASCP)SBB

President & CEO

Gary J. Levy, MD

Medical Director

Linda N. Allsup, CPA

Executive Vice President & CFO

Margaret M. Plunkett, SPHR

Administrator

Matthew Coleman, MD

Associate Medical Director

Ric Jones

CIO

Robert Taylor

Interim: Executive Director, Southern Region

Denny Moore

 

Executive Director, Central Region

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