Board of Trustees & Executive Management


LifeShare Blood Center 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.

Executive Management


BOARD OF TRUSTEES:


OFFICERS


Thomas (Tom) Simms, III
Chairman of the Board
CPA, CFE, Partner at Carr Riggs & Ingram
Northwest Louisiana

Kay Shipp
Vice Chairman
Community Volunteer
Northeast Louisiana

Merrilee Leatherman
Secretary
Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana

John Matessino
Immediate Past Chairman
Community Volunteer
Southeast Louisiana

MEMBERS


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

J. William (Bill) Hankins
Retired
Southwest Louisiana

Larry E. Kane, MD
Pathologist (retired)
Southeast Texas

Nancy V. Smith, MD
Medical Director – Clinical Laboratory, Northern Louisiana Medical Center
Northeast Louisiana

O. Michael (Mike) Harris
President, Harris Associates
Southeast Texas

J.R. (Jerry) Martin, MD
Pathologist (retired)
Northwest Louisiana

Victor Sooter
Attorney at Law, Sooter & Associates, LLC
Central Louisiana

Margaret Wallace
Community Volunteer
Northwest Louisiana



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          LifeShare Blood Center, established in Shreveport, La. in 1942, regularly supplies blood components and related services to more than 100 medical facilities and hospitals throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and accredited by AABB. LifeShare Blood Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community blood bank governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees.