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2017 LACHE Officers
Coletta Barrett

Kirk Soileau

Kiley Cedotal

Patricia T. "Tatsy" Jeter

Michele K. Sutton
Regent & Ex Officio

Phyllis Peoples

Jyric Sims
District 1, Member at Large

Rene Ragas
District 2, Member at Large

Guy Davis
District 3, Member at Large

Tiffany Love 
District 4, Member at Large

Chad Cathey
District at Large

Ben Boudreaux

Daniel Simon
Career Advancement

Benjamin Whitworth

Diane Yeates

Rickie Ragan

Tim Mohon
Community Impact

Dr. Tiffany Love
Diversity and Inclusion

Merle Francis
LHA Representative

Matthew A. Gibson
Strategic Planning

Kent Design + Build

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Message from Your ACHE Regent - Fall 2017

I trust everyone had a great summer.


The Louisiana Hospital Association held its annual meeting in July.  The Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives hosted a breakfast program titled Redesign and Operationalize Your Medical Staff for Health Reform.  We used this program as the venue to present the Regent’s Awards. One of the responsibilities of a Regent is to recognize leaders for their service and commitment to the advancement of healthcare leadership.


Our first award was presented for Early Careerist.   An Early Careerist is someone that is less than 40 years of age and has already made significant strides in his or her career and vast contributions to our Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives.


This year’s recipient is a true reflection of the future of healthcare leadership.  He has earned both his MBA and MHA from Southeastern Louisiana University and University of Houston at Clearlake respectively, and just this year he has advanced to Fellow earning his board certification from the American College of Healthcare Executives.


He began his healthcare career as an Administrative Fellow with Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge in 2012.  He quickly rose to Business Manager to Director of Operations for Pediatrics to Administrator of Pediatrics to Administrator Children’s Hospital and Orthopedics, a position which he has held for 14 months.


He joined the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2010 and served as Chair of Membership from 2013-2016 and in 2017 was elected to serve as Member at Large for the Board. He also built our first website and maintained its content in 2013-2016.


Please join with me as recognizing our 2017 Early Careerist, Chad M. Cathey, FACHE for his significant contributions toward the achievement of goals of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the advancement of healthcare management excellence.


Our Senior-Level Careerist is a graduate from Texas Tech University with a degree in psychology and is licensed as a Social Worker, Counselor, and Home Health Administrator.  He has been a member of ACHE for 21 years.


He has worked in various administrative positions in hospitals, treatment centers, and agencies over the past 25 years. After 8 years with Memorial Hermann Health Care Systems in Houston, He joined the Evangeline Home Health Organization in 2003 where he holds the position of Regional Director/Strategic Initiatives.


Today, he serves the Chapter as the Region 3 Board Member and is a member of the Membership Committee.


Two years ago we merged the two chapters in Louisiana into one.  He was an instrumental part of the seamless merger.  He freely gave of his time to participate in the joint strategic planning session between the two chapters and participated in the social to introduce his former chapter members to the SELA chapter.  He has always found the time to support our chapter, ACHE and our industry.


Please join with me in recognizing Guy Davis as our 2017 Senior-Level Careerist for his contributions for the advancement of healthcare management excellence.


Our last award … The Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent’s Award which was established this year to honor and commemorate the legacy of Mr. Richard (Rick) Henault for his vast contributions to ACHE and our industry.


In December of 2016 Louisiana lost a great healthcare pioneer in Richard A. Henault.  He has the distinction of being the only Louisiana member of ACHE to rise through the ranks to Chairman Officer of ACHE.


Rick was an active member of ACHE for 36 years.  He was elected to the Council of Regents from 1996-1999, and then to Board of Governors from 1999 to 2006.  He served as Chairman Officer 2004-2005.  He also served on the nominating committee, Board Policy Committee, Executive Committee and Finance Committee. He was the recipient of the Regent’s Award in 2002, Service award in 2008 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2009.


A lifelong student and teacher, Rick frequently spoke about how proud he was to be of service to ACHE, an organization which exists to advance healthcare excellence.  Rick loved serving on the board because it enabled him to help other healthcare executives better serve their communities and continue to hone their craft.


Rick also served the community through helping to shape the minds of future leaders.  He was an executive in residence at his alma mater Tulane University.  Rick loved people and he was outgoing and made people feel special.  He always made the time to mentor and be of service to anyone in the college.  My life as Regent was truly enriched by knowing him.


The recipient of the inaugural Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent’s Award is a true reflection of the passion and dedication to our industry, service and future leaders.  One of this individual’s mentees, shares, “She embodies the true meaning of a servant leader.  She is someone that has a true passion in mentoring people to achieve greatness in their career, even when they do not see it in themselves.”


“Coletta is a blessing to our ministry.  Her passion and dedication working to improve the health our state and region is incredible.  She is deserving of this recognition, affirmed Terrie Sterling, FACHE.


Possessing more than 40 years of hospital clinical, health plan medical management and executive leadership. Our recipient is the Vice President of Mission for Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Operationally, she is responsible for Community Advocacy, Pastoral Care, Parish Nursing, Mission Services, Community Benefit, Government Relations, Mental and Behavioral Health, Health Centers in Schools and the Palliative Medicine Program. Prior to her position at Our Lady of the Lake, she was Vice President of Research and Policy at the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA).  As Administrative Officer for the LHA Research & Education Foundation, she served as the senior leader responsible for special project management in Emergency Preparedness, Managed Care, Trauma and Quality/Patient Safety.  Prior to joining LHA in January 2002, Coletta was Vice President of Administration for Baton Rouge General Medical Center where she enjoyed a 24-year career.

Coletta Barrett is a diploma graduate from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing, possesses a bachelor of science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University and achieved a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Coletta was elected Tulane University’s Outstanding Executive EMH student by the faculty of the Department of Health Systems Management in 1994. In April of 2004, the Southeastern Louisiana University, College of Nursing and Health Sciences named Coletta their 2004 Distinguished Alumnus.   In October of 2004, Coletta was named the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumnus of the Year, in part for her volunteer work with the American Heart Association. In 2010 she was awarded the Lifetime Community Service Award by the Greater Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program of the Chamber of Commerce.  Coletta was recognized by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Foundation in 2010 as the Community Volunteer Nurse of the Year and the LSNA Community Volunteer of the Year in 2014.  In 2015 Coletta was inducted into the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hall of Fame for her lifetime commitment to population health. In addition, she was recognized by the Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives in 2016 as the Senior Level Careerist for her efforts in the advancement of healthcare within our state.

Coletta C. Barrett, RN, MHA, FAHA, FACHE served as the National Chairman of the Board for the American Heart Association in 2003-2004.  Coletta is the first Registered Nurse to ever hold the office of Chief Volunteer Officer for the AHA.  The American Heart Association launched the Go Red for Women movement under Coletta’s leadership. 

She has an appointment from the Governor of Louisiana to serve on the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) Board of Directors.  Charged with creating a statewide Trauma System, Coletta served as the Chairman of the LERN Board for 6 years.  Coletta is a member of the executive committee for the Human Resources Services Administration’s grants to Louisiana for Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness and represents Louisiana hospitals on a number of other forums nationally and throughout the state.  Coletta has published two Emergency Management articles in Health Progress, “Disaster Planning after Katrina” in November-December 2007 and “Connections Matter when Disaster Hits” in November-December 2013.  She served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic.  Coletta is the past President of the Greater Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Alumni Leadership Board.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative in Baton Rouge.  In 2002, Coletta was honored as the YWCA Woman of Achievement in a Specialized Category for her volunteer work in the Baton Rouge Community and in 2008 she was chosen by the Baton Rouge Business Report as an Influential Woman in Business.   In 2014 Coletta was awarded the Franciscan Impact Award from Our Lady of the Lake College and in 2016 the Baton Rouge Area Chamber honored her with a Community Champion Award for her impact work in the community.

Coletta served on the Advisory Council for the National Heart Blood and Lung Institute for 4 years, on the Strategic Planning Board for the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Commerce and Business for Healthcare Management in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 8 years and is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. 

Truly, I can’t imagine a more deserving recipient of the first Rick Henault Mentor and Spirit of Servitude Regent Award …. Coletta’s life’s work is a reflection of her passion and commitment to service and others.

Please join with me in congratulating our 2017 Louisiana Chapter of Healthcare Executives President, Coletta C. Barrett, RN, FACHE. Her humility, selflessness and service to others are truly admirable. I’m honored to call her my friend.

Great leaders need a solid foundation. I would respectfully ask that you join with me and make a donation to the Fund for Healthcare Leadership.  The monies are used to provide scholarships and innovation.  Any size donation is appreciated by ACHE.  Please make sure checks payable to:

The Fund for Healthcare Leadership,

Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives

3376 Eagle Way

Chicago, IL 60678-1033



Michele K. Sutton, FACHE
Regent for Louisiana

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