Board of Directors
Joe Miller Jr.
As Chairperson of the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees, Mr. Miller
presides over a group of community leaders in finance, media, public policy
and business who volunteer their time and talents to advocate for the hospital.
A native of Lake Charles, Joe Miller is currently an Agent and Registered
Representative of New York Life Insurance and Annuity Corporation, and
New York Life Investment Management. He previously served as Controller
for F. Miller and Sons General Contractors.
He has served as President of Calcasieu Area Council of Boy Scouts of America
and remains a member of the Executive Board. He was the United Way Campaign
Chair in 2005, is a Past Member of Tiger Athletic Foundation Advisory
Board and currently a Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Gala.
Louis M. Todd, Sr.
Louis Todd, Sr., is president of Todd & Associates, LLC.
A native of Lake Charles, Mr. Todd is a graduate of McNeese State University
with a degree in business administration. His commercial insurance agency,
Todd & Associates, was designed to encourage relationships with his
clients based on integrity and experience, with personal service. His
specialties include hospitals, physicians, and various allied healthcare
In addition to serving on the Memorial board, he currently serves as a
board member of the Memorial Hospital Foundation, and board member of
the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Todd is also the immediate past
chairman of LAMMICO Insurance Company’s Agent Advisory Board, past
president of Imperial Calcasieu Museum, past president of Christmas In
April, and past board member of Junior Achievement.
Chairman-Elect/Vice Chairman & Secretary
Mitchell Adrian is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Enrollment Management at McNeese. He is the recipient of a number
of teaching and advising awards, including the Fuqua Award for Teaching
Excellence at Longwood University. His research interests include organizational
culture, business ethics and diversity issues as well as pedagogy in higher
education. His academic publications include journals such as the
Journal of the Academy of Business Administration, International Review
of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research,
the Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing, and the Journal of Education
A native of Lake Charles, LA, Dr. Adrian earned his a BS in Management
from McNeese State University, an MBA from Midwestern State University
in Wichita Falls, TX, and his Doctorate of Business Administration in
Management from Mississippi State University.
Dr. Adrian served in the United States Marine Corps and his work experience
includes retail operations, logistics, and project and construction management.
He currently serves on numerous advisory and management boards including
the Angels of Southwest Louisiana and Memorial Hospital and Health Systems.
He lives in Lake Charles with his wife Melisa, daughter Katelynn, and step-son Travis.
Seth Billiodeaux, MD
Medical Staff President
Dr. Seth Billiodeaux, an interventional pain physician with Memorial Medical
Group, serves on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees as president
of the medical staff. Dr. Billiodeaux will assume the responsibility of
performance improvement, quality assurance and physician advocacy.
Dr. Billiodeaux’s medical research on pain management has been published
in medical journals such as Neurological Research and American Society
of Anesthesiologists. He is experienced in managing the pain caused by
conditions such as nerve damage (neuropathy), sciatica, neuralgia, multiple
sclerosis, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Mohammed Sarwar, MD
Medical Staff Past-President
As Past -President of the Lake Charles Memorial Medical Staff, Dr. Sarwar
was involved with many aspects of Memorial Heath System, including performance
improvement, quality assurance, and physician advocacy, and he is now
an active part of Memorial's Board of Trustees.
He has been practicing medicine at Moss Regional Medical Center since 1997.
Dr. Sarwar has been certified by the American Diabetes Association in
quality assurance as a preferred diabetes lead provider. He is an assistant
professor of Medicine and Fellow for the American Collage of Physicians
and is an active teacher in family medicine and training of LSU residents.
Cliff Courville, MD
Medical Staff President - Elect
Dr. Clifford Courville, an pulmonologist with Memorial Medical Group, serves
on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees as president-elect of
the medical staff. In the absence of the president, Dr. Courville will
assume the responsibility of performance improvement, quality assurance
and physician advocacy.
He has been practicing medicine as a member of MMG since 2014. Dr. Courville
is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American
Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux
A chief judge on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, Judge Thibodeaux has
been a member of Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees since 2000.
Prior to his election to the bench in 1992, Judge Thibodeaux practiced
law for 17 years in New York City and Lake Charles, Louisiana, and served
as a Lake Charles City Court Judge for a year.
An honors graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Judge
Thibodeaux earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Judges Association,
the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association, and the National
Board of Trustees of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under
Law. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Louisiana Judicial
College, serves on the Louisiana State Law Institute, and is Vice-Chairman
of the Louisiana Judicial Compensation Commission and past chairman of
the Conference of Court of Appeal Judges. He is past president of the
National Council of Chief Judges. Judge Thibodeaux also serves as president
of the Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation, Inc.
Richard Martinez, MD
Dr. Richard Martinez, a radiologist with Memorial Medical Group, serves
on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees.
He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed
his internship and residency at the Louisiana State University Health
and Sciences Center. He is a member of Louisiana State Medical Society,
Calcasieu Parish Medical Society, and the American College of Radiology.
Christopher Thompson, MD
Dr. Christopher Thompson, a cardiologist with Memorial Medical Group, serves
on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees.
In addition to being part of the team of cardiologists with Memorial Medical
Group, Dr. Thompson also serves as Director of Cardiology and Cardiac
Catheterization at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Previously, he was
with Cardiovascular Specialists of Southwest Louisiana and The Heart Associates.
He has also worked as a clinical investigator in hypercholesterolemia trials.
William "Randy" Condos, MD
Dr. Randy Condos, a retired cardiologist with Memorial Medical Group, serves
on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees.
Lake Charles Memorial Health System named its non-invasive cardiology unit
in honor of William R. Condos, Jr., M.D., FACC, FACA, FSCAI, FASA, who
served as Medical Director of Cardiology from 1997 - 2012, and was an
integral part of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital's Cardiology Services
for almost two decades.
He attended medical school at Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest
University in North Carolina. His internship and residency in internal
medicine, and his fellowship in cardiology, were completed in the Army
at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. As part of the cardiology
staff at Brooke he went on to become Director of the Cardiac Catheterization
Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology as well as assistant Chief of
After 24 years of military service, he retired from the Army as a Lt. Colonel
in 1991. He moved to Lake Charles to become medical director for Cardiovascular
Institute of the South. In 1997, he joined Heart & Vascular Center,
a part of the Memorial Medical Group, and was named the Director of Cardiology
at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
After graduating from LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, LA, Denise
earned her BS in Psychology from Tulane University and her MBA from the
University of Texas at Austin. Her career began with 18 years of commercial
banking in Dallas, Charlotte, and Lake Charles. In 2001 she founded Rau
Financial Group, an independent financial services firm.
Denise believes strongly in community, having served on numerous community
boards/fundraisers over the years. She currently serves on the Lake Charles
Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Chamber Southwest Board, and
as the Finance Liaison for the Community Foundation of SWLA. She is also
a Sustaining Member and Past-President of the Junior League of Lake Charles.
In 2016, Denise was appointed to the Board of Commissioners for the Chennault
International Airport Authority.
Dr. Neil Aspinwall
Dr. Neil Aspinwall is the Chancellor of Sowela Technical Community College.
Since 2012, he has led a dynamic and growing community college during
a time of exponential growth driven by massive industry expansions in
the Southwest Louisiana region.
With the announcement of over $100 billion in industry expansions in the
Lake Charles area, SOWELA is designing and implementing new programs and
services to help provide the training needed to fill the thousands of
jobs that will be created by these expansions. The College also continues
to expand and add the facilities needed to keep pace with this thriving
and diversified economy.
Dr. Aspinwall has served on the board of the Southwest Louisiana Economic
Development Alliance and is a Certified Economic Developer Trainer (CEDT).