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Dr. Neil Aspinwall


photo of Neil Aspinwall As Chairperson of the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees, Dr. Neil Aspinwall 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.

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 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).

Dr. Mitch Adrian

Past Chairperson

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Mitchell Adrian is the JP Morgan Chase Bank Endowed Professor of Management at McNeese State University. He is the recipient of a number of teaching and advising awards, including the Fuqua Award for Teaching Excellence. 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 for Business.

Dr. Adrian’s 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 (angel investor group), Habitat for Humanity, and the Coushatta Economic Development Board.

Denise Rau

Chairperson-Elect/Vice Chairman & Secretary

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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.

Daniel Hall, DPM

Medical Staff President

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Dr. Hall will assume the responsibility of performance improvement, quality assurance and physician advocacy.

Dr. Hall co-founded Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists with his wife, Dr. Mallory Przybylski. He is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. He is an active member of multiple podiatric societies and is dedicated to continuing education and keeping up with the most innovative treatments available. Dr. Hall is trained in numerous surgical techniques with an emphasis on reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.

Jason Langhofer, DO

Medical Staff Past-President

photo of Dr. Jason LanghoferAs Past -President of the Lake Charles Memorial Medical Staff, Dr. Langhofer 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.

Dr. Jason Langhofer is an internal medicine physician with Memorial Medical Group.

He received his degree as a doctor of osteopathic medicine from University of North Texas in Fort Worth before going on to complete his internal medicine residency at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, where he served as chief resident. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and the American Osteopathic Association.

Edward Bergen, DO

Medical Staff President - Elect

photo of Dr. Edward BergenDr. Edward Bergen serves on the Memorial Health System Board of Trustees as president-elect of the medical staff. In the absence of the president, Dr. Bergen will assume the responsibility of performance improvement, quality assurance and physician advocacy.

Dr. Bergen is a fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist with the Memorial Medical Group. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and he received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – School of Osteopathic Medicine. His post-graduate medical training includes an internship/residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and cardiac devices, at Brooke Army Medical Center. He also completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio.

Before moving to Lake Charles, Dr. Bergen served 14 years as a U.S. Army doctor at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso and Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served in Operation New Dawn in the 86th Combat Support Hospital at Sather Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq.

Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux


photo of Ulysses Gene ThibodeauxA retired 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 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.

Amanda Ellington, MD


photo of Dr. Amanda EllingtonAmanda Ellington, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with the Memorial Medical Group.

Dr. Ellington graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biological sciences from Louisiana State University. She went on to achieve her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport. Her post-graduate training includes an internship and residency in general surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport.

Dr. Ellington is board-certified in general surgery with a focus in breast cancer and surgical breast disease. She is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Isidore Cohn, Jr. – James D. Rivers Surgical Society and the John C. McDonald Surgical Society.

J. Gregory Lugo, MD


photo of J. Gregory Lugo, MDJ. Gregory Lugo, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with the Memorial Medical Group.

Dr. Lugo specializes in aortic surgery, minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, peripheral vascular surgery including carotid procedures and bypasses, and surgery for diseases of the lungs and chest cavity. Dr. Lugo is board-certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of Graduate Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Medical Association.

William "Randy" Condos, MD


photo of William "Randy" Condos, MDDr. 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.

Joe Miller, Jr.


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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 past Co-Chair of the American Heart Association Gala.

Louis M. Todd, Sr.


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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 facilities.

In addition to serving on the Memorial board, he currently serves as a board member of the Memorial Hospital Foundation and a board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Mr. Todd is also a 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.