Staff & Board of Directors

Board Of Directors

  • Arthur Scanlan, III
    President
    Arthur Scanlan, III
    President

    Arthur G. Scanlan, III, was born and raised in Ascension Parish and currently serves as the Public Relations Director at Eatel Communications. He is an active member of St. John’s Church and is involved other nonprofit organizations in Ascension Parish including his current roles as President of the Greater Ascension Rotary Club, a member of the Gonzales Lions Club, and a member of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. Arthur received his bachelor of arts and MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is an avid outdoors-men and is a member of CCA and Ducks Unlimited. He has two children ages 10 and 4 with whom he enjoys spending his time. Arthur looks forward to growing awareness of Alzheimer's Services within Ascension and serving as a board member for the organization.

  • Frank D. McArthur, II
    Vice President
    Frank D. McArthur, II
    Vice President

    Frank is the retired President of The Benefits Solutions Group, an employee benefits firm which he successfully sold to National Financial Partners in 2008. He was also a longstanding Partner in McArthur Sanchez Associates, a life insurance and estate planning firm for more than 40 years.

    Since moving to Baton Rouge in 1978, Frank has served on the Boards of Directors of more than 20 non-profit organizations including Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Woman’s Hospital, Louisiana United Methodist Foundation, Louisiana Public Broadcasting Foundation for Excellence, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation. McArthur has received many awards for his philanthropic efforts over the years including the Volunteer Activist Award, Brotherhood Sisterhood Award and Board of Directors Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He has also worked to promote philanthropic giving in our community as Founder of the Leave a Legacy program.

    Frank joins the Board of the Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in honor of his wife, Kathy McArthur, a prior Board member. Kathy was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia five years ago and Frank is focused on her care and the support for others struggling in similar roles, especially those who cannot afford professional help. The McArthur’s are committed to the work of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and have made a planned gift to help sustain and grow their impact beyond their lifetimes.

  • Jeff Latino
    Treasurer
    Jeff Latino
    Treasurer

    Jeff Latino, CPA and Assurance Partner with Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP, joins the Alzheimer’s Services Board of Directors as Treasurer.  Jeff has more than 25 years of public accounting experience and serves as the firm’s partner in charge of quality control. Jeff provides assurance and advisory services to HTB’s financial services, not-for-profit, construction and small business clients. He has experience providing assurance and advisory services to companies that are employee owned through Employee Stock Ownership Plans.  Jeff received a B.S. in Accounting from Nicholls State University.  He is professionally involved with the following organizations: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Government Finance Officers Association, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge (current Board Member), O’Brien House (Former Treasurer), and Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge (Former Board Member).

  • Catherine Moore
    Secretary
    Catherine Moore
    Secretary

    Catherine Moore is an attorney in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP, practicing primarily in the area of healthcare.  Catherine attended Southern Methodist University and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in management, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in economics. Catherine then received her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  She is active in a variety of community organizations, including the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, Forum 35, and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

     

    Catherine hopes to bring awareness to the valuable resources and services that Alzheimer’s Services can provide to caregivers and those suffering with Alzheimer’s, as her grandmother had Lewy body dementia.

  • Kevin Brian
    Board Member
    Kevin Brian
    Board Member

    Kevin Brian is the Financial Vice President and Director of the Technology Division of SAIA Electric, Inc, a fourth-generation company, founded in 1960.  Kevin oversees the financial and administrative aspects of the business, as well as, the state-wide operations of the Communications, Security, Audio-Visual, and Health Solutions divisions.   He recently celebrated his 30th year with the company.

    In the past, Kevin has held positions as President of the Catholic High Men’s Club, member of the Board of Directors of St. Joseph’s Academy, and a member of numerous civic organizations.

    Kevin is a graduate of LSU and Catholic High School. He and his wife, Renee, have raised three children in Baton Rouge and are members of Our Lady of Mercy church.  

  • Richard Bourgeois
    Board Member
    Richard Bourgeois
    Board Member

    Rick Bourgeois is a senior vice president with MALCO theatres, a fourth-generation movie, bowling, and family entertainment company, founded in 1915. Rick oversees operations throughout Louisiana and the mid-south, and recently celebrated his 44th year with his company.

    In the past, Rick was a twenty-year member of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, a founding member and board chair of Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Baton Rouge, served on the board of the Istrouma Area Boy Scouts Council, and just finished a seven-year stint as president of the Baton Rouge Catholic Youth Organization.

    He is currently serving on the board of the Baton Rouge Red Cross, and as a sideline has been the state director of the Varsity Bowling Program for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), since the sports adoption in 2001. Rick and his wife, Gail, raised four sons in Baton Rouge and enjoy their continuous involvement with St Thomas More School and Church, past affiliation with Catholic High, and have a special bond to their collegiate alma mater, LSU. 

  • Roger Cador
    Board Member
    Roger Cador
    Board Member

    Roger Cador holds the distinction of being the first coach of a historically black university to win a game in the NCAA Tournament. His 1987 Jaguars upset then number two ranked Cal-State Fullerton, 1-0 in South Region play. In addition, his Jaguars became the first HBCU to win an NCAA Play-In game with the defeat over Austin Peay University in 1996.

    Cador, a son of a sharecropper, was born and raised in Ventress, Louisiana. An alum of Rosenwald High School in New Roads, Cador went on to become a student-athlete at Southern University and A&M College, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education in 1975. He later earned a master's degree in Guidance and Counseling in 1979. During his 33-year span as head baseball coach, Cador transformed the Southern Baseball Program into a premier HBCU program in the country, and one of the most successful baseball programs period. On June 2, 2017, Cador retired as head coach of the Southern Baseball program and stepped into a fundraising role for the athletic department. 

    His dedication to his student-athletes can be seen in having over 100 former players sign professional contracts or establish a career in other aspects of the game such as scouting, coaching and umpiring. Cador is the proud father of Jeremy and Jonathan.

     

     

  • John M. Kovich
    Board Member
    John M. Kovich
    Board Member

    John M. Kovich is a chemical engineer who held several executive management positions at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge Chemical Plant before retiring in 2014. He is a past board member and president of The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. John is currently an AARP volunteer tax preparer and serves as the training coordinator for the Baton Rouge district. 

    John's wife, Faye, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in 2011 at the age of 53. She passed away in 2017.  John is grateful for the help provided by Alzheimer's Services during those six years, and hopes to help other families during his tenure on the board.

  • Mathew Laborde
    Board Member
    Mathew Laborde
    Board Member

    Mathew Laborde started his commercial real estate brokerage career at the age of 19 and has consistently been among the top producing commercial real estate agents in the State of Louisiana. He is a very driven individual that is committed to maximizing the value he can provide to his clients which is the key to his success and now to Elifin Realty’s success. Mathew has extensive experience in brokering office, industrial, retail, multi-family, land, medical, and investment property sale and lease transactions. He is active in the Greater Baton Rouge community with a variety of charitable events and social causes, including Theatre Baton Rouge, Rotary Club, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, and Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area.

  • Susan Haspel Lipsey
    Board Member
    Susan Haspel Lipsey
    Board Member

    I am a native New Orleanian and have been a resident of Baton Rouge since I married Richard 52 years ago. I have truly enjoyed being a community volunteer for many organizations, serving as chairman of several, chairing fundraisers, and served as a member of boards of directors , including Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (Board member Emeritus and Chairman of their 40th Anniversary Gala), Congregation B’nai Israel, (as 1st woman president in 1986), LSU Museum of Art Chairman and Endowment Society Chairman, Swine Palace, Inner Wheel  charter member, 1st president of Krewe de Louisiane, and recently invited to join the board of the Governor’s Mansion Preservation Foundation Board. Richard and I served as Honorary Chairmen of Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember several years ago. I was honored to be named a Volunteer Activist in 2003. I have a passion for playing duplicate bridge and LSU sports.

     

    Susan’s mother had dementia.

  • Pam Mascari
    Board Member
    Pam Mascari
    Board Member

    Pam Mascari is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller LLP, where she serves on the firm’s Management Committee. She joined the firm in 1997 and practices in the energy and environmental litigation and regulatory practice groups.   She represents clients in general litigation, oil and gas litigation, intrastate pipeline regulatory matters, environmental litigation and environmental regulatory matters.  Pam received her B.S. in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business and her Juris Doctorate from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center.  Pam has served on various boards in the Baton Rouge community.  Other than being the mother of three (Kate (18), Peter (15) and Drew (10)), her favorite role is serving as a volunteer basketball coach at Sacred Heart of Jesus School.

    Pam became interested in Alzheimer’s Services after several of her dear friends served on its Board of Directors and repeatedly spoke of the important quality work being done for caregivers.   In her teenage years, Pam witnessed her mother and three aunts provide around-the-clock care for her grandmother who suffered from Alzheimer’s. 

  • Molly Montag
    Board Member
    Molly Montag
    Board Member

    Molly Montag is a marketing and communications professional with 15 years of experience working in advertising agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, and private equity start-ups. A Baton Rouge native, she graduated from St. Michael High School in 2003 and Louisiana State University in 2007 where she received her B.S. in Marketing. She began her career in fundraising and public relations as an alumni relations coordinator before transitioning into advertising. After moving to Houston, she began working in corporate communications for a global petrochemical company and two major energy companies. Her most recent experiences include running her own freelance communications consulting business and operating an Airbnb investment property called The Greenhouse. This setup also allowed Molly to serve for a year and a half as the primary caregiver for her mom with Alzheimer’s.

    Molly and her Texas-born husband Jordan have two adorable kids, Parker, 7 and Ellie, 4 and a grumpy old dog named Banana. Outside of work, Molly enjoys her volunteer role as a girls’ basketball coach at St. Jean Vianney and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Jenee Olivier
    Board Member
    Jenee Olivier
    Board Member

    Jenee brings a wealth of Human Resource experience to the Alzheimer’s Services board. She received her bachelor's degree in marketing from LSU in 2000 and her master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2008.  She has provided HR management for such companies as Target and Community Coffee. She has been the Human Resources Director/Safety Coordinator for Sigma Engineering & Contractors since 2008. Jenee says she enjoys working at Sigma because she gets to work with really great people every day, and the work environment and energy at Sigma is like no other. She has also managed Human Resources and Safety Consulting with Business Boutique since 2019. She has had her Professional Human Resources Certification (PHRC) since 2010 and has been a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) since 2015. Jenee volunteers with several community and HR organizations, as well as Alzheimer’s Services. She also enjoys running, sports, and spending time with her children.

  • Chase Rainey
    Board Member
    Chase Rainey
    Board Member

    Mr. Chase Rainey is a Project Manager at Performance Contractors, Inc., in Baton Rouge. He is also a member of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. and LSU's Construction Industry Advisory Council. Chase is a graduate of Louisiana State University (LSU) with a bachelor of science in Construction. In addition to his professional roles, Chase is an active participant in a variety of charitable events and social causes, in addition to Alzheimer's Services including the American Heart Association Heart Walk Campaign, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge General Health Foundation and Junior Achievement. 

    In his spare time, Chase enjoys spending time with his family and friends including his wife, Sarah Pinsonat Rainey, and their two children - William and Margaret. 

  • John Roberts
    Board Member
    John Roberts
    Board Member

    As a third-generation entrepreneur, John understands the limited resources that most small business possess to finance an in-house general & administrative (G&A) department, despite a critical need for a trusted partner and accounting advisor. He founded Attracct to provide relief to business owners in turning their books and financial operations over to a diligent, trustworthy CPA with a knack for small business so that owners can get their nights and weekends back and not dread the year-end close or tax prep season.

     

    John began his career in audit/assurance with Postlethwaite & Netterville, a regional, Louisiana-based public accounting firm. With a behind-the-scenes look at the area’s most successful companies, he was able to observe the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to scale and optimize an operation. Additionally, he was able to learn from the less successful clients in what did not work on a day-to-day basis and the headwinds created by poor culture, organization, and lack of attention to detail.

     

    John then took a vertical leap to a worldwide, private-equity-backed industrial manufacturer to work in corporate finance. John gained an understanding of all facets of the company including the importance of timely, accurate financial data and how that data affects management decisions. 

     

    In late 2021, John entered into an agreement to purchase D Dean CPA LLC, a traditional tax and bookkeeping firm. John and partner, Armand Michaud, have since scaled the firm significantly and built a team of 10. Attracct currently services both mid-level market businesses and private equity backed companies.

     

    John has also invested in residential real estate for the last 3 years. He is personally involved in the underwriting, acquisition, repositioning, and management of a $3M SFR portfolio. He is co-host of a local real estate investor association group, The Red Stick REIA. John’s immediate goal is to add commercial real estate assets to his portfolio.

     

    When John is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Lexi, and two daughters, Gianna & Giuliana. He also enjoys reading non-fiction, riding bikes, and working out.

  • Michelle Stevens
    Board Member
    Michelle Stevens
    Board Member

    Michelle is Director of Value Based Operations at Blue Cross.  She has 25 years of healthcare experience, including both the provider and payor sectors.  Michelle has a passion for health-related conditions and the elderly. She received an MBA and BS in Accounting from LSU and is a resident of Baton Rouge. She is active in her church and volunteers on the nursing home serve team.

  • Charles L. Valluzzo
    Board Member
    Charles L. Valluzzo
    Board Member

    Charlie Valluzzo is the Owner of McDonald's of Baton Rouge. He is a member of Rotary and serves on the Commercial Properties Committee of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. He is also actively involved in his memberships at Our Lady of Mercy Church and Baton Rouge Country Club.

    Charlie's dad died from Alzheimer's and his mother also had dementia. There was little support for him as he tried to cope with his parents' illnesses, and he saw a big need in Baton Rouge to help with information and support for families in the future.

  • Honorary Board Members
    Alex Postlethwaite (deceased), Ralph Sims (deceased), & Dudley Coates (deceased)
    Honorary Board Members
    Alex Postlethwaite (deceased), Ralph Sims (deceased), & Dudley Coates (deceased)

 

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Staff Directory

  • Barbara W. Auten, CFRE, CAP
    Executive Director
    Barbara W. Auten, CFRE, CAP
    Executive Director

    Barbara W. Auten, CFRE, is the Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area where she brings her passion to serve families and professionals coping with the disease. She received the John W. Barton Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in 2013. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Business by the Baton Rouge Business Report in 2012. She started her career in fundraising as a volunteer for several nonprofit organizations. After years of successful fund raising and grant writing, she became the Director of Development at Christ the King Parish School in Terrytown, LA. Following Katrina and a move to Baton Rouge, she was employed by Alzheimer’s Services and became the Executive Director in 2008. She received the Certified Fund Raising Executive distinction in 2011. She is a past-president of Association for Fundraising Professionals Greater Baton Rouge Chapter. She has 20+ years of professional experience and 37 years of volunteer and board experience in nonprofit organizations and fundraising.

  • Debbie Kidder Little
    Development Director
    Debbie Kidder Little
    Development Director

    Debbie Kidder Little is a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge and has been a Development Director for more than 26 years.  She began as the Development Director for  Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School in Baton Rouge in 1977 and remained there until joining the staff of Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area in December 2008.   

    In 2015, Debbie received the honor of Outstanding Professional Fundraiser at the Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon hosted by the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    As with all Development Directors, her duties and responsibilities have been varied over the years and include public relations and communications, event planning, data base management, alumni relations, board relations, supervising staff members, 26 Annual Giving Campaigns and 2 major Capital Improvement Campaigns.  As Director of Development of Alzheimer’s Services of the Captial Area, she oversees and implements the fundraising efforts for the organization. 

  • Monique Poree
    Office Manager
    Monique Poree
    Office Manager
  • Ellen Dunn. LMSW
    Program Director
    Ellen Dunn. LMSW
    Program Director
    Ellen Dunn is a graduate of LSU with her Masters in Social Work. While completing her MSW, she also obtained a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Additionally, during her time in graduate school she completed a yearlong internship with Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. In her role here at Alzheimer’s Services, Ellen has the opportunity to coordinate and present support programs and educational programs throughout the service area. She is overjoyed to be a part of an organization that is so dedicated to serving individuals with dementia and their loved ones, which is where her passion in life lies. Ellen is originally from Gonzales, LA but now calls Baton Rouge home. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Jackson.
  • Ann Roeling
    Volunteer & Event Coordinator
    Ann Roeling
    Volunteer & Event Coordinator

    Ann Roeling is committed to advancing our mission of teaching, caring and connecting. She brings over 30 years of professional communication, management and problem solving experience from across Louisiana. Ann has close family members who have been impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia related issues, so she is passionate about sharing our mission. Ann knows what drives true success is connecting, educating and empowering those persons in need within their own communities. She feels blessed to be a part of our caring community in the capital area and throughout Louisiana. As a lifelong resident of the capital region, her heart lies in Baton Rouge. She and her husband moved back home and raised their three children here. She is an active member of St. George Parish and an Associate Member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University with a concentration in Economics and remains a big Tiger fan.

  • Brook Kitto
    Program Coordinator
    Brook Kitto
    Program Coordinator

    Brook Kitto is a native to Baton Rouge and an alumna of St. Joseph’s Academy and the LSU College of Business. She first volunteered at Charlie’s Place as a high schooler and has maintained her dedication to serving those impacted by dementia throughout her career in senior living and senior home care. Brook’s role as a Program Coordinator is to connect caregivers with resources and aid them throughout their care journey. Her approach to supporting those with dementia stems from her appreciation of St. Jeanne Jugan, founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor. She said “Love God very much, so that you can look after the aged well, for it is Jesus you care for in them.”

  • Shyrell Parker
    Program Coordinator
    Shyrell Parker
    Program Coordinator

    Shyrell Parker comes on staff as a Program Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Services with 21 years of geriatric experience, specifically in helping families coping with dementia find comfort and resources to care for their loved ones. Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Services, Shyrell specialized in long term care as the executive director of an assisted living facility. Shyrell uses her lengthy experience to provide caregivers with the necessary tools and knowledge to care for their loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s, particularly by focusing on making a positive difference in their lives. Shyrell attended Our Lady of the Lake College and Ashford University. She also served as a member with Louisiana Assisted Living Association. Shyrell enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.

  • Treasure White, MA, PLPC
    Respite Director
    Treasure White, MA, PLPC
    Respite Director

    Treasure is a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion to serve individuals with memory impairments and their loved ones. She brings 14+ years of experience in geriatric therapy and care to Alzheimer’s Services. Treasure earned a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Disability Studies and a Master of Arts in Mental Health and School Counseling from Southern University A&M of Baton Rouge. Since graduating, Treasure has worked with a variety of populations, including geriatrics, children, adolescents, families, and the developmentally disabled in such capacities as Social Service Director, Hospice Liaison, and Mental Health Therapist. Her experience includes home based programs and residential long term care facilities providing an array of services to the memory impaired and their loved ones. She has utilized such treatment modalities as person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and behavior modification. Treasure’s positive attitude, upbeat temperament, and personable nature help her to exceed at assisting others with attaining their goals, while remaining focused on the agency’s mission. Upon joining Alzheimer’s Services, Treasure feels she is truly fulfilling God’s calling for her life.

  • Dedrick Welch
    Respite Center Coordinator - Charlie's Place, Baton Rouge
    Dedrick Welch
    Respite Center Coordinator - Charlie's Place, Baton Rouge

    Dedrick’s passion for working with individuals with dementia began in 2015 as a service learning student at Charlie’s Place. He accepted the position as Respite Coordinator for Charlie’s Place - Baton Rouge in December 2016. Outside of work, he is a husband and a father to 2 sons. His interests involve all things sports and Saints football. Dedrick is dedicated to providing interactive activities daily at Charlie’s Place, while making sure everyone is having fun.

  • Marcia Kirk, MA
    Respite Center Assistant
    Marcia Kirk, MA
    Respite Center Assistant

    Marcia Kirk is the Respite Center Assistant for Charlie's Place. Prior to joining the staff of Alzheimer's Services in August 2010, Marcia had worked with deaf/special need students for 40 years. Marcia was drawn to Charlie's Place after her retirement from teaching because of her experience helping to care for her father during his journey with dementia. Marcia is also certified as a Qualified Dementia Care Provider.

  • Sonjie LeBlanc
    Respite Center Coordinator - Charlie's Place, Gonzales
    Sonjie LeBlanc
    Respite Center Coordinator - Charlie's Place, Gonzales

    Sonjie is beyond thrilled to come on board with Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area as the Respite Care Coordinator for Charlie’s Place in Gonzales. She was born and raised in Gonzales and graduated from St. Amant High School in 1986. She worked in the school system for 13 years - first as a reading interventionist, trained specifically with reading disabilities and dyslexia, and then with special needs and autism. Sonjie was a board member for M.A.R.K. (Meaningful Autistic Resources for Kids) and volunteered there for four years. She became involved with Alzheimer’s through volunteering in an assisted living facility’s memory care unit in 2005. Sonjie enjoyed volunteering with memory care so much that she consequently went to work as an activity coordinator in a memory care unit. She has also been a trained florist for 30 years.

    Sonjie has one daughter who is currently attending LSU (YAY! Go Tigers!). She loves animals (especially dogs), being outdoors in nature, flowers, and gardening, trying new restaurants, and never passing up an opportunity to see the sights and learn the history of places that are not so well known.

     

  • Stephanie Hull Cook
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Stephanie Hull Cook
    Public Relations Coordinator
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