Board of Directors
Teri G. Fontenot
Director Since: 2019
Board Committees: Audit Committee
Business Experience and Qualifications: The Board has concluded that Ms. Fontenot is qualified to serve on the Board because she brings considerable audit, financial and healthcare experience both as an executive officer and director of healthcare companies. The Board has determined that Ms. Fontenot qualifies as a financial expert and appointed her as a member of its Audit Committee. Ms. Fontenot is CEO Emeritus of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one of the nation’s largest and preeminent women’s specialty hospitals. Her leadership service included serving as President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital for 23 years until her retirement in March 2019. Prior to 1996, Ms. Fontenot served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Woman’s Hospital since 1992. Under her leadership, Woman's Hospital became the largest birthing hospital and neonatal intensive care unit in Louisiana, and it's the only independent, nonprofit women's hospital in the country. Prior to joining Woman’s Hospital, she served as Chief Financial Officer of three other hospitals located in Louisiana and Florida.
Board Experience: Ms. Fontenot has served on numerous healthcare boards at a local, state and national level, including the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Hospital Association, and the American Hospital Association where she served as Chairperson in 2012. She is on the American College of Healthcare Executives Board of Governors, and she held a six-year term on the Advisory Committee on Research on Women's Health for the National Institutes of Health. For 12 years, Ms. Fontenot has served on the board of directors of the Sixth District Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, including as its Audit Committee chair for two years. Ms. Fontenot currently serves on the board of directors and a member of the audit committees for LHC Group, Inc. and Amerisafe. Inc. She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she presents frequently on women’s health and leadership topics.