Board of Directors
Teri G. Fontenot
Director Since: 2019
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. Since March 2019, Ms. Fontenot has served as CEO Emeritus of Woman’s Hospital, the largest independently-owned women’s and infant’s hospital in the United States providing comprehensive subspecialty services to women. From 1996 to March 2019, Ms. Fontenot served as President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital. From 1992 to 1996, Ms. Fontenot served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Woman’s Hospital. Under her leadership, Woman’s Hospital became the largest birthing hospital and neonatal intensive care unit in Louisiana. Prior to joining Woman’s Hospital in 1992, Ms. Fontenot served as Chief Financial Officer of three other hospitals located in Louisiana and Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
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 a member of its Audit Committee, and she held a six-year term on the Advisory Committee on Research on Women’s Health for the National Institutes of Health. Ms. Fontenot is also a director on the board of the Baton Rouge Water Company, a private company, and a director on the board of Companion Animal Alliance, a not-for profit agency. From 2007 to 2019, Ms. Fontenot 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 is a member of the audit committees for Amerisafe. Inc. and LHC Group, Inc. Additionally, she is a member of the Clinical Quality Committee for LHC Group, Inc. She was a member of the board of directors of Landauer (a formerly publicly-held company) until its sale in 2017. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, where she presents frequently on women’s health and leadership topics.