The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted to appoint Ann Carruth, DNS, RN,
and Joycelyn M. Lee, R.Ph., a retired licensed pharmacist, to each serve
a 6-year term on the
North Oaks Health System Board of Commissioners. Ms. Lee will replace Guy Recotta Jr., whose term expires at the end of May 2014.
Both appointments were voted upon at the Parish Council’s March 24
meeting and will become effective June 1, 2014.
Dr. Carruth, a resident of Hammond, was first appointed by the Tangipahoa
Parish Council to the North Oaks Board of Commissioners in 2012 to fulfill
the unexpired term of Dr. Eleanor Wells and is currently serving as Vice
Chairman. She is Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at
Southeastern Louisiana University, and has served in various teaching
and administrative positions at the University since 1990. She is a member
of the American Nurses Association, American Association of Colleges of
Nursing, the Tangipahoa District Nurses Association (serving as President
from 2007-2009), Northshore Healthcare Alliance and the Southern Nursing
Lee, also of Hammond, is a retired, licensed pharmacist with 30+ years
of professional pharmacy experience in leadership and management roles
in both retail and long-term care pharmacy settings. Currently, she is
serving as General Manager of Wellness Services for the Greenfield Baptist
Church Mixon-Clayton Wellness Center in Hammond. In 2012, she retired
from Northlake Support & Services Center in Hammond after 21 years
of service as a Pharmacist. Prior to joining Northlake, she worked for
9 years as a Pharmacy Manager for Walgreens in Hammond. Lee has been honored
as a member of Who’s Who Among Professional Women and volunteers
with the American Cancer Society, The Blood Center and the Apotheca Food
Bank in Ponchatoula.
Other North Oaks Board of Commissioners members are Chairman A.J. Bodker
and Blake Daniels of Ponchatoula and Ron Macaluso of Hammond.
For more information about North Oaks Health System or the Board of Commissioners,
contact North Oaks Corporate Communications at (985) 230-6647.