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Bogalusa, LA 70427
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    (985) 732-6200
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    (985) 732-6245
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Bogalusa Mayor's Wellness Council


Bogalusa Mayor’s Wellness Council

The Bogalusa Mayor’s Wellness Council serves as an advisory and leadership council to the Bogalusa Strong Healthy Community Coalition.  The council meets quarterly (3 times a year) to evaluate and advise on future direction, discuss coalition challenges, engage new partners, and provide essential input for the continued attainment of successful coalition outcomes.

Bogalusa Mayor’s Wellness Council Members:

Mayor Wendy Perrette, Mayor of Bogalusa

Gloria Kates, Bogalusa City Councilwoman

Teddy Drummond, Bogalusa City Councilman

Landon Tims, City of Bogalusa Parks, Culture and Recreation Director

Kay Kay Varnado, City of Bogalusa Mayor's Executive Assistance

Beth Mizell, LA State Senator District 12

Malinda White, LA House of Representatives District 75 State

Derek Covert, Our Lady of Angels Hospital, VP Mission Integration

Angela Lambert, Our Lady of Angels Hospital, Communication Manager

Valerie Vincent, LSU AgCenter Family Consumer Science Regional Supervisor

Lisa Tanner, Bogalusa City Schools Superintendent

Dr. Gina Lagarde. Office of Public Health Region 9 Medical Director/Administrator

Wendy Williams, Save Bogalusa Executive Director, Bogalusa Rotary Club Representative

Rusty Fornea, ADAPT, Executive Director

Dana Walker, Brilliant Mindz, Executive Director

Joannie Miller,  JFM Consulting, LLC

Pastor R.L. Palmer, Jr., St. Paul A.M.E. Church Pastor

Hildra Martin, Regina Coeli Headstart Board President

Heather Gagliano, Office of Public Health Behavioral Health Director

Tiye Yayu, Bogalusa Citizens for Culture and Arts Representative

Bernie Chascin, International Paper Mill Manager            

Kalisa Hyman, International Paper Mill Communication Manager              


If you have ideas and/or projects you feel the council should consider, please feel free to contact us at  derek.covert@fmolhs.org or call 985-730-6707.    

Click on the Bogalusa Strong link for more information and check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bogalusastrong/ for activities and event.