2018 Board of Directors and Founding Members

Groundbreaking of Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
The groundbreaking of Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The legacy of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation continues through the dedication of community leaders whose steadfast volunteer service and board leadership are achieving the Foundation’s mission and vision for tomorrow. The Foundation proudly recognizes the 2018 board of directors.


C. Kris Kirkpatrick, Long Law Firm

Immediate Past-Chair
J. Gerard Jolly, KPMG (Retired)

Janet L. Olson, JP Morgan Chase Bank

C. Brent McCoy, Lamar Advertising Company

Annette D. Barton, Community Leader


Tim Barfield, Jr., CSRS, Inc.
J.S. Brown III, Bruce Foods Corporation
Maxine Cormier, Governmental Relations 
Paula Pennington de la Bretonne, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Art Favre, Performance Contractors
John A. Graves, Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc.
Leroy Harvey, Community Leader
Charles Lamar, Community Leader
Charles A. Landry, Fishman Haygood
Richard Lipsey, Lipsey’s
George D. Nelson, Jr., Louisiana Companies
Claude B. Pennington, III, Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Daryl B. Pennington, Sr., Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
William B. Richardson, Ph.D., LSU AgCenter
Christel Slaughter, Ph.D., SSA Consultants
John Spain, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Leonard Sullivan, Community Leader
Julia H. Thornton, Community Leader
John G. Turner, Community Leader
Karen Williams, M.D., Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Monica Zumo, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLC

Ex-Officio Directors

John P. Kirwan, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President, East Baton Rouge Parish
Adam Knapp, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
F. King Alexander, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Jake Netterville, Pennington Medical Foundation
Jill Roshto, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation
Brad Jewell, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation

Founding Members

Special honors go to the founding board of directors of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation whose dedication and perseverance are forever appreciated.

John W. Barton, Sr.*
Henry Goodrich*
Robert S. Greer, Sr.*
William H. LeBlanc *
Charles W. McCoy *
Leonard R. Nachman, II
Thomas P. Singletary *
J. Frank Terrell, Jr.*
David M. Walker
W. W. Williams*
Milton J. Womack *
William H. Wright, Jr.*

* Deceased