Tri-parish Newsmakers

Nov. 11
November 11, 2009
Ms. Mae Ella Marie Carlos
November 13, 2009
Nov. 11
November 11, 2009
Ms. Mae Ella Marie Carlos
November 13, 2009

Henry named Bollinger IT director

Chris Henry is Bollinger Shipyards Inc.’s new director of information technology.

As such, he is responsible for the department’s overall operations, including the direction of business process reengineering, database system strategy and strategic and tactical information technology planning.

A native of south Louisiana, Henry has been involved in the oil and gas and energy sectors for 22 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Nicholls State University.

“Chris’s skill set and experience make him a great addition to the Bollinger management team,” company CEO Donald “Boysie” Bollinger said in a release. “He will lead the effort in technology upgrades and advances for our company.”

Carlson joins T. Baker Smith

Michael Carlson, P.E., has joined T. Baker Smith’s Houston office as the group manager for the pipeline consulting team.

Carlson holds a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering. He has 28 years experience in the energy business, encompassing all aspects of design, project management and construction of onshore and offshore pipeline projects.

Prior to joining T. Baker Smith, he worked for AMEC Paragon, El Paso Natural Gas, Williams Energy Services and Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corp.

“We’re excited to add Michael to our team,” company president/CEO Kenny Smith said in a release. “I believe his expertise and experience is a natural addition to our pipeline services, and will offer additional integrated solutions to our clients.”

Currie named Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center director

M. Clarke Currie, MHA, NHA, CRCFA, CPC, has been named director of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC.

In that role, Currie is responsible for developing and coordinating the comprehensive cancer program.

Currie earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, his master’s in health administration and his certificate of graduate study in gerontology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. He is a member of American College of Cancer Executives, Who’s Who Among Young Business People and is a certified coder with the American Academy of Professional Coders.

“The word ‘cancer’ raises fear in the minds of most people; I think that is universal,” Currie said. “So how we, as health care professionals, respond to patients needing cancer treatment is very important.

“Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC is focused on doing the right things for cancer patients – from providing a caring environment to ensuring access to expert physicians, leading edge technology and vital support programs. That is what interests me most about this cancer program and the opportunities it brings,” he added.

Prior to joining Mary Bird Perkins’ staff, Currie served as director of oncology, dialysis and hospice services at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga.

2 doctors join TGMC staff

Cardiologist Alvin M. Timothy, M.D., and Dean D. Aubin, M.D. recently joined Terrebonne General Medical Center’s active staff.

Timothy earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Orleans and his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.

He performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in internal medicine and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina.

He practices with the Cardiovascular Institute of the South.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Aubin received his bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned his doctor of medicine from Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and performed his emergency medicine residency at LSU Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge.

Aubin is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society, Wilderness Medicine Society and Tactical Medicine Section-ACEP.

He is conversant in Spanish, able to provide all aspects of medical care without a translator.