Acadiana Business

ABiz Scene, Nov. 15-Dec. 15, 2013

by Walter Pierce

Women Who Mean Business, Stuller Wellness Fair and the LGMC Gala

Sister Betty Lyons led the 14th annual Women Who Mean Business Awards as this year's Trailblazer. Joining Lyons as WWMB honorees were Amy Jones, Angela Morrison, Christl Mahfouz, Dr. Jennifer Jackson, Jill Butler Merkl, Kelsey Corrigan, Maureen Brennan, Nancy Marcotte, Pamela Lafleur, state Rep. Simone Champagne and Stephanie Morris. These women, all of whom play a key role in shaping our community's success, were honored at a September luncheon at River Oaks Catering. Presenting co-sponsors for the annual luncheon are IberiaBank and LHC Group. Supporting sponsors are Paul Michael Company, Paul's Jewelry and River Oaks Catering & Event Center, with VIP Parking by Courtesy Automotive Group.

1. Women Who Mean Business 2013 honorees

2. Judi Lejeune and Pat Trahan

3. Sister Eileen Rowe, Jeanette Alcon and Sister Betty Lyons

4. Jill Butler Merkl

5. Pamela LaFleur

6. 2013 Trailblazer, Sister Betty Lyons

7. Nancy Marcotte

8. Amy Jones

9. Maureen Brennan

10. Stephanie Morris

11. Jennifer Jackson

12. Kelsey Corrigan

13. Simone Champagne

14. Kelsey Corrigan and Sally Ware

15. Sister Betty Lyons, Bud Barrow and Our Lady of Lourdes staff members

16. Angela Morrison

Keeping in line with the goal of creating a healthier, more positive work environment for its associates, Stuller held its 2nd Annual Associate Health and Benefits Fair Oct. 16. The event, held at Stuller's global headquarters in Lafayette, hosted 35 health and wellness professionals from the Acadiana area, including the American Heart Association, Great Harvest Bread Co., Komen Foundation, Fournier Chiropractic and Lafayette Council on Aging.

1. Catherine Walker, Randi Bourg, Kristi Broussard, Betty Saunier, Darla Theriot and Kenneth Valliere

2. Heather Delahoussaye of Heather Delahoussaye Massages offered free chair massages

3. Local health and wellness professionals attended Stuller's health fair

The Heymann Center was brimming with docs and their dates Oct. 4 when Lafayette General Foundation rolled out its annual gala and art auction. The event kicked off with signature martinis, a stunning ice sculpture and dance-worthy music before a live auction filled with art. Organizers say all monetary donations collected during the night of the fundraiser are invested in health care innovation that can lower costs, drive new revenue and improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.

1. Kim Callecod, Rae Brodnax and Michelle Mobert

2. Bowen and Lacey Collins and Kim and David Callecod

3. Russ and Alison Mercke

4. Catherine and Gordon Rountree

5. Judy Dunn and Julia Laing

6. Harold and Stacey Mollet

7. Lacey Howard, Judy Robichaux, Alisha Citron and Brittany Romero

8. Tyrone Picard and Mike Michot

9. Clay and Linda Allen

10. Thelma McGoffin and Jeannie Kramer

11. Cindy and Alan Appley and Jerry and Betsy White

12. Cynthia George, Jerald Gant, Verna Rubin, Dean Decote and Devon Colombo

13. Jennifer and Jeffery Joseph

14. Jaenseen and Yvette LeBlanc, and Mary Guidry and Matt Dugas

15. Jason and April Bethany, and Wills and Lauren Hover

16. Mary Chastant, Julie Broussard and Bradley Chastant

17. Bryan and Nicole Laperouse

18. Heidi and Greg Kingston

19. Maria and Dani Bidros

20. Carmen Cetnar and Michelle Fontenot

21. Carmen and Daryl Cetnar

22. Lauren and Karen Laing

23. Cindy and Alan Appley and Lauren and Karen Laing

24. Lynn and Mark Cullen