(Baton Rouge, La.) – On March 16, Cancer Services announces the 2017 Board of Directors. Four new board members joined the board as David Perry, vice president at Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance, assumed the role as board president.

“2017 is a critical year for Cancer Services and the Greater Baton Rouge area,” said Perry. We are working incredibly hard after a trying 2016 and now, more than ever, there is a need for the vital services that we provide. Fundraising and donor cultivation is key as we continue to grow and work to continually serve the emotional, financial and physical needs of those affected by cancer in our community.”

Perry replaces Thomas R. Temple, Jr., partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, as board president.

2017 Cancer Services Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President- David Perry, Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services

President – Elect – Anthony O’Connor, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry

Vice President- Beth O’Quinn, IBM

Secretary  – Jonathan Rills, Audubon Hospice & Home Health

Treasurer- Kendall Johnson, Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Member at Large- Camille Conaway, LABI

Past Chair- Thomas R. Temple, Jr., Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson


Matthew Adams, Louisiana Board of Regents

Eric Barrilleaux, CB&I

Catherine Boston, MD, St. Jude Affiliate Clinic

Kathleen Forte Cooper, Forte Grove Bakery

Rory Denicola, Exxon Mobil

David Dufrene, H&E Equipment Services

Mike Durham, Bernhard Energy

Fritz Englade, River Parishes Security

Brandi Gonzales, LUBA Workers’ Comp

Norisha Kirts, NRK Construction

David Klanecky, Albemarle Corporation

Scott McKnight, Bancorp South Insurance

Scott Miller, Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

Patrick Olinde, Capital One Bank

Susan Sonnier, Baton Rouge Health District

Victor J. Suane, Jr., Kean Miller

“There is an incredible energy within this group,” said Jill Roshto, Cancer Services CEO. “As we embark on our fifty eighth year in this community, we are evolving to meet the ever changing needs of the thousands impacted by cancer in our area.  2017 is going to be a big year for Cancer Services and we have an outstanding group of board members leading the way.”

Roshto has been at Cancer Services since Feb. 2015 and under her leadership, and with the help of the board, she has been instrumental in helping the organization streamline processes and increase community awareness while focusing on future growth.