The Baton Rouge General Foundation recently announced two new members of its Board of Governors. They are Mark Goodson and Patrice Jones. Both members were elected to serve a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1.
Since May of 2017, Goodson has served as Resilience Practice Lead at CSRS, leading a multi-disciplinary practice that provides governmental and commercial clients with advisory services and solutions to help them adapt and thrive in economic, natural, and socio-demographic changes. Prior to that, he was Director of the Resiliency Solutions service line at CB&I, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority. Goodson earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and Master of Public Administration from LSU. He serves as chairman for Whitney New Markets Fund Advisory Board and is a board member for the LSU National Diversity Advisory, the University Laboratory School Foundation, and YMCA of the Capital Area. Goodson is married to Katie, formerly of Shreveport. They have three children, Bradley, Caliway, and Lauren.
A community activist, Jones has volunteered for many organizations including Cancer Services, Boys Hope, St. Jude Catholic Church and School, St. Joseph’s Academy, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Alliance, Woodgate Homeowners Association, and Woodgate Women’s Club. Currently, she supports our community hospital as a member of Baton Rouge General Foundation’s Visionary Partner Society. After graduating in accounting from LSU, Jones became a CPA and worked for Hibernia Bank as a financial auditor. She currently handles accounting, financial, and administrative work for her husband’s corporation and assists him with financial matters regarding emergency department providers. She is married to Dr. Johnny Jones, a BRG physician formerly of Alexandria. They have two children, Leslie and Louis.
Other members of the board include:
-Gwen Hamilton, Chair; New Schools for Baton Rouge
-Scott Kirkpatrick, Vice Chair; Roedel Parsons Baton Rouge
-Michael Albritton, Secretary; ASA Properties
-Rick Bond, Treasurer; Bond Construction Co., LLC
-Phyllis McLaurin, Immediate Past Chair; Retired, JP Morgan Chase; Community Volunteer
-Sandra Holub; Albemarle Foundation
-Rick Lipscomb; WHLC Architecture
-Ernest J. Mencer, MD; Retired Director, Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center
-Keith O’Neill; Culinary & Nutrition Solutions at HHS, Inc.
-Deborah Reeves; Auxiliary President
-William Russell, MD; Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center
-Bart Phillips, Baton Rouge Cargo Services, Inc.
-Gerald E. “Chip” Songy, Stirling Properties