Board of Directors


The Bridge Center board represents all parts of the mental health and justice system—doctors, service providers, first responders, law officers and advocates for people who have mental illness.


Kathy Kliebert, Chair
Former Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (retired)

Chief Murphy Paul, Vice Chair
Baton Rouge Police Department, Chief of Police                        

Charles Abboud, Treasurer
BancorpSouth Benefits & Financial Services senior vice president

Lauren Crump, Secretary
Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Strategic Consulting Services


William “Beau” Clark
East Baton Rouge Parish

Angie N. Clouatre, RN
Baton Rouge General-Mid City
Director of Behavioral Health Services

Denise Dugas
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Mental and Behavioral Health Division
Executive Director

Gwen Hamilton
New Schools for Baton Rouge

Dennis Grimes
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office

Chad Guillot
East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency
Medical Services Director

Dr. Jan Kasofsky
Capital Area Human Services
Executive Director

Gwen Knox
Community Advocate
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, Southeast Regional Lead Facilitator
Capital Area Human Services District, Grief Group Facilitator

Hillar Moore
East Baton Rouge Parish
District Attorney

Pastor Tonja Myles, CPSS
Community Outreach Pastor, Love Alive Church 
Set Free Addiction Recovery Services

Chris Nichols
Community Advocate

Mary Ann Sternberg
Freelance Writer and Author