OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: GERRY CVITANOVICH, M.D.
JEFFERSON PARISH CORONER
Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich is a 1978 graduate of Jesuit High School. In 1982, he earned a bachelor's degree in Biology from Tulane University and went on to attend Medical School at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Upon receiving his Doctor of Medicine, Dr. Cvitanovich completed a Family Practice Residency at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and became board-certified in Family Practice. He began his career as an Emergency Physician for EMSA Limited Partnership in May 1989. He also worked as a Ship's Physician for Norwegian Cruise Line and American Hawaii Cruise Line.
In 1992, Dr. Cvitanovich joined the Emergency Department staff at East Jefferson General Hospital. In addition to working in the ER, he served as Medical Director of East Jefferson General Hospital’s Wound Center from 2002 to 2007, as well as three terms on the EJ Hospital Medical Executive Committee. In 2002, Cvitanovich founded East Jefferson After Hours Urgent Care Centers and in 2005 he co-founded Millennium Healthcare/MHM Urgent Care. In 2010, Dr. Cvitanovich served on the Physician's Advisory Board of the Joint Commission (JCAHO). In 2017, Dr Cvitanovich and his partners sold Millennium/MHM to Ochsner Health, and he currently has a part-time job with Ochsner as Chief Strategy Officer for Urgent Care and Occupational Health. Dr. Cvitanovich has also served three terms on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Dr Cvitanovich was appointed as a Deputy Coroner in 2008 by Dr Robert Treuting, and he was subsequently elected to be Coroner of Jefferson Parish for the term beginning in March 2012. He was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. In 2021, Dr Cvitanovich was elected to be President of the Louisiana State Coroner’s Association.
Gerry and his brother Tommy were born in Vancouver, Canada to Croatian-immigrant parents. After his parent’s 14 year wait, the family was granted a visa to enter the United States when Gerry and Tommy were 2 and 3 years old. The family founded Drago's Seafood Restaurant in 1969, and Drago’s now has six locations. Dr. Gerry and his wife Heidi, live in Metairie and they have four children; Maya, Caroline, Kacie and Drago.
1ST VICE PRESIDENT: ZEB STEARNS, M.D.
SAINT LANDRY PARISH CORONER
2ND VICE PRESIDENT: RONALD COE, M.D.
LIVINGSTON PARISH CORONER
SECRETARY/TREASURER: TIM GENEVAY
JEFFERSON PARISH FORENSIC CENTER, DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC OPERATIONS
Tim was born and raised in Jefferson Parish and graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans. He then graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2004. After graduation Tim began working as a paramedic for the City of New Orleans and then later for West Jefferson Medical Center. In March of 2013 Tim transitioned his career and signed on with the Jefferson Parish Corner’s Office as a Forensic Investigator. In addition to retaining his National certifications as a Paramedic, Tim has also obtained Diplomate certification with the American Board of Medicolegal Investigations. In March of 2021 Tim was promoted to the Director of Forensic Operations at the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office, where he oversees multiple departments within the organization. Tim currently lives in Madisonville, LA with his wife and 3 daughters.