OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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PRESIDENT

WILLIAM "BEAU" CLARK, M.D.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH CORONER

Email: wclarkmd@brgov.com
Office: (225) 389-3047

Dr. William “Beau” Clark is a native of Baton Rouge and graduated from St. Michael the Archangel High School. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Science. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in Baton Rouge.  He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

 

Dr. Clark was elected East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner in November, 2011 and continues to practice emergency medicine in the Greater Baton Rouge area.

 

Dr. Clark has served as Medical Director for the Louisiana State Police SWAT Team, Louisiana House of Representatives, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. Dr. Clark has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
 

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1ST VICE PRESIDENT

GERRY CVITANOVICH, M.D.

JEFFERSON PARSH CORONER

Email: drgerry@jpcoroner.com
Office: 504-365-9100

Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich began his career as an emergency staff 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 Medical Executive Committee at East Jefferson General Hospital. In 2002, Cvitanovich founded East Jefferson After Hours Urgent Care Centers and in 2005 he co-founded Millennium Healthcare. In 2010, Dr. Cvitanovich served on the Physician's Advisory Board of the Joint Commission (JCAHO). Dr. Cvitanovich also served three terms on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. After four years as Deputy Coroner, Dr. Cvitanovich was elected coroner of Jefferson Parish without opposition for the term beginning March 2012.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Cvitanovich was born in Vancouver, Canada. He, his Croatian-immigrant parents and his brother immigrated to the U.S. when he was two years old, where they founded Drago's Seafood Restaurant in 1969. Dr. Gerry and his wife, Heidi, have four young children: Maya, Caroline, Kacie and Little Drago.

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2ND VICE PRESIDENT

DON SMITH

BIENVILLE PARISH CORONER

Email: donsmith@bayou.com
Office: 318-263-7434

Don was raised from an early age in Bienville Parish.  He graduated from Gibsland High School in 1964 and has remained in Bienville Parish except for a short time when he lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mr. Smith went to work for the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department in 1980 and retired after 22 years in 2002. During his service with the sheriff’s office, he held the position as a deputy sheriff and the Communication’s Supervisor.  In July 2004 he was appointed to fill the Bienville Coroner’s position until a special election could be held and has served in that position to date.  Mr. Smith has served in many community organizations including the Arcadia Jaycees, the Arcadia Lions Club, and the Arcadia/Bienville Parish Chamber of Commerce.  He also serves on or has served on several state boards including; NENA President (National Emergency Numbering Association), APCO, State of Louisiana Coroner’s Association Vice President, Past President of the Arcadia/Bienville Chamber of Commerce and a current member of the board directors. Don was an integral part of setting up the Emergency 911 system in Bienville Parish and still serves as the 911 Coordinator for the parish. Don has the ability to work in unpleasant situations and stressful conditions. Ability to coordinate activities with law enforcement teams and hospital staff. He is mentally and physical strong to endure stress involved in the job as coroner.

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SECRETARY / TREASURER

TREVA PAROLLI-BARNES, LCSW

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH CORONER'S OFFICE CHIEF OF OPERATIONS

Email: tpbarnes@ebrcoroner.com
Office: 225-389-3047

Treva is Chief of Operations for the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office.  She earned a graduate degree at Louisiana State University, School of Social Work in May, 2015. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a BA in Criminal Justice in December, 1993 where she then worked with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for two years. She left law enforcement to start an individual income tax preparation business in 1997.  She has worked with community outreach for the Louisiana Tennis Association, served on the board of the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association and is a founding and current board member for Girls on the Run of South Louisiana and current board member for the Mental Health Association of Greater Baton Rouge. Treva is a two-time breast cancer survivor.  She is married and has a beautiful daughter.