TGMC Board of Commissioners Appoints New Board Chairman and Vice-Chairman

Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) and Southern Regional Medical Corporation (SRMC) Board of Commissioners announce the appointment of Mike Fakier as chairman and Louis Watkins as vice chairman.  

Fakier joined the TGMC Board of Commissioners in 1999. He previously served as finance committee chairman, vice chairman, and board chairman. Fakier is currently co-owner and chief financial officer of Southland Steel and Supply, LLC. He is a member of the United Way for South Louisiana Board of Directors, having served as president in 1999 and campaign chair in 2009. He is also a member of the Nicholls State University Foundation and is the immediate past chair on the board of the foundation for TGMC. In 2004, Fakier was recognized as a CityBusiness Healthcare Hero Volunteer.  

Watkins joined the TGMC Board of Commissioners in 2010. He is active in the community, serving as a member in various professional organizations including the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, Terrebonne Parish Bar Association, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is currently an active member of the Rotary Club of Houma serving as the president of the club from 2005-2006.  He previously served as a board member for the YMCA and the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority (TEDA). Watkins currently owns J. Louis Watkins, III, a professional law corporation in Houma. 

“We are honored to announce this year’s chairman and vice chairman,” said Phyllis Peoples, TGMC president and CEO. “Mike and Louis have been instrumental in ensuring that TGMC remains at the forefront of providing innovative healthcare resources and are committed to providing exceptional healthcare for our community.”