STHS’s Joan Coffman Joins United Way of Southeast Louisiana Board

St. Tammany Health System President and CEO Joan Coffman has been appointed to serve a three-year term as a member of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to serve an organization like the United Way, the goals and values of which align so perfectly with those of St. Tammany Health System,” Coffman said. “I am a firm believer in the power of a united community, and the United Way of Southeast Louisiana is a shining example of the good that can be done when we all pull together.”

The all-volunteer board of trustees is comprised of executives from throughout the region who lend their expertise to assist the United Way in raising the funds needed to support the wide array of local initiatives in which the organization engages.

Coffman is one of five new members serving on the United Way board. The others are Louis David of New Orleans Business Alliance, Jeff Ehlinger of Bank Plus, Adam Kuehne of Valero-Meraux Refinery, and Kathy Johnson of the University of New Orleans.

Their appointments run through 2027.

“We extend our gratitude to all our dedicated volunteers, including our board’s executive committee, who epitomize the spirit of leading by example,” 2024-25 UWSELA Board of Trustees Chair Ron McClain said. “Their willingness to help guide our United Way means we can tackle key issues and lead collaborations big enough to change the course for hundreds of thousands of households in our region.”