BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lonnie Bridges, Sr. - President
Lonnie has served on the Board for over 6 years. He served as a US Marine. He is the CEO of Bridges Adaptive Management!, BAM. He has a degree in Engineering, has an advanced certification in Human Resources and Crisis Management. He has over 20 years in Casino Management.
John D. Collinsworth - Past President
John has served on the Board over 12 years and has served in many executive positions. He served in the US Army and graduated from LSU-Law School. John is a Petroleum Landman.
Dr. William McCown - Vice President
Bill has served on the Board since 2002. He is the Associate Dean for Research at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He graduated with a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Gail Durbin - Treasurer
Gail has served on the Board since 2007. She works as a certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor and registered Addiction Counselor. Gail also serves on a regional Advisory Council.
Marla Lapeyronnie - Secretary
Marla joined the Board in 2017. She is a certified Addiction Counselor and a registered Addiction and Grief Counselor.
Larry has served on the Board since 1990’s. He has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He has over 30 years in casino management. He is currently the President of his consulting business, Eight Palms.
Gerald joined the Board in 2019. He is the Director of Compliance at Eldorado Casino in Shreveport and has been in the gaming industry over 20 years. Gerald has a degree in Accounting, and a master’s in Business Administration.
Honorable Henry Burns
Henry joined the Board over 10 years ago. He served from 2008-2016 in the Louisiana House of Representatives. His degrees are in Education and High School Administration. He currently works as the Business Development Consultant with BOM Bank.
Frank has been serving on the Board since 2006. He is the Executive Director for Southern University Shreveport Foundation. He received his master’s in Industrial Technology. Frank has worked more than 30 years in commercial banking and over 13 years in the gaming industry.
Dr. Wayne Steve Thompson
Steve joined the Board in 2017. He has a master’s in Criminal Justice and his doctorate in Public Safety. He currently works as a Professor at the McNeese University in Criminal Justice. He worked over 7 years with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division.
J. Christopher Miciotto
Chris joined the Board in 2019. He received his law degree from the Oklahoma City University. Chris is an attorney with the Law Office of Allen Cooper, LLC. He was selected for a video series with the Louisiana Attorney General’s office, and you can view it on their website: www.FreeGamblingHelpLA.org