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Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana Welcomes New Board Members

NEW ORLEANS – Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana (RMHC-SLA) is pleased to welcome Ellis M. Arjmand, M.D. MMM Ph.D. and Jordan P. Parker to its board of directors.

“As we are gearing up to open our new house on the campus of Children’s Hospital New Orleans, we are so excited to welcome Dr. Arjmand and Jordan to our board of directors,” said Grace McIntosh, Executive Director at RMHC-SLA. “Both of their expertise will be crucial as we continue our mission of providing a home-away-from-home to families of seriously ill or injured children and providing programs that give comfort, compassion and care to children and their families.”

Dr. Arjmand is the Surgeon-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Nationally known for his expertise in health care quality improvement and health economics, Dr. Arjmand oversees all surgical services lines and plays a vital role in recruiting top physicians from around the country to join the Children’s Hospital New Orleans team. Dr. Arjmand earned his bachelor’s degree, medical degree and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from Northwestern University. He completed his otolaryngology residency and pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital and holds a Master of Medical Management (MMM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Parker, a native of New Orleans, is a civil litigation attorney at The Law Offices of Pius Obioha & Associates, LLC serving the New Orleans Metro area. He brings a diverse educational and professional background to the RMHC-SLA Board of Directors, with a J.D. from Southern University Law Center and a M.S. in HR & Leadership Development from LSU.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana: Since 1983, RMHC-SLA has partnered with our local children’s health care providers to keep families together and near the medical care their ill or injured children need. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteers, RMHC-SLA continues to focus on families’ needs as they face the medical uncertainty and financial stress of caring for their children.

Today, RMHC-SLA serves critically ill children through our Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Comfort Cart. Through these programs we help provide housing, meals, community, and psychosocial support to families with children at local hospitals throughout the Gulf South Region and around the world.


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