Health Works Commission

The purpose of the Health Works Commission is to serve as a collaborative working group to integrate and coordinate resources relative to healthcare workforce development within various state departments and key organizations.

2023 Annual report

Commission Meetings



Commission Members

MemberSeat Information
Claire Stevenson Governor’s Office
Lynn AnsardiLouisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiner (LSBPNE)
Kathy BaldridgeLouisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
Sandra BrownSouthern University System
Susannah CraigBoard of Regents
Sharon DunnLSU Health Science Center Shreveport
Wes HatawayLouisiana Nursing Home Association
Jawanda GivensOccupational Forecasting Conference
James Henderson University of Louisiana System
Tina Holland Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (LAICU)
Chaquetta Johnson Department of Health
Ragan LeBlanc Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians
Karen LyonLouisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN)
Rep. Chris TurnerSenate Committee on Health and Welfare
Kristi AndersonSenate Committee on Health and Welfare
Wendi PalermoLouisiana Community and Technical College System
Demetrius PorcheLSU Health Science Center New Orleans
Kellie Taylor-WhiteLouisiana Workforce Commission
Jeffery Williams Louisiana State Medical Society
Benita ChatmonLouisiana State Nurses Association
Paul SallesLouisiana Hospital Association
Ahnyel Burkes (Ad Hoc Member)Nursing Supply and Demand Council
Daryl Lofaso (Ad Hoc Member)Simulation Medical Training and Education Council of Louisiana

The Master Plan

To move Louisiana aggressively forward, the Board of Regents has embraced a robust new attainment goal that calls for 60% of all working-age adults (ages 25-64) in Louisiana to hold a degree or high-value credential by 2030. As we stand on the brink of a new decade, this Master Plan, born of the Board of Regents’ unique charge to guide postsecondary education across the state, will set the foundation to increase opportunity.  Our Talent Imperative is to Educate, Innovate, and Collaborate.

Master Plan for Higher Education