Board of Advisors St. Tammany

We so appreciate the compassion and vision that our Board has to further our mission of helping women embrace life beyond a cancer diagnosis.  This team is committed to the growing the ways we can help cancer survivors and caregivers as it pertains to the psychosocial impact from this disease.  Pictured:  Michael Holmes, Diagnostic Imaging Services;  Dr. Katherine Williams, Center for Women's Health and Southern Institute for Women's Sexual Health;  Stephanie Rivers (You Night Team Member); Dr. MaryKathryn Rodrigue, The Wellness Studio;  Amy Dighton and Eloise Early (You Night Team Members); Gayle Lockwood Rueling, Air Salon and Blow Dry Bar;  Dawn Gallo (You Night Team member);  Dr. Scott Sullivan, Center for Restorative Breast Surgery;  Mike Powers, Bittersweet Brands;  Rich Mauti, Rich Mauti Foundation (bottom):  Kathy Oubre, Ponchartrain Cancer Center;  Lisa McKenzie, You Night Founder;  Angelle Albright, Chemo Beanies).
Meet the Board
Kathy Oubre has been the Chief Operating Officer for Pontchartrain Cancer Center since September 2005. In this role, she provides non-clinical leadership for all aspects of the practice, including financial counseling, policy/procedure development, billing, nutrition programs and survivorship care. Kathy is currently overseeing the newest additions to PCC – the integration of clinical trials for individuals looking to receive access to new treatment options for cancer or blood disorders as well as an in-house pharmacy. After graduating from Louisiana State University, Kathy received her Masters of Science from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is the President of MGMA Northlake Chapter, the President-Elect of the Coalition of Hematology Oncology Practices (CHOP) and the Director of the St. Paul’s PLTW Biomedical Program Partnership Team. Other memberships include the Association of Community Cancer Centers, Medical Group Managers Association, Community Oncology Alliance, and the Junior League of Greater Covington (past board member.) Kathy was also the co-chair for the 2015 Relay for Life in East St. Tammany.
Kathy Oubre
Pontchartrain Cancer Center
Dr. Scott K. Sullivan is board certified as both a Plastic and General Surgeon, is a founding partner of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS), and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital, the first hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer. Dr. Sullivan is a world leader in the area of breast reconstructive surgery and has performed over 3000 breast reconstruction surgeries since the inception of the CRBS in 2003. He and his partners have pioneered landmark breast reconstruction techniques utilizing the body’s own tissue, including Bilateral SGAP and Hip Flap Reconstruction, Stacked FlapSM, Extended DIEP, Single Stage Composite Breast Reconstruction, BODY LIFT Flap®, and Endoscopic Assisted DIEP Breast Reconstruction. Because of his expertise in the field of reconstructive microsurgery, his practice is the referring destination for very complex reconstructive challenges. Dr. Sullivan is a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Science Center and of the Hospital’s General Surgery internship program. He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU before founding the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous societies including the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as the Louisiana Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the New Orleans Surgical Society. He is an honorary board member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure. He has numerous publications to his credit, with particular emphasis on the newest methods of breast reconstruction, and he has lectured on the same subject. The American Cancer Society has named Dr. Sullivan a Spirit Award Honoree for going above and beyond in the fight against cancer, and for the last 5 consecutive years he was named one of the “Best Doctors in America.”
Dr. Scott Sullivan
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery
Dr. Katherine Williams has been in private practice since 1998 and in St. Tammany Parish since April 2003. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UNO in 1990, and her MD from LSU School of Medicine in 1994. From 1994-1998 she completed her Residency at LSU Medical Center. She is married to Mandeville native, Thad Devier, and has 2 children, Josh and Elise. He is the founder of Devier Construction, a commercial general construction firm. Her hobbies include reading, boating and an array of community services.
  • Achievements Include: Fellow, International Society for the study of Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH), 2015
  • Member, International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM), 2014
  • Board of Commissioners, St. Tammany Parish Hospital, medical staff representative, 2012-Present
  • Chairman of the Louisiana Medical Disclosure Panel, appointment by Governor Jindal, December 2012
  • Chief of Staff St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 2011
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery Certification, 2009
  • Medical Executive Committee for St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 2006 – Present
  • Voted Enterprising Woman of the Year, 2005
  • Gynecare TVT Obturator System Certification, 2005
  • Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2000
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1998
  • Laser Surgery for the Lower Genital Tract Certification, 1998
Dr. Katherine
Center for Women's Health

Southern Institute for Womens' Sexual Health
Dr. Jack (Jay) Emile Saux, III was born in Lubbock, Texas. After his father completed his service in the United States Air Force the family returned home to New Orleans to raise Jay and his two sisters. Jay graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans and completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of New Orleans. He attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans and after completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge began private practice in Napoleonville, Louisiana as an internist. He continued working “down the bayou” teaching at Leonard J. Chabert Hospital in Houma and returned to New Orleans in 1996 to begin a fellowship in oncology at Tulane University Medical Center. He continued teaching internal medicine residents during his fellowship and completed his fellowship in 1998. He began practicing hematology oncology in St. Tammany Parish in the fall of 1998. Dr. Saux cares for patients with many different types of oncologic and hematologic illnesses. After being approached by Dr. Katherine Williams regarding her ideas for a women’s sexual health clinic, he attended the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona and saw the assistance he could provide to many of his patients who have sexual dysfunction. Dr. Saux thinks that invitation from Dr. Williams to participate in the Southern Institute for Women’s Sexual Health by providing consultative advice to women who have a history of cancer, in particular breast cancer, will help women take steps to a more fulfilling life. Appropriate oncological sexual counseling for women with cancer or a history of cancer prior to beginning a course of treatment for sexual dysfunction allows for an informed decision. Knowing the risks and benefits of a particular therapy are paramount in helping women decide how to move forward as they continue to thrive and survive.
Dr. Jay Saux
Northshore Oncology Associates
 Michael C. Powers has successfully licensed over 1,100 franchises globally and conducted franchise business in 14 countries since 2000. He is a certified franchise executive (CFE) since 2005, and a speaker, panelist, and expert advisor for the International Franchise Association (IFA) since 2001.   Michael was appointed to the State of Louisiana district export council in 2012, by the US department of Commerce. Presently, Mike is Managing Director/Equity Partner, Painting with a Twist Franchises located in Mandeville. Painting with a Twist Franchises operates 330+ “paint & sip” studios in 37 states currently and has been ranked the #1 paint & sip studio on the prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise500 list for the past 4 consecutive years and ranked top 20 of the “fastest growing” franchises for the past 3 years. Mike is also Founder of Bittersweet Brands, an equity-based franchise management company specializing in all aspects of franchising (Domestic & International), licensing, and professional business development.   From 2000 - 2012, Mike served as Executive Vice President for Smoothie King Franchises, a New Orleans area based smoothie chain started in Kenner, LA., where Smoothie King from 100 units in 2000, to over 730 globally by 2012. Mike established the International franchising division of Smoothie King in 2003, which ultimately led to the sale of the local chain to its first International partner for $58MM. 
Mike Powers
Business Development & Franchising Consultant Painting with a Twist
Michael Holmes  I have been the Chief Executive Officer for Diagnostic Imaging Services, Inc. for almost eight years. I have been in healthcare in various sectors for over 30 years. I have lived in six states but moved to the New Orleans area in 2009 with my family. My wife grew up on the West Bank, so returning to New Orleans was an easy decision especially since there is crawfish and Mardi Gras. I have a senior daughter at Fontainebleau HS and a sophomore son at Archbishop Hannan HS. Both were adopted from Russia and are biological brother and sister. My wife and have had been married for 21 years. We also have two boxers living with us. I am passionate about helping patients and providers at work who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as prevention of such disease. My company does over 30,000 mammogram procedures a year and certainly thousands of more cancer related studies with our MRI, CT, Nuclear Medicine and other pieces of equipment. Most recently in my professional life, I was asked to take on the challenge of raising funds for the American Cancer Society in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. I am proud to say with the support of 76 friends and family members, I won the challenge by raising over $11,000 and will now be the chair of Real Men Wear Pink in 2017. The real reason behind my passion for helping organizations like You Night is my wife Collette. She has survived five different types of cancer starting with a rare adenoid cystic carcinoma at the age of 17. From the 6,000 rads of radiation she received to cure her of the cancer, she has over the last five years had numerous surgeries from the radiation damage to her thyroids, breasts, skin and ear canal. She has also had issues with teeth and bone deterioration due to the large amount of radiation used to rid her of the first cancer. She is a remarkable women! In fact, Ochsner believes she is the longest living survivor ever of ACC.  
Michael Holmes
Diagnostic Imaging Services
Gayle Reuling had a vision for expanding her talents and creating a unique experience for clients in an inviting atmosphere. With her entrepreneurial spirit, Air Salon & Blow Dry Bar was established in 2012, and it was the first of its kind in Louisiana. Gayle went from a successful one- chair salon in the upstairs attic of her house, to embracing the widely popular blow dry bar concept that is swarming the country. Her husband Mike has always been supportive and encourages her to share her talents and dream with upcoming stylists. Together these two work hand-in-hand to keep their team focused and inspired. They strive to make the culture of Air totally different then your typical salon. As owners they are passionate and supportive to their staff. Stylists’ benefits include health insurance, dental/vision, and paid vacations, as well as working in an atmosphere where the focus is on teamwork rather than competitiveness. Mike and Gayle have an open door policy and love to hear feedback and suggestions from their clients. 
Gayle Lockwood-Reuling
Owner, Air Salon & Blow Dry Bars 
Kelly Villars, PT, DPT, CLT, was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from Southern Adventist University (Tennessee) in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She worked in oncology for 4 years before transferring to cardiac intensive care. After 10 years as a registered nurse, she realized her true passion was in the rehabilitation side of care. Kelly earned her doctorate of physical therapy degree from Slippery Rock University (Pittsburgh) in 2001 and has been practicing on the Northshore since 2002. 
Kelly has pursued advanced studies in myofascial release, functional manual therapy and McKenzie’s mechanical approach to assessment and treatment of the back. She received her certification in lymphedema therapy from Klose Training in 2009. She is widely recognized and known as the Certified Lymphedema Therapist for Rehab Dynamics Physical Therapy in Covington. Kelly has been a Legacy Partner of You Night since 2013.
Kelly and her husband, Rennie, live on the Northshore with children Jessica and Matthew and two dogs!
Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of professional practice, and is the co-owner and founder of The Wellness Studio, LLC. Dr. Rodrigue also has over five years of experience in psychosocial oncology with a focus on young adults, and specializes in grief and bereavement counseling. She spent her first three years at Tulane Cancer Center. While there, she served as a patient navigator, mental health counselor and director of psych-oncology training. She was also responsible for administrative oversight of the social work and counselor master’s level interns, along with her management responsibilities. Before reaching 30 years old, Dr. Rodrigue opened her own business, earned her master’s degree and Ph.D., fought cancer alongside her husband, and founded two cancer-related nonprofit organizations in her husband’s memory. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama, and then went on to the University of New Orleans to receive her Masters and Ph.D. in Counseling. Dr. Rodrigue began and continues a career that utilizes her personal experiences and insight with cancer patients to help others stricken with the disease.
Dr. Mary Kathryn Rodrigue
Licensed Therapist Founder The Wellness Studio
Christy Saia Owenby is the hands-on Founder, Creative Director, and DREAMER of MOXY Company - a marketing company based on the foundation of determination and courage. Her passion is driven by making the impossible dream possible. She founded MOXY Company to assist individuals and companies with marketing, social media, public relations, brand development, and so much more. Her greatest strengths are creativity and drive. If you know Christy, you’ll know she thrives on challenges, particularly those with the goal of expanding an individual or company's reach. She is the first in Louisiana to receive the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network Bronze Fellowship certification where she creates and manages advanced strategic marketing plans for health-related purposes. At the heart of her business is a desire to help ENTREPRENEURS & DREAMERS make dreams a reality.
Christy Owenby
Moxy Company

Dr. Lorrie Powel brings the following qualifications to the Board: (1) emphasis on quality of life research particularly focused on cancer survivors; (2) expertise in health disparities research including sensitivity to culture, language, literacy and health literacy; (3) broad clinical background in medical oncology at comprehensive cancer centers throughout the US. Lorrie is an endowed chair of research in the School of Nursing, at LSUHSC. Since moving to LA, and New Orleans, 3 years ago, Lorrie has also been involved in research focused on increasing access to cancer care for minority and underserved cancer survivors in Louisiana. 
Lorrie Powel

Survivorship Studies/ LSU Health School of Nursing
Angelle Albright is the Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Chemo Beanies, which supplies head coverings to women who are undergoing treatment for cancer, a company she co-created with her niece after battling cancer herself. She graduated from Loyola University with a BA in Mass Communications.  She worked as Chief News Editor at WVUE until moving to the Northshore in 1992, where she taught English and Journalism at St. Scholastica Academy  Angelle freelances as a branding expert for independent businesses.  She is a photographer, videographer, speaker, social media expert, and a Huffington Post Blogger.     She is married to Dr. Anthony Albright, and has three children, Zachary (Princeton ’18), Spencer (Spring Hill ’20), and Julia (Saint Scholastica ’19).
Angelle Albright
Chief Marketing Officer

Chemo Beanies
Rich Mauti is a member of Mauti, Meredith Scoggin Properties and has been a You Night Legacy Partner since 2015, donating a portion of his "Rich Mauti Tennis Classic" proceeds to You Night. Rich served as the M.C. at the You Night St .Tammany 2016 Patron Party in August, and helped M.C. the St Tammany 2016 Runway Show and Celebration.  
Rich Mauti

Rich Mauti Cancer Foundation