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Executive Leadership

Meet the Professionals Who Shape Our Care

We are proud of our team’s dedication to complete, quality healthcare. That dedication starts at the top with our executive team, whose members guide our operations and the care we provide to the residents of north Louisiana. Get to know these leaders.

Leo Seoane, MD, Interim CEO, Ochsner LSU Health System

As interim chief executive officer, Dr. Leo Seoane oversees our healthcare delivery system in our hospitals, primary care centers, urgent cares, as well as our ambulatory surgery and diagnostic centers. Dr. Seoane brings a strong combination of experience in healthcare, academics, research and leadership to Ochsner LSU Health

He is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, completed an internship at the University of Birmingham Medical Center and residency at LSUHSC New Orleans. He joined Ochsner in 2002 following a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Lung Transplant fellowship through a combined LSU Health New Orleans and Ochsner Medical Center program. Since that time, Dr. Seoane held many leadership roles. Dr. Seoane is also the Sr. Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Ochsner Health and the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Academics for LSU Health Shreveport.

Chris Mangin, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - Academic Medical Center

Chris Mangin oversees the daily operations of our flagship hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center - our Academic Medical Center.

Chris has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare administrative leadership roles and successfully led our St. Mary Medical Center as CEO for two years. He holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Louisiana State University - Shreveport and a Master of Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

Riley Waddell, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport - St. Mary Medical Center

As chief executive officer of our St. Mary Medical Center, Riley Waddell oversees daily operations and ensures that all our teams have the resources needed to provide the care our patients expect and deserve, and promotes safety and satisfaction with all we do.

Riley has over 10 years of experience in hospital administration. He also performed a vital role in the OB/GYN and pediatric inpatient services move from our Academic Medical Center to our St. Mary Medical Center campus and has continued as a key leader for the hospital. Riley holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.

Mark Randolph, CEO, Ochsner LSU Health in Monroe

Mark Randolph oversees the Ochsner LSU Health healthcare delivery system in Monroe, Louisiana including our Monroe Medical Center, as its Chief Executive Officer.

Under Mark's leadership, our system has expanded with several outpatient clinics in the Monroe and West Monroe area. He brings nearly 15 years of experience in senior healthcare leadership and has held positions at our Academic Medical Center for more than 30 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in cardiopulmonary sciences and a Master of Business Administration degree from LeTourneau University.


Charles "Chuck" Fox, MD, Ochsner LSU Health System Chief Medical Officer

As chief medical officer, Chuck Fox, MD, oversees all medical operations of the Academic Medical Center. Dr. Fox received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans in 1989.

He completed his residency training in Anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, 1997. He also serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs at LSU Health Shreveport as well as President and CEO for the Ochsner LSU Physician Group Learn more about Dr. Fox.

Michael O’Neal, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center

Michael O’Neal oversees medical operations at Monroe Medical Center as the hospital’s chief medical officer. Dr. O’Neal specializes in internal medicine with a focus in hospital medicine.

Dr. O’Neal is a native of West Monroe, Louisiana, and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Learn more about Dr. O’Neal.


LaTashia Upton, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center

LaTashia Upton oversees the medical operation of the St. Mary Medical Center campus in Shreveport as the hospital's chief medical officer. Dr. Upton is a board-certified OB/GYN and a native of Shreveport, Louisiana.

She earned her medical doctorate at LSU Health Science Center, where she also completed her residency. Dr. Upton has over 8 years of experience in her practice with Ochsner LSU Health. Learn more about Dr. Upton.

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