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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.

Chuck Daigle, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Ochsner LSU Health System

As interim chief executive officer, Chuck Daigle oversees our healthcare delivery system in our hospitals, primary care centers, urgent cares, as well as our ambulatory surgery and diagnostic centers. brings more than two decades of experience in healthcare management and health insurance, including roles as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Willis Knighton Health System in Shreveport, and as vice president of management and professional services at Our Lake of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He served as a member of the executive committee and board chairman for the Louisiana Hospital Association, and as a board member for Vizient/VHA Gulf States, among several others. Mr. Daigle earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees of business administration from Louisiana State University.

Chris Mangin, Chief Executive Officer, 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, Chief Executive Officer, 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, Chief Executive Officer, 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.

Steve Randall, Chief Operating Officer, Ochsner LSU Health System

As COO, Steve Randall has responsibility of overseeing the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe and coordinating activities between the LSU Health Sciences Center. He has operational responsibility for Ochsner LSU Health Physician Group, clinic and outpatient locations throughout North Louisiana, service line operations (areas such as primary care, urgent care, orthopedics, oncology, hospital medicine, urology), NLA patient flow/access center, business development, new programs, services and acquisitions, as well as provider development/recruitment.

In 2022, Steve was honored to receive the “Ochsner Division Executive Leader of the Year” award. Steve brings 25 years of experience in executive healthcare management at integrated health systems, including roles in Texas within Methodist Healthcare System (San Antonio), Columbia, HCA, Triad, The Physicians Centre and Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport. Steve Randall holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from LSU-Shreveport and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity 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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