Miranda Parker - Executive Director

Miranda is the Executive Director at the Hospice Foundation of the South and the Hospice House. She has been with the foundation since July of 2013. Miranda is a 2017 graduate of Pearl River Community College; receiving her Associates of Art with a focus on business and marketing. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree at the Mississippi State University.

Through her job and in her personal time, she enjoys being a part of several organizations. She is currently the President of the Camellia City Kiwanis Club, a member of the Slidell Women’s Health Alliance, Women of Infinite Possibilities, Emerging Young Professionals, What You Give Will Grow and Leadership Northshore class of 2018. She is also the co-founder of LOSS Love, a project that supplies care packages for child survivors of suicide in St. Tammany Parish. 

She is the proud mom of three daughters; Sara 18, Carleigh 16, and Sophie 9.


Assistant Director

Cheryl Loyacano Scaglione


Cheryl  joined the Hospice Foundation in October of this year.  Originally from Chalmette, has been a resident of Slidell since 2004. Previously the Director of Open Arms Community Center, part of Open Arms Ministries in Slidell.    She has an Associate's degree in merchandising and retail management from Nicholls State university where she was a little sister for TKE fraternity.   She is a graduate of Leadership Northshore and loves giving back to her community by volunteering  for The Real Man of St. Tammany and previously volunteering at the Crawfish Cook, Northshore on Tap, Wine and Dine non-profit fundraisers which benefit the Hospice House.  She is looking forward to expanding opportunities at Hospice Foundation of the South-Hospice House.
She is married to Mark Scaglione and has two children: Reed 24 and Mya 20.


Board of Directors

Our board of directors are strictly volunteers that take time out of their lives to help with the organization and executive level decisions for the house.  We would like to thank and recognize each member for their time and effort in making the Hospice House what it is today.

Mark Meyers

Mark Myers - President


Mark Myers is an Attorney, Mediator and Arbitrator with his own Alternative Dispute Resolution company.  Based in Southeast Louisiana, Mark regularly mediates and arbitrates throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico.  In addition to his civic service to the Hospice Foundation, Mark is a board member (former Chair) of Leadership Northshore, Chair of the Board of Commissioners of the Northshore Harbor Center, Treasurer (and former Chair) of the Board of Commissioners of the St Tammany Tourist & Convention Commission, and Chair of the Civil Service Board of Commissioners for St Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1.  Professionally, he is the Chair of the ADR Council of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a member of the National Board of Directors of the Association of Attorney-Mediators.  Mark is married to Vickie Myers, with 2 adult children, Sarah and Jacob.  

Chris Kaufmann

Chris Kaufmann - Vice President


Chris Kaufmann is the Fire Chief for St. Tammany Fire District #1 and has been with the department for over 29 ½ years. He started his fire department career as a firefighter, and has risen through the ranks serving as Firefighter, Operator, Fire Inspector, Chief of Fire Prevention, and Chief of Administration before becoming Fire Chief in 2014. As Fire Chief, he oversees the full day to day operations which include an 18-million-dollar budget, and 168 employees.

Chris received an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Delgado Community College. He has also received numerous certifications within the field. Chris continues to learn and educate himself by attending seminars and classes. 

Chief Kaufmann is involved in numerous community and charitable organizations. Chris serves on the public policy committee with the East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce. Since 202015, he has served as president of the St. Tammany Fire Chiefs Association. He is serving his 3rd term as chairman of the Board of Directors for United Way in St. Tammany and has been a board member for 14 years. He has also been a board member with STARC for 10 years and is currently the vice-president with the Hospice Foundation of the South, where he has been a board member for 10 years. In collaboration with the Junior Auxiliary of Slidell, Chris helped to create the outreach program “Know your child” in 2015.

Chris has been married to his wife Pam for 31 years. They have two sons Blaine (25) and Bryce (22). Chris enjoys spending time with his family, helping others through his non-profit work, and fitness.

William Shipley

William Shipley - Treasurer

 Bill was born and raised on a farm in Indiana.  He is a retired Cryptologist, after serving 24 years in the U.S. Navy.   Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.  Bill has been a Board of Director for the Council on Aging St. Tammany, he currently is a Board of Director for the Hospice Foundation of the South and is currently the Past President of Leadership Slidell Northshore Alumni Association.  Bill currently works as a Program Analyst for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.  Bill is married to Ms. Wendy Shipley and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren. 


Victoria Langlinais – Secretary

Victoria Langlinais is the Advertising & Publicity Manager for Silver Slipper Casino Hotel. She’s approaching 10 years with the company. The job has given her many opportunities to get involved in the St. Tammany Parish community including many local non-profits like Hospice House. Her background in Marketing allows her to assist the organizations with the creation of Marketing materials for events and branding purposes. Victoria is currently the Secretary for Hospice House and has been a board member since 2016.


Mike Servante – Past President


Mike Sevante is a lawyer in the Civil Division of the District Attorney’s Office for the 22nd Judicial District in St. Tammany Parish. He provides legal services to the Parish Council and parish agencies.

He joined parish government in the year 2000 as the council’s administrator. In this role, he oversaw daily operations of the parish council office and acted as the council’s liaison to parish departments, agencies, and community organizations. He transitioned to being a parish council attorney in 2013.

Mike grew up in New Orleans and attended De La Salle High School. He graduated from Southern University Law Center, holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southeastern Louisiana University, and a Public Administration degree from the University of Mississippi.

He and his wife, Sandy, live on the water in Lacombe, where they enjoy boating and fishing, and are parishioners of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.


Lisa Abshire - Board Member


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Audrey Baker

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Tony Beau

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Chip Brockhaus - Board Member

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Shirley Deluzain - Board Member

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Ellen LaRocca - Board Member

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Sharon Newton - Board Member

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Stacey Ruiz - Board Member


Stacey Prinz Ruiz is a Vice President of Hancock Whitney Bank located at the Slidell Financial Center and has been with the company since 1981.  She is a currently a Board member of Hospice Foundation of the South and past Treasurer, member of East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Leadership Alumni.   Stacey is married to Robert Ruiz, with 2 children and 2 grandchildren.