Scott Boudreaux is the CEO of Avala. Scott possesses strong executive leadership skills and has experience in hospital administration, operations, and finance. He has been a leader in healthcare in the region, state and on a national level.
Mr. Boudreaux has served in administrative roles at healthcare facilities across the nation including Universal Health Services, Tenet, Lifepoint, Ochsner Health Systems and more recently the Louisiana Heart Hospital.
Mr. Boudreaux serves on the Executive Boards of ACCESS, Kickin’ Parkinson’s, and Grace Adventures and sits on the Northshore Business Council. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Trinity Church Men’s group. He also is a past Chairman of the Northshore Healthcare Alliance.
Mr. Boudreaux earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of New Orleans.
Mike Maurin serves as the CFO of Avala. Mike brings over 30 years of healthcare financial management experience, and has an impressive work ethic. “I love working in an environment like Avala where you can utilize your education and experience to impact quality of care without an enormous amount of red tape which you might find in a larger health system.”
Mr. Maurin has specialized in Healthcare and Banking, as an auditor with Deliotte, and has been in the CFO role at Methodist Behavioral Resources. He has also held positions as Director of Revenue Cycle at Methodist Hospital as well as Controller. Mr. Maurin boarded Avala in March 2017, after 10 years as the CFO at Southern Surgical Hospital in Slidell, Louisiana.
Originally, from New Orleans, Mr. Maurin moved to Lacombe where he raised three children with his wife Kelly. Mr. Maurin is a member of the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana and is on the Finance Council for St. John of the Cross Catholic Church.
Mr. Maurin earned a BBA from Loyola University, majoring in Accounting.
Ross Hebert was recently selected as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Avala. Prior to joining Avala, Hebert worked at Our Lady of the Lake as Director of Surgical Services.
He received his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He has a diverse clinical background from a level 2 trauma center and passion for patient-centered care.
Charise Drouant, Vice President of Business Development, has worked in healthcare for over 17 years. She provides leadership in working with senior team members and clinical service lines in identifying, analyzing and leading business development, marketing and planning initiatives.
Her sense of honesty, integrity and caring create the ability to inspire and motivate others at all levels of the organization.
Charise is married to Fred Drouant, Jr. They have three children, Gabrielle, Garrett and Samantha. They live in Covington, Louisiana. Charise enjoys the times of year when all three of her children are under one roof, spending time with family and friends, and watching college sports.
Eddy Vargas SHRM-CP, PHR is the Director of Human Resources and Ancillary Services at Avala. Mr. Vargas has a passion for culture, engagement and communication within our Avala organization.
Mr. Vargas has a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration of Management from Southeastern Louisiana University and will pursue his MHA in 2019. Previously, Eddy was the Director of Human Resources at a Baton Rouge Facility.