RMHC-SLA Board of Directors
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of South Louisiana is governed by a talented and dedicated all-volunteer board of directors. Our board members offer a wealth of personal and professional experience and RMHC-SLA heavily relies on their guidance and leadership.
2019 RMHC-SLA Board Officers:
Cheryl Egan, President
Cheryl Egan has over 30 years of progressive experience in the field of Human Resources with many companies in both the public and private sector including McDonald’s Corporation, the Louisiana Gaming Authority, Jefferson Parish Mental Health Authority and AT&T Wireless. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Cheryl’s volunteer community involvement includes the Ronald McDonald House of South Louisiana as a member of the Board of Directors, the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem Templar Priory, and New Orleans Dress for Success. She has also served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the State of Louisiana, representing children placed in the foster care program. Cheryl’s passion for serving children and families in need supports the mission of all of these organizations.
Paul Tuennerman, Vice President, Internal Affairs
Paul G. Tuennerman brings 38 years of progressive experience in the hospitality industry and a distinguished record of accomplishments in both operations and development. Most recently, Paul served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Raising Cane’s Restaurants, where he led a variety of business development initiatives for the casual restaurant chain with 307 restaurants across 21 states and the Middle East. Before that, Paul served as Vice President of Piccadilly Restaurants in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Paul participated in RMHC-SLA’s Men In Kilts 2017 fundraiser, winning the crown of the “King of the Kilts” for his efforts. Paul and his wife Ann live in New Orleans.
Mike Flynn, Treasurer
Mike Flynn is a CPA and a partner with the regional accounting firm of Carrigee Moore Levy & Flynn LLP. He has been in public accounting since his graduation from the University of New Orleans in 1983 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. Mike’s clients consist of McDonald’s owner/operators, retail, professionals, and contractors, and his services consist of tax planning and compliance, financial reporting and business consultation. Mike and his wife, Cathy, live in Metairie with their two children, Bailey and Evan.
Jason Richoux, Vice President, External Affairs
Jason Richoux is McDonald’s Account Manager with the Appleyard Agency and has served on the RMHC-SLA executive committee since 2008. Jason also serves as the chairman of the annual Ronald McDonald House Golf Classic. Prior to joining McDonald’s Corporation in 2013, Jason worked for Moroch Partners as an account supervisor leading the local McDonald’s advertising since 2007. After graduating from McNeese State in 2002, Jason attended the University of New Orleans where he received his MBA with a concentration in marketing. Jason lives in Mandeville with his wife Melissa and three children: Landon, Lanah, and Lucy.
Carl Allen “Trey” Woods, Secretary
Trey Woods is an attorney and president of the board of directors of the Red Shoe Society of New Orleans. He is a Court Appoint Special Advocate (CASA) for children in Orleans Parish and is also the Louisiana Board of Governors representative for the New Lawyers Division of the American Association of Justice. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Leah.
Don Bonewitz is a New Orleans area native. He taught and coached football and baseball in the Jefferson Parish school system for 21 years. Don’s passion for serving people and the community extends past his involvement with RMHC-SLA to the Louisiana Special Olympics Summer Games and Fourth & Forty for Lauren Valdin as well as many other charitable and professional organizations. He lives in Metairie with his wife, Janice.
Tony Herques is a past-president of RMHC-SLA’s board of directors. He is on the board of the Terrebonne General Medical Center Foundation and president of Max Foods Management, the owner/operator of 15 area McDonald’s locations in southeastern Louisiana. Tony is also president of the New Orleans McDonald’s Advertising Co-op. He and his wife, Char, have two sons and live in Houma.
Nicole Houin is from the greater New Orleans area and works for The Domain Companies, a Real Estate Development and Investment Firm. She currently lives in Gretna with her husband, Timothy. For the past 6 years, she has had several roles with Domain in New Orleans and has been dedicated to their MyCommunity program, a program that allows opportunities for employees and tenants to make a difference in their communities. With this program, Nicole has participated in many RMHC activities including dinners for the house and fundraisers such as the Summer Soiree. Through this partnership, Nicole discovered a passion for helping the organization and supporting the mission of RMHC-SLA.
Brian T. Landry
Brian is a past-president of RMHC-SLA’s Board of Directors with more than 25 years of service on its board. He retired from Children’s Hospital LCMC Health in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Public Affairs, and Development after 30 years of service. Brian currently serves as Secretary for Patient Services, Inc., a national not-for-profit that provides financial support to patients with rare chronic illnesses, as well as on the boards of the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans and North Shore, that provide kids with special needs the opportunity to play baseball and other sports in organized leagues. As a retiree, Brian plays the trumpet and golf and enjoys quality time with his wife, Charlotte, and their daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
Jill LeBlanc is the Area Real Estate Manager for McDonald’s Corporate, covering Louisiana and Mississippi. Jill has lived in New Orleans since locating here after college, and has been involved in the New Orleans community for years. She was a member of Jr. League and, among other projects, worked with Café Reconcile, Christmas in October, and Boo at the Zoo. Jill was very involved in her children’s schools- primarily Holy Name obtaining items for the annual auction. She is a board member of her neighborhood and is a team member of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build. She has 3 grown children and lives in Metairie.
M. Peter Roy
M. Peter Roy is a Broker/Principal of SiteMatters, LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. Long-active in the community, Peter has served as a volunteer project organizer at New Orleans City Park, as captain of Jesuit High School’s annual parents fund drive, and as chairman of the Algiers Community Green Volunteer Team Initiative. He also volunteers for fund-raising initiatives at the Good Shepherd Nativity School for inner-city youth-at-risk. Peter and his wife, Jamie, live in Metairie.
Michael Valluzzo is a 4th Generation McDonald’s Owner/ Operator born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He, his father, and brother operate restaurants across South Louisiana and into Mississippi. He attended the University of Notre Dame where he received a degree in Finance as well as English. He is a Junior Achievement educator and is a past board member of Volunteers in Public Schools. He and his wife, Celeste, are involved in their church and have three young children, John Michael, Luke, and Isabelle.