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.
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.
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.
Theresa “Reecee” Lanier
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.
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.
Elizabeth Wisner, M.D.