More than 40 Employees Celebrated at Pennington Biomedical Service Award Luncheon

Jan. 23, 2023

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Service AwardsBATON ROUGE – On Friday, Jan. 20, the Pennington Biomedical recognized employees celebrating years of service milestones for their tenure at the center. A total of 44 employees were honored, including two recognized for 30 years of service.

“We are here today to recognize the many contributions you have all made to Pennington over the years and I would like to thank you for what you do for Pennington every day,” said Dr. John Kirwan, Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical. “These awards are a recognition of your dedication, longevity, and of course your contribution to our mission of working to discover new ways to improve the health of our state, nation and beyond. On behalf of Pennington, I want you to know that you are thoroughly appreciated. We thank you sincerely for everything you do.”

           The 2022 service awards recognized the following employees:

30-Year Awardees:

  • Hans-Rudi Berthoud
  • Dwayne Lambert

25-Year Awardees:

  • Scott Bertrand
  • Eric LeBlanc
  • Dawn Turner

20-Year Awardees:

  • Evest Broussard
  • Lisa Dalfrey
  • Corby Martin
  • Aimee Stewart
  • Tiffany Stewart

15-Year Awardees:

  • Heather Brady
  • Ji Suk Chang
  • Bridget Conner
  • Claudia Kruger
  • Sheletta Donatto
  • Melissa Harris
  • William Johnson
  • Claudia Kappen
  • Peter Katzmarzyk
  • Emily Mire
  • Ronald Monce
  • Kori Murray
  • John Ruth
  • Michael Salbaum
  • Renee Stelzer
  • Aubrey Windham

10-Year Awardees:

  • John Apolzan
  • San Chu
  • Daniel Hsia
  • Leigh Lamonica
  • Michelle Magee
  • Candice Myers
  • Candida Rebello
  • Celeste Waguespack

5-Year Awardees:

  • Timothy Allerton
  • Katelyn Atkins
  • Kimberly Banks
  • Emily Bordelon
  • Alison Carville
  • Mark Fryoux
  • Floyd Hodoh
  • Sydney Jones
  • Dereck Kibodeaux
  • Kathryn Legett
  • Phillip Nauta
  • Chulhong Park
  • Thaddeus Sechrist
  • Sara Webb

About the Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is at the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the triggers of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia. The Center architected the national “Obecity, USA” awareness and advocacy campaign to help solve the obesity epidemic by 2040. The Center conducts basic, clinical, and population research, and is affiliated with LSU.

The research enterprise at Pennington Biomedical includes over 480 employees within a network of 40 clinics and research laboratories, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Its scientists and physician/scientists are supported by research trainees, lab technicians, nurses, dietitians, and other support personnel. Pennington Biomedical a state-of-the-art research facility on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge.

For more information, see

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
6400 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808