Senior Leadership Team
Takeisha Davis, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Davis has spent the last ten years at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) where she served as the Director of the Center for Community and Preventive Health, Medical Director and Assistant State Health Officer for the Office of Public Health (OPH).
Dr. Davis is a New Orleans native who earned a Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, has extensive experience in clinical care, community engagement and healthcare systems management.
C.J. Marbley, RN
Vice President of Patient Care / Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Prior to joining the New Orleans East Hospital, he served in various administrative and clinical capacities within the LCMC health systems and the Heart Hospital in the New Orleans area. Prior to moving to New Orleans, CJ spent 23 years working in the Washington, DC and Baltimore area at DC General Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Chesapeake Medical Staffing Agency, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. CJ started his career as a ED trauma nurse and later transitioned to ICU. CJ has also served as ED Director, ICU/CCU Manager, Director of Marketing and Recruitment, and Senior Director of Perioperative and Invasive Services. As Chief Nursing Officer, CJ is responsible for collaboratively providing direction, leadership and management for nursing and patient care services.
CJ is a native of Houston, TX, and went on to attend Howard University in Washington, DC for his BSN, and Stevenson University in Baltimore for his graduate studies.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Prior to his role at New Orleans East Hospital, Danté served as the Project Consultant for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) Shared Services Division. He has also served as the first FMOLHS Administrative Fellow with a concentration in Materials Management, Process Improvement, and Hospital Activation; Administrative Resident at Tulane Medical Center; and Administrative Resident at HCA’s Delta Division.
Danté has successfully led many hospital and system wide initiatives, including system wide pharmacy wholesaler distribution conversion, joint commission readiness, and business development.
Danté received a Bachelor of Science from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from Tulane University.
Director Human ResourcesPrior to joining New Orleans East Hospital, Brion Stanford served as the Human Resources Director of Merit Health in Biloxi, Mississippi. He has 17 years of healthcare management experience, working in the Human Resource department for both for-profit and not-for-profit hospital systems. Brion also previously served in the human resources departments of Whitney National Bank, Hibernia National Bank, and Lockheed-Martin, here in New Orleans. Brion is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Brion received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Marketing and Finance.
Ritchie Dupre, MBA, CRA, R.T. (R) (CV) (QM), CMPE
AVP of Business Development and Physician Services
Ritchie Dupre possesses over 25 years of progressive health care leadership. Prior to joining New Orleans East Hospital, Ritchie served in various roles with Ochsner Health System including Radiology Administrator, COO, CEO and System Vice-President.
After serving his country in the United States Army’s 101st Airborne Division for 5 years, Ritchie earned both his undergrad and his Master’s Degrees in Business Administration at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Ritchie is a Certified Radiology Administrator (CRA); he also holds Radiology certifications in Diagnostic Radiology, Cardiovascular-Interventional Technology, and Quality Management. Additionally, Ritchie is a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE).