Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is pleased to announce that Bernadette Pickett has been appointed to the TGMC Board of Commissioners.
Pickett has a passion for being involved in her community. She graduated from Xavier University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English. Upon graduating from Xavier, she was awarded a fellowship to the University of New Orleans where she pursued a Master of Arts Degree in Urban Government and City Politics. She entered Southern University Law School where she was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 1993. Pickett is an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) for Terrebonne Parish, Executive Director of the Terrebonne Children’s Advocacy Center, Victim Advocate for the District Attorney’s Office and also oversees the operations of the Family Services Unit and the Truancy Reduction Intervention Program. In her capacity as an ADA for Terrebonne Parish, Bernadette was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court and the first DWI Court in Louisiana.
“We are excited to announce Mrs. Pickett as a member of TGMC’s Board of Commissioners,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “We look forward to the knowledge, expertise, and experience she will bring to her role as the board strengthens its partnerships within our community and TGMC continues to provide exceptional healthcare services to Southeast Louisiana.”
“The reason I wanted to join the Board of Commissioners is that I love helping and serving others. I like talking to people and being involved in groups where people don't mind working and sharing the experiences they have learned along the way,” explains Pickett. “What a wonderful world this would be if people shared their wisdom, admitted what they don't know and opened their minds to learn from others. I'm just trying to do my part.”
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