Todd Eppler is the Chief Executive Officer for DeSoto Regional Health System. Todd grew up in Natchitoches, LA and after graduating from Natchitoches Central High School in 1982 attended Northwestern State for 2 years before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force.His Air Force career began as an avionic communications system technician in Alaska.During his Alaskan assignment he completed his bachelorís degree in business administration and earned a commission to serve as in the health care administration field.Todd achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and his Air Force journey culminated at Barksdale AFB, LA, after 21 years of service.
Todd also earned a masterís degree in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Upon retiring from the Air Force, Toddís goal was to settle in the Shreveport area and complete a second career in health care management.He successfully earned a position with Willis-Knighton Health System and after serving 18 months as Assistant Vice President for Support Services, he was selected to lead Springhill Medical Center (SMC) as Chief Executive Officer.He led SMC for almost five years before taking his current position as CEO at DeSoto Regional Health System.
Todd met his wife (Janet) while working at Willis-Knighton and they were married in July 2012.Todd and Janet live in Bossier City and have four grown children and three beautiful grandchildren between them.
Chief Nurse Executive: Vernadine Mitchell, RN
Vernadine Mitchell is the Chief Nurse Executive for DeSoto Regional Health System in Mansfield, Louisiana. She has been employed at DRHS since January 29, 2007. Mrs. Mitchell has more than 40 years nursing experience with 30 solid years in nursing management. She received her Diploma in Nursing in 1969, Bachelor Degree in Health Arts in 1992, and received her Master of Science in Health Administration Services in 2003. She currently resides in Bossier City.
Vice President of Ancillary Services,
Daniel Campbell, BSRT(R)(CT),RDMS,RDCS,RVT
Daniel Campbell is Vice President of Ancillary Services at DeSoto Regional Health System. He has been employed at DRHS since July 1991. Mr. Campbell has over 22 years of healthcare experience and 15 years in management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology from University of Louisiana Monroe, and is credentialed in computed tomography, general ultrasound, cardiac ultrasound and vascular ultrasound. He currently resides near Converse Louisiana with his wife Julie and children Dylan and Kaitlyn.