Our Leadership

Rock Bordelon

Rock Bordelon

President and Chief Executive Officer

Rock Bordelon is the President and CEO of Allegiance Health Management. Mr. Bordelon brings operational expertise along with professional clinical experience to the acute and post-acute healthcare industry. Mr. Bordelon’s unique background in nursing, case management, medical facility management, and developing his own company has given him a background to structure Allegiance Health Management as a company that focuses on patient care, access, and overall accountability in community health.  Mr. Bordelon is the driving force behind the strategic initiatives of AHM. He is a visionary leader and an advocate for healthcare accessibility, rural healthcare, and quality patient care. Mr. Bordelon serves on the governing board for all affiliated facilities. 

Mr. Bordelon’s clinical knowledge brings insightful leadership to the corporation with a drive for continually improving services, advocating for patients, and developing rural health facilities. One of his main focuses is to change the face of rural health care so we can provide quality patient care throughout rural areas. He promotes from within facilities and inspires and empowers staff to allow local leadership and commitment involvement on a local level. 

Mr. Bordelon leads the organization’s strategic direction and its relationships with external constituents, including elected and government officials, the community and the public. He is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of an integrated enterprise-wide strategy in Louisiana, and surrounding states. His guidance has established Allegiance as a foundation in rural healthcare and he will continue the mission to change the face of rural healthcare.

Don Cameron

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cameron designs and implements business strategies, plans, and procedures. Mr. Cameron sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth that promotes the company culture and vision of accessible quality healthcare throughout rural areas. Mr. Cameron oversees daily operations of the company, the work of executives, develops leadership to encourage maximum performance.  He evaluates, analyzes and interprets data to ensure hospital operations are streamlined and assists in developing regional healthcare networks that are community oriented. Mr. Cameron safeguards and augments the efficiency of the company’s operations to facilitate accelerating development and long-term success.

Mr. Cameron is a visionary who participates in the development of the system’s strategic plan, challenges the status quo to develop healthcare in rural areas.  By developing a system focused on the operational and patient experience he has ensured the delivery of exceptional care throughout Allegiance Health Managements systems. Mr. Cameron believes that hospitals are about the community and should be a supporting partner in their communities.   

Mr. Cameron is a native of Louisiana and has over 35 years of executive management experience in a variety of healthcare positions. He began his healthcare career in 1981 with Humana, one of the nation's largest acute care systems. In the Humana system he served as AED-Finance for several facilities and held a Regional Finance position over twenty-two acute and behavioral health facilities in three states. Mr. Cameron had his own healthcare consulting company prior to joining AHM. He serves on the governing board for all affiliated medical facilities of Allegiance Health Management. He has established himself in the medical executive forum as a strategic developer of medical operations, innovation in rural healthcare accessibility and awareness, team building, and implementing operational improvements. He is involved with each facility to establish leadership and community accountability for each of the hospitals affiliated with Allegiance.

Scott Markstrom

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Markstrom is responsible for the oversight of key financial areas including financial strategy, financial reporting, investment and performance, the revenue cycle of Allegiance Healthcare Management, and its affiliated facilities. Mr. Markstrom has over 20 years of financial experience in various positions and holds a distinguished background in large complex healthcare organizations. Prior to joining Allegiance Health Management, he worked for a large Fortune 500 company as well as owning/operating his own healthcare ventures. Scott has worked in numerous facets of the healthcare industry including: Acute, Critical Access, LTAC, Physical Rehab, Psychiatric, Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Independent Living, DME, as well as Orthotic and Prosthetics. Prior to joining Allegiance Health Management, Scott was the VP of Accounting for a National Nursing Home and Independent/Assisted Living company in multiple states.

Mr. Markstrom has a distinguished and unique background with experience in both the medical and financial industries that gives him valuable insight into the business and medical functions of Allegiance Health Management. He is a leader with demonstrated ability in prioritizing complex projects in all facets of financial services and being able to change management while improving both financial and operating performance. He serves on the Governing Board for Allegiance Health Management.

Richard Reynolds

Vice President of Legal Affairs

Mr. Reynolds is the Vice President of Legal Affairs and oversees the corporate legal department. Mr. Reynolds started his career in 1981 and comes to AHM after a 25-year career in private law practice. Throughout his career he has specialized in all areas of corporate law with a major emphasis on corporate reorganization. He holds the prestigious "AV" rating from Martindale Hubble; a peer review designation signifying excellence in legal skills and ethical conduct. 

Mr. Reynolds has assisted and played a key role in the expansion of Allegiance Healthcare Management and assisting the mission to provide accessible rural healthcare across, Louisiana and Arkansas.
 

Dick Merk

Executive Vice President & Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. Merk is the Executive President and the Vice President of Human Resources, he has over 44 years of senior management experience in a variety of positions and specialties. His experience and knowledge make him an incredibly valuable asset in the human resource arena. Mr. Merk supports each individual facility in daily operations with advance expertise in changing management, recruitment, policy, and employee relations.

During his time as Vice President of Human Resources he has helped lead companywide initiatives targeted at maximizing the company’s customer focus by expanding awareness of employees and contribution at every level within the organization to increase employee retention.

Meeting the President of the United States and the Governor of Louisiana

Our CEO, Rock Bordelon, and his lovely wife Kristi, recently had the privilege of meeting the President of the United States and the Governor of Louisiana to discuss the future of healthcare in our country and in Louisiana!