Emergency Medical Technician
Martinsville Rescue Squad
Former Executive Director
Lou served as President of the Board of Trustees since 2011 to 2018. During Lou’s tenure as President: Bonnie Brae received outstanding evaluations from the Joint Commission and the American Association of Children’s Residential Treatment Centers and continue to presently. He initiated the renovation of the four McNally cottages and was instrumental in bringing solar power and sustainability to Bonnie Brae’s campus. Lou recognized the need to increase our capacity for treatment and housing and was the driving force behind the development of the Osborne Family Resource Center and the Conscious Kids Cottage projects.
Lou has spent many hours on Bonnie Brae’s campus with a particular focus on student education. He lobbied Verizon to purchase electronic blackboards for our classrooms and in March of 2013 represented his employer, Verizon Communications in receiving the award for Outstanding Service from the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers (AACRC).
Lou credits his ‘Bonnie Brae formation’ to his exposure to the staff and children on campus both when they first arrive and when they are ready to leave. “There is no greater feeling than to see a child who was in trouble and desperate grow into a bright and successful young adult”. A devoted husband, father and friend, Lou is a true champion of Bonnie Brae’s youth and the staff who serve them.