LCMC Health is excited to announce John Pourciau as the new Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs for the health system. In this role, Pourciau will be responsible for supporting governmental relations, fostering strategic partnerships, and developing innovative initiatives for the health system effective January 3.
Pourciau brings nearly 15 years of healthcare and government relations experience to the LCMC Health team. Prior to joining in the organization, Pourciau served the New Orleans community as Chief of Staff for LaToya Cantrell in her positions as Mayor and District B Councilmember. Throughout his years of public service, Pourciau provided high-level local and state legislative oversight and advised the city on key programs including the Fair Share Initiative, affordable housing policy development, and other priorities. Pourciau’s proven leadership will provide an added level of strategic counsel and community support to help enhance healthcare for individuals and families throughout Louisiana.
“We are thrilled to welcome John to our LCMC Health family,” said Ayame Dinkler, LCMC Health Chief Administrative Officer. “Along with his vast experience in city leadership, John is well versed in healthcare and governmental policy and shares our commitment to improving health. He brings a wealth of strategic expertise to our strong and diverse team of healthcare leaders and we look forward to his valuable contributions.”
Pourciau has enjoyed a robust career in public service influencing initiatives such as voter outreach, public health, criminal justice reform and more. His experience also includes addressing pertinent issues including healthcare access, social justice, and government affairs in both the public and private sector. Pourciau’s extensive experience will lend greatly to the LCMC Health team.
“Serving the public has been one of the most gratifying aspects of my career and I am incredibly proud to continue this important work at LCMC Health – an organization committed to quality healthcare for all New Orleanians,” said Pourciau. “I look forward to collaborating with a team of passionate professionals and engaged leaders to help make a meaningful impact on the future of healthcare in this city and beyond.”
John earned a bachelor’s in Political Science from Amherst College and a juris doctor from Beasley School of Law at Temple University.