Sterling Surgical Who We Are Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team


Chief of Staff, Board of Directors
Phone: 985.882.4500

Dr. Rex S. Houser is a skilled Neurologist with experience in the treatment and management of chronic pain. Widely respected for his experience in the field, Dr. Houser effectively diagnoses and treats neurological disorders and the chronic pain that can often become associated with such conditions.

Dr. Houser received his B.A. in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin before focusing his studies on a Pre-Med degree from the University of New Orleans. He graduated from medical school in 1998 from the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, and then completed an Internship at Charity Hospital before entering a Neurology residency. In his last year, Dr. Houser served as the Department of Neurology’s Chief Resident.

In practice since 2002, Dr. Houser’s clinical interests include neurological conditions like stroke, epilepsy and dementia, as well as



physical disorders such as spinal disease, neck and back pain, chronic pain, headaches and migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome. He has experience utilizing EMG/NCS to diagnose and treat neuromuscular issues. Dr. Houser sees patients at the Lacombe Clinic and Imaging Center and serves as Chief of Staff at Sterling Surgical Hospital in Slidell, LA. Voted “The Northshore’s Best Neurologist” by Sophisticated Women magazine, Dr. Houser is passionate about providing the best level of care for his patients.


Kevin Schneider
Chairman, Board of Directors
Managing Partner
Phone: 985.690.8200

Kevin Schneider’s 20 years’ experience in the healthcare market gives him a broad base of experience, working for Fortune 500 Healthcare Corporations in both a consulting capacity and as an employee.

Within the last 10 years he has developed and managed several healthcare start-ups which includes Sterling Surgical Hospital. Kevin currently serves as the Managing Partner of  Sterling Surgical Hospital.

Kevin earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of New Orleans, with a curriculum





focus in pre-medicine. Kevin and his wife, Andrea, have four children: Kevin, Alyssa, Kristin, and Katelin.


Board of Directors
Phone: 985.643.6355
Board of Directors
Phone: 985.520.0909


Chris Daniel
Phone: 985.690.8245

Chris Daniel has a strong background in hospital operations and finance, working for the last 18 years in a variety of capacities at local, venerable institutions. Most recently, Chris served as CFO with Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe and brings sterling surgical Hospital a unique perspective on integrated health delivery networks.

In addition to his many years of healthcare experience, Chris received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans, his MBA from Louisiana State University, and his CPA in both Louisiana and Texas. Additionally, Chris was raised in Metairie, married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and has two young boys – Drew and Will.

Michael Lamb
Project Manager



Amanda Orr, BSN, RN, CNOR
Director of Nursing & Clinical
Phone: 985.690.8251
Margaret Morrison, RN, BSN
Clinical Services Nursing Manager
Phone: 985.690.8215
Mary Wagner
Business Office Manager
Phone: 985.690.8226
Terri McCoy, RN, BSN, MA, CPHRM
Quality Director
Phone: 985.690.8212
Tammy Torregano
Controller & Accounts Payable
Phone: 985.690.8205
Mattie T. Daley, MHI, RHIA, CPC
Patient Navigator & HIM Director
Phone: 985.690.8221
Ashley Bickham
Materials Manager
Phone: 985.690.8265
Jamie Townsend
Food Coordinator / Chef