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George Osbourn was born and raised in Washington Parish and graduated from Franklinton High School. From there George went directly into the United States Army and served for six (6) years. After working several different jobs George decided to start his own trucking and equipment service business. Osbourn Construction has been in successful operation since 1975. Mr. Osbourn has served over thirty years as a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Covington Police Department and over twenty years with Fire District 13. George is happily married to Mrs. Earline Jenkins of Bush, LA.

Bert Fontcuberta, is a St. Tammany native and lifelong resident he has lived on Bootlegger Road for the past 24 years with his Wife Virginia, married 33 years, they have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Owns and operates MapMan, LLC and New Orleans Map Company, one of the very few firms in existence providing up-to-date Street Maps of Southeast Louisiana.  Bert has extensive background in the Surveying and Mapping field and was responsible for the mapping and inventory of the entire Water and Sewer system in Western St. Tammany Parish which was acquired by the Parish in 2009.  Custom maps he creates also assist emergency responders daily in addition to serving as backdrops for movie sets, most recent series NCIS New Orleans. Bert has served over 10 years volunteering as a Reserve with the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office Criminal Patrol Division and the Covington Police Department even serving as a Junior Reserve at age 13 at Mandeville P.D.; As a Captain and Commander of 25 Reservists at the Covington P.D., Bert enlisted the same hard work and dedication as an entrepreneur in recruiting, training, and providing security details for Covington's public events. In his efforts to prepare Reservists for full-time careers in law enforcement, Bert's leadership skills caught the attention of Reservists throughout the state and consequently Bert was elected President of the Louisiana Association of Reserve Peace Officers. In an effort to preserve St. Tammany's quality of life and historical integrity, Bert organized the West St. Tammany Preservation Alliance. In his work with contractors and developers, Bert acts as a spokesperson for area residents and effectively communicates their needs in a language the builders can understand. Negotiations in the early stages of development prevent future problems and a unified voice has resulted in positive improvements for the community.  The WSTPA also serves as an incubator to establish new homeowner’s and Civic Associations. Bert currently serves as Vice Chairman of St. Tammany Fire Protection District 13 Board of Commissioners.  His extensive background in Public Safety, civic leadership, vision with insight to future construction and Business combined form Professionalism much needed to keep the District on track for the ever changing population explosion currently being experienced in Western St. Tammany Parish. Bert’s hobbies are wood working/restoring, historical on-site research, farming & camping.
Jorge Fernandez has been a resident of St. Tammany Parish for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Bonnable High School and attended Phillips Jr. College. Jorge has been married to Mrs. Jeralyn Fernandez for twenty-nine years, they have 2 children and 1 grandchild. Jorge is the Service Manager at Southeast Business Systems in Hammond Louisiana. Jorge has served St. Tammany Parish Fire District No. 13, Goodbee Fire Dept. for over 22 years as both a volunteer firefighter and as a Board Member.  When Jorge has free time his favorite hobby is salt water fishing.​
Norman Voelkel was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Ben Franklin High School and Tulane University with a mechanical engineering degree. Norman moved to Covington in 1981 to open a branch office for Carl E. Woodward Construction and subsequently opened Norman Voelkel Construction in Mandeville in 1989. The offices for Voelkel McWilliams Construction remain in Mandeville today. Norman is married to wife Pam and they have a family of 7 children and 24 grandchildren. Norman is in his first 4 year appointment to the Fire District 13 board. Besides work and family, Norman serves on the board of Urban Impact Ministries in central city New Orleans, Rebuild New Orleans Ministries in the Desire area of the ninth ward and Upward Community Services in Covington.  Norman serves as a deacon at Covenant Church in Covington and enjoys tennis, golf, traveling and hanging out with family and friends.
Louis Chopin “Choppy” Cusachs Ph.D. has deep roots in St. Tammany Parish; his grandfather Gaspar Cusachs had his summer home in Lewisburg (Mandeville) and Choppy’s father used to talk about taking the ferry from New Orleans to Mandeville. Choppy Inherited land from his father in Goodbee that he inherited from his father. Choppy graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1956, but was found not physically qualified for a commission.  He entered Northwestern University, Evanston, from which he received the Ph.D. degree in chemistry.  Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to France, renewed for a second year, he completed a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures in theoretical physics at the Sorbonne.  After lecturing at the University of Valencia, Spain, under the Fulbright program, Cusachs was appointed to the chemistry faculty of Tulane University, New Orleans.  He lectured at the National University of Buenos Aires, Argentina on another Fulbright grant before moving to Loyola University as Professor of Computer Science. Cusachs is author or co-author of more than seventy research papers in quantum chemistry, molecular physics, and quantum biology, and one book.  He served as president of the International Society of Quantum Biology, then spent a decade in the research and development laboratories of a major oil company.  Cusachs also studied and taught at the C.G. Jung Educational Center in Houston. Thirty years later he took an M. Div. at the Houston Graduate School of Theology with major in pastoral counseling and a Licentiate in Theology at St. George’s Anglican Seminary. After ordination in 1991 he was commissioned a chaplain in the Texas State Guard, serving three years before moving back to Louisiana. Louis Chopin Cusachs was consecrated in Covington, Louisiana in March 2003, for the Diocese of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas of the American Anglican Convocation. He served as President of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church International Communion for 2006. He founded St. Athanasius Anglican Church in 2004 when he and his wife, Carol Lee Cusachs, M.Ed., L.P.C. completed the building which served as their home, a small retreat center, and temporary church. Starting in high school Choppy began writing poetry, some of which found its way into print. Choppy served a number of years as chaplain of Robert Burns Post 16, American Legion in Covington, LA and in the 40 & 8, as well as on the board of commissioners of St. Tammany Parish Fire District 13.  He married Barbara Shields Breckinridge in 1964 and they have three children. Choppy and Barbara divorced in 1978 and in 1980 he married Carol Lee Evans.  He and Carol Lee enjoyed 31 wonderful years together, fighting the cancer that carried her off for the last 18.  Choppy has five grandchildren.​

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