Stephen W. Hales, M.D. has been a Director at Fidelity Bank since 2004, and is Vice-Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Hales is the founder of Hales Pediatrics and practiced pediatrics in New Orleans from 1978 until his retirement in 2018.
He held clinical academic appointments at Tulane and LSU medical schools where he taught courses on doctor/patient relationships and medical ethics for first year students. Dr. Hales has served on the Board of Trustees of Children's Hospital since 1980 and chaired the board for six years.
He is a Trustee and Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of LCMCHealth.
Following Hurricane Katrina, he has supported educational reform in New Orleans as a founding Board member, Secretary and Vice-Chair of New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO). Founded in 2006, NSNO has played a major role in the reform of New Orleans' failed public school system, launching and supporting the high-quality open-admission charter schools now successfully educating New Orleans' public school children.
He is the Historian Emeritus of the Rex Organization and the author of two books on Carnival history.
Founding Board Member, Pro Bono Publico Foundation
Founding Board Member, LCMC Health
Board Member and Co-Chair of the Education Committee, Anti-Defamation League
Former Board Chair, Metairie Park Country Day School
Former Board Chair and Life Trustee, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Former Board Chair, Alliance of Not-for-Profit Hospitals