Stephen Hales

Stephen Hales


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  • 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