About Beacon

Beacon Community Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on building community by making connections.

Our mission is to empower anyone in need through connections, collaboration and advocacy for individual wellness and community quality of life.

Our work focuses on delivering exceptional non-clinical case management to under-resourced individuals and families. Beacon recently launched the Louisiana Ally initiative to combat opioid overdoses, and is building the Louisiana Community Care Hub to improve the connection between healthcare and community-based organizations.

We believe we are better together.

2021 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report


Beacon Admin

Holly Howat, Ph.D.,
Executive Director
and Founder

Donna Troyanowski, M.A., CRS
Navigation Director

Dylan Norris, CRS
Resource and Initiatives Coordinator

Nicole Zirlott,M.S., CRS
Operations Coordinator
Salesforce Systems Admin

Mark Evans
Office Manager &
Business Development

Kabrina Bland, M.S.
Navigation Coordinator

Beacon Staff

Jennifer, CRS Navigator

Ariel, CRS Navigator

Crisitina, Bilingual Navigator

Hadley, Navigator

Hannah, Navigator

Joshua, Navigator

Lauren, Navigator

Olivia, Navigator

Victoria, Navigator

Beacon Board

Ms. Claire Collins, Chair
Therapy Talks, LLC

Dr. Lawrence Simon, Member
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Ms. Lynley Jones, Secretary/Treasurer
Ascension Episcopal School

Mr. Charles Boudreaux, Member
Kean Miller

Mr. Paul Molbert, Vice-Chair
Ochsner Lafayette Health

Ms. Pauline Breaux, Member
Lourdes Regional Health

Mr. Tim Murphy, Member
Murphy & Warren