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 social care services 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

John Nugent
Managing Director

Nicole Zirlott, M.S., CRS
Information Technology Coordinator
Salesforce Systems Admin

Mark Evans
Office Manager &
Business Development Coordinator

Kabrina Bland, M.S., CHW
Navigation Coordinator

Hadley Fuller, CRS
Justice Coordinator

Beacon Lead Staff

Alicia Wilkins
Lake Charles Re-Entry Hub Lead

Amie Touchet
Lafayette Re-Entry Hub Lead

Ariel Lindsey, CRS
Navigation Lead

Christy Courvillier
ALLY Program Lead

Hannah Hoffman
Technology Lead

Jennifer Bolling, CRS
Intake Lead

Rodnika Thibodeaux
Justice Intake and Education Lead

Beacon Board

Paul Molbert, Chair
Ochsner Lafayette Health

Pauline Breaux, Vice-Chair
Lourdes Regional Health

Claire Collins, Secretary/Treasurer
Therapy Talks, LLC

Lynley Jones, Member
Ascension Episcopal School

Tim Murphy, Member
Murphy & Warren

Brice Mohundro, RPh, Member
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Antoine Keller, Member
Heart Sense

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