Dr. Holly Howat is the Founder and Executive Director of Beacon Community Connections, a non-profit committed to bridging gaps in care and support through non-clinical case management.
Dr. Howat has had a long and varied career path, beginning her professional career as a speech-language therapist. She also worked as a Project Director at the Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning conducting action research and program evaluation on topics such as juvenile justice, literacy, and coordinated school health.
More recently, Dr. Howat served as the Executive Director of the Lafayette Parish Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee and continues to facilitate multiple community workgroups including the Justice and Health Collaborative and the Lafayette Reentry Coalition.
Dr. Howat is a Leadership Lafayette Class XXX graduate and is currently serving as its Program Chair. She is married with one son and two stepchildren. Holly is passionate about lifelong learning and community collaboration.