Board Members

Board Meetings will be held the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, July, September and November from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at our center. Our board meeting are open to the public. Dates are subject to change. Please call our office to confirm meeting dates prior to attending.


Clayton Lester

Position: Chair
Biography: Retired Business Administrator, Former Rotary Club Member, In-Depth Board Governance & Development Experience

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Kate Balfour-McLean

Position: Vice-Chairperson & Secretary
 Parent of a child with a disability

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Michelle Garbiras

Position: Treasurer
Biography: CPA at Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP


Belynda Gauthier

Position: Ex-Officio
Biography: Parent of a young adult with a disability and Coordinator of Louisiana Capital Area CHADD


Kathy Edmonston

Kathy Edmonston

Position: Ex-Officio
 Parent of a child with a disability, BESE District 6 Representative




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Biography: Family member of an individual with a disability, Professor of Communication Science and Disorders


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Biography: Speech Language Pathologist – Early Intervention





Kendall Aguillard

Biography: Program Coordinator of Wellness and Fitness (BREC) Inclusive Education

Todd Hymel

Biography: Financial Advisor with Edward Jones 



Davey Woolridge

Biography: Owner of Davey’s Treasures