Carolyn Alcina - Member
Yvonne B. Bell - Member
Keely McGibboney is a policy analyst for the regional economic development organization One Acadiana, where she focuses on policies to improve South Louisiana's infrastructure. Prior to her work at One Acadiana, Keely served Louisiana's Third Congressional District as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD., handling federal policy matters related to veterans, infrastructure, education, the environment, and more. Keely is a native of Acadiana and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Mr. Lynn August - Member
Mr. Lynn August is a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He has worked as a professional musician, international recording artist, singer, songwriter, producer, organist, and accordionist for approximately 62 years. He was once sent to Africa for two months by the US State Department of Cultural Exchange Program, promoting Louisiana music, and has traveled around the world in his music career. In the mid-1990’s, he formed a company called Touch Tech, with a vision to provide computers having special technology that would make lives better for blind people and people with physical limitations. Working with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Lynn built computers, performed assessments of technology needs, and provided instructions on how to properly use the technology. He has held positions with the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind for the State of Louisiana, and was President of the Greater Lafayette Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind. Lynn is presently a member of the American Council of the Blind.
Nicole Poiencot is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She earned a Master’s in Social Work from LSU in 2001 and obtained an undergraduate degree from LSU with a Major in Psychology and Spanish in 1997. Subsequently, she earned a Post Graduate certificate in Vision Specialist in Vocational Rehabilitation from Mississippi State University in 2015. Nicole Poiencot is a Master Specialist with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Lafayette Region. She manages a case load of individuals with visual impairments and blindness. She is thrilled to be a part of the Disability Awareness Committee and appreciates the support of the committee members and the public.
Disability Awareness Coordinator