Advisory Board

Advisory Boards bridge schools and communities. These individuals together provide the classroom speakers, mentors, job-shadowing venues, funding for scholarships, and paid internships for all eligible Academy students.  

An Academy Advisory Board member:

  • Enjoys creating customized work experiences in which students develop skills necessary for academic and professional success;
  • Appreciates the value of capable and caring adult mentorship and professional internships to high school students who would not otherwise access this support;
  • Understands the critical importance of their partnership to Academy staff and students who thrive with a strong degree of engagement from an Academy Advisory Board.

Academies are not only enhanced by a creative and engaged Advisory Board, but DEFINED by it.

Corporate personnel, representatives from institutions of higher learning, representatives from community-based non-profits, local or regional government representatives, small-business owners and employees all offer vast and essential resources that complete the structure of the NAF Academy model. Our Academy Advisory Board members are:





Brian Leger

Lafayette Schools’ Credit Union


Cortney Boutte-Breaux

Lafayette Workforce Development Board


Nancy Kinchen

South Louisiana Community College


Connie Roy

Lafayette Schools’ Credit Union

Stephen Bartley

Bartley Financial

Stephanie Bennett

Acadiana High School

Kathleen Comeaux

Chase Bank

James Debaillon

CGI Federal

Layne Edelman

Acadiana High School

Dr. Tony Greco

UL Lafayette College of Business

Geoffery Hebert

Cajun Harley-Davidson

Nancy Kinchen

South Louisiana Community College

Anna Leblanc

Acadiana High School

David Lejeune

Acadiana High School

Marilyn McDonald

Caffery Real Estate

Troy Meaux

Lafayette Coca-Cola, Parent

Herb Menard

WD & Mary Baker Smith Career Center

Purvis Morrison

Mayor, City of Scott

Robin Olivier

Lafayette Parish School System

Barbara Pippin

Lafayette Parish School System

Arica Prejean

Express Employment Professionals (Parent)

Brian Schlesinger

State Farm Insurance

David Slinin

Springhill Suites

Maegan Sonnier

Travel Machine

Mary Ellen Vincent

Morgan Stanley

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