Board of Commissioners

The LHA Board of Commissioners is the governing body that determines policies and resolutions of LHA. The Board approves decisions that chart the direction of current and future programs and authorizes the actions of the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer.

The five-member Board of Commissioners is appointed by the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s Mayor-President. All commissioners are volunteers, with at least one of the five a resident. Commissioners serve staggered five-year terms.

Shelton Cobb

Shelton Cobb - Chair
Retired Educator/School Board Member/Veteran

Community Involvement:
Elderly Blind Service - Past President
St. Anthony Neighborhood Organization - Past President
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce - Member
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Member


Emilie Duhon

Emilie Duhon - Commissioner

Magnolia's Home Care, LLC
Business Owner/Director             

Community Involvement:
Board Services:
2007 - Present - BRIDGE Ministry of Acadiana, Acting Secretary
2009 - 2012 Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
2009 - 2012 Lafayette Black Chamber of Commerce
2012 - 2014 Hospice of Acadiana 
2010 - 2014 Supported Living Network                                                                                                               


Mark Becnel

Mark Becnel - Commissioner
Employee Management Solutions, LLC
Business Owner


Jeanette Daigle

Jeanette Daigle - Commissioner
Retired LPN

Community Involvement:
Lafayette Area Resident Council


Melinda Taylor

Melinda Taylor - Commissioner
Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
Executive Director