Children's Advocacy Network welcomes new Executive Director, Kendra Gauthier


CAN Executive Director, Kendra Gauthier

The Children’s Advocacy Network has named Kendra Gauthier as its new Executive Director!

“We are very excited to have Kendra lead the Children’s Advocacy Network,” says Leisa Lawson, Board President. “She brings an exceptional combination of nonprofit leadership, grant writing and management, and fundraising experience to the agency. We expect Kendra to continue the excellent programs while also working with partners and funders to help expand the Children’s Advocacy Network’s services to more children in need.”


A native of Central Louisiana, Gauthier joins the Children’s Advocacy Network with over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits, including 10 years as CEO/Director of the Central Louisiana Homeless Coalition. During that time, she successfully led the organization through a capital campaign and tremendous growth of its programs. Her experience also includes program management and expansion. Gauthier will began her new role with the Children’s Advocacy Network in late 2021.

"I am excited to bring my skills and experience to Children's Advocacy Network. My passion lies in nonprofit work, and the mission of the Children's Advocacy Network tugs strongly at my heartstrings." - Kendra Gauthier

The Children's Advocacy Network Board of Directors also wishes to thank Diane Davidson for serving as Interim Executive Director during the last several months. “Diane has done a tremendous job with leading our organization during this time of transition. We are so very grateful to RoyOMartin for allowing Diane to serve in this role,” states Lawson.




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