Reaching Out, Improving Health
1991 - 2014




SWLAHEC 2013 Board of Directors

The 2013 SWLAHEC Board of Directors are (seated l to r) Bootsie Durand, CEO;  Yvonne Normand, President; Laurie Fontenot, MSN, RN, Member at Large; (standing l to r) Craig A. Mathews; Kathy Richard; Larry J. Richard; Lana A. Metoyer, MD; Joshua Borill, Treasurer; Alan LeBato, MD.  Missing from the photo are Jason Baesler, MD; Rohini Bernhard, PA-C; Vashaun’ Rodgers, BSN, RN, Vice President; Peggy Wolfe, RN, PhD, Secretary; Christele Brooks-Strowder, MS; and Click Here for details

PlayDay 2014

For Vendor Information see link to the Left. For General Information. Click Here for details


Students from Thibodaux Career & Technology High School in Lafayette planning their schedule at the National Leadership Conference in Nashville.Click Here for details


Southwest AHEC is now accepting applications for the 2013 – 2014 TOP Clubs.Click Here for details


Southwest Louisiana AHEC to head up a statewide consortium to serve as health insurance exchange navigators. Click HERE for more information.

Serving the Parishes

Acadia             Allen            Beauregard
Calcasieu      Cameron    Evangeline
Jeff Davis        Iberia
St. Landry       St. Martin     St. Mary

On March 7, 1991 the Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center (SWLAHEC) was incorporated with a starting staff of two. The current staff is 31 strong and in the last 22 years, the organization has administered over $39,400,000 in grants and contracts. SWLAHEC wishes to thank the LSUHSC School of Medicine - New Orleans for the crucial role it has played in AHEC history in Louisiana.

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SWLAHEC E News July 2014