Lynette Fontenot, 1969-2023
HDC extends condolences to the family of Lynette Fontenot, who passed away unexpectedly on March 7, 2023. Lynette served as a member of HDC’s Constituent Advisory Council (CAC) for many years. We are very grateful for her contributions and she will be deeply missed.
Lynette was a self-advocate whose advocacy interests include housing, education, community supports, employment, and training the next generation of professionals. She was an advocate, motivational speaker, and artist. In addition, Lynette served on many boards and advisory councils in Louisiana, including as chairperson for the Louisiana DD Council and as a member of LaCAN (Louisiana Council’s Advocacy Network). In her free time, she enjoyed going out to eat, going to the movies, and spending time with her husband and niece and nephew. Lynette said that serving on the HDC’s CAC was important to her because she enjoyed working with individuals with disabilities and other advocates. She wanted to use her voice to make a difference and be an example for others.