Acadiana’s 2023 Top 20 under 40
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Congratulations to our 2023 Community Leaders

Each year, we recognize young community leaders with Top 20 Under 40 Award. Showcasing twenty leaders—all under the age of 40—the program recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in our community. In turn, Top 20 Under 40 intends to motivate other young leaders throughout Acadiana.

Congratulations to the 15th Annual Top 20 Under 40
Acadiana Leadership Award Honorees

Christopher Amos, II,  Co-Owner, Parc De Oaks | Owner, Amos Landscaping

Camille Breaux, Senior Director of Development, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Breannie Charles, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, CSP | Specialty Clinical Pharmacist and Assistant Clinical Director, Avita Pharmacy

Stephanie Clotiaux, CEO, Leading Edge Manufacturing

Alexandra Drouant, Founder/Owner, STEAM Academy Preschool

Amanda Gary, Events & Marketing Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana

Jenea’ Griffin, Founder/CEO, Jamal Smiles Nonprofit Organization

Alee Khambounleuang, Director of Corporate Development, LHC Group Inc.

Keely McGibboney, Directory, Policy Initiatives & Governmental Affairs, One Acadiana

Dr. Arial Moore,  Executive Director, Safe Havynn Education Center

Micah Nicholas, Director of Impact, United Way of Acadiana

Nicholas Niland, Director of Quality, Iberia Medical Center

David J. Ownes, Founder & President, Gifting Grace Project, Inc., Acadiana’s Homeless Children’s Outreach

David Pilon, Co-Owner/Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Redwood Speech and Feeding Specialists | Founder, The Beluga Project

Butch Roussel, Founder, 24 Hour Citizen Project

Meaghan McCarron Savoy, Owner, La Femme

Blair B. Suire, Intellectual Property Attorney, Jones Walker LLP, Partner

Shatamia Webb, Midwife/Owner-Executive Director of all Operations, Baby Catcher Birth Center

Dr. Marquia Whitehead, Founder, Dr. Kia Consulting

Diamond Williams, Resource Development Director, Lafayette Habitat for Humanity

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Engage Sponsor

Ticket Angel Sponsor

Connect Sponsor

Ochsner Lafayette General sponsor

Community Supporter

Rudick Construction Group
Shift Wellness
The Apothecary Shoppe sponsor

Alumni Supporter

melanie fowler

In-Kind Sponsor

Karlie Sherman sponsor
Hope Knihn sponsor

The 705's Top 20 Under 40 Acadiana Leadership Awards Alumni