Chris Roy Named Executive Director of 232-HELP
May 30, 2018 01:11PM
● By Staff Writer
Chris M. Roy has been named the new Executive Director of 232-HELP following the retirement of Rae W. Logan. Chris has been with 232-HELP since 2011 and most recently, served as its Development Coordinator. He is a 2005 graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his MBA in December 2016 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is currently a member of Class XXXI of Leadership Lafayette.
232-HELP Vice President Randy Haynie welcomed Chris as the new Executive Director saying, “Chris offers a new face for 232-HELP and represents a new generation of young leadership.” Jim Pate added, “Not only does Chris bring a fresh approach and a new generation to our work serving people in need, he also brings a legacy of service as the grandson of Jewell P. Lowe, founder of 232-HELP.”
Outgoing Executive Director Rae W. Logan recently announced her retirement as Executive Director after six (6) years of service – five as Executive Director. As Executive Director she guided the agency to expanded service to those in need in Lafayette and surrounding parishes. Rae will continue to serve as Executive Director Emeritus. Dr. John Hendry, past-President of 232-HELP and chairman of the Executive Director Search Committee, said, “Rae has been a dedicated employee and deserves our heartfelt thanks for her leadership and service to the community and 232-HELP.” President Jim Roy presented her with a plaque from the board of directors honoring her contributions to 232-HELP and the community.
232-HELP is a non-profit based in Lafayette that also serves the surrounding nine parishes. Founded in 1965, annually it connects tens of thousands of people in crisis with resources that can meet their needs. Additional information can be found at www.232-help.org.