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Meet the Executive Director


Sally C. Cowan is the Executive Director of Cenla Community Action Committee, Inc. (Cenla CAC), an  Agency whose goal is to assist low-wealth individuals to prevent homelessness and other effects of poverty through improved employment, education, and housing opportunities whereby equipping these individuals with tools necessary to become economically stable. Prior to her appointment, she served as an Assistant for Administration for CCAC.  


Before joining CCAC she served as Administrative Assistant to the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Louisiana State University at Alexandria. She was responsible for credentialing all faculty, managing the Office of Academic Affairs, and assisting in graduation. She has over 35 years of professional work experience that includes serving as an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Transportation & Development, a Social Service Analyst for the Department of Family and Children Services, a Criminal and Civil Background researcher, and an Administrative Assistant for Central Louisiana State Hospital.  Her other positions have included teaching, producing for a local radio broadcast, and being an entrepreneur.  Ms. Cowan is also a minister at St. Matthew Baptist Church in Boyce, LA, and serves as Chair of the Personnel Committee.

Ms. Cowan holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA, and graduated Suma Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Education from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA.


Embracing Progress & Purpose:

A Message From The Executive Director

As we navigate through the winds of change and stride forward into the heart of our mission, I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for each staff and Board of Director member. Your dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to our cause fuel the very essence of our organization's purpose.


In every corner of our nonprofit, from the frontline staff to the back-office heroes, your contributions shine brightly, illuminating the path towards positive change and impact. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with, a beacon of hope in a world often clouded by uncertainty.


While challenges may arise, remember that with every obstacle comes an opportunity for growth and innovation. Let us embrace these moments with resilience and determination, knowing that each hurdle we overcome only strengthens our resolve and propels us closer to our shared vision of a better tomorrow.


As we journey forward, let us continue to uplift and support one another, fostering a culture of collaboration, empathy, and inclusivity. Our diversity is our strength, and by embracing our differences, we enrich not only our organization but also the communities we serve.


In the days ahead, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to excellence, always striving to exceed expectations and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we touch. Together, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

Thank you for your unwavering dedication and tireless efforts. It is an honor and privilege to serve alongside each and every one of you.


With deepest gratitude,

Sally C. Cowan, MBA

Executive Director

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