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Lynn Coatney

Trustee Member


  • Board of Trustees


Lynn Coatney is a decades-long community volunteer in New Orleans. After earning her B.S. in Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin, she worked as a teacher and consultant for blind and visually impaired students in Austin and New Orleans.  Lynn served on the Board of Trustees at St. Martin's Episcopal School from 2003-2010 and currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Louisiana SPCA.  Together with her husband, she started the Mike and Lynn Coatney Family Foundation, which supports non-profits focused on education and women’s healthcare. Lynn co-founded Dignity Period, a non-profit organization that provides eco-friendly menstrual hygiene products and education to Ethiopian schoolchildren. Since 2015 the Coatneys have sponsored the New Orleans branch of Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR), which supports survivors of sexual trauma and creates social change. Lynn is an advocate for Loyola’s Student Success Center’s commitment to provide accommodations and technology for disabled students. She and her husband have three adult children (one of whom is a Loyola graduate) and three grandchildren, all living New Orleans.