Cynthia Coffey Daigle is originally from Monroe, LA. She is a Speech-Language Pathologist and has actively provided services in the educational and healthcare arenas since 1979. She received

a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Louisiana – Monroe and attended Louisiana Tech and Lamar Universities to secure a Master’s Equivalent and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology.  

As a charter member of Black Heritage Festival, she co-founded the festival’s Entertainment Hall of Fame along with Chester Joseph Daigle, II, also a charter member. She also initiated a talent show which featured varying categories of acts including, vocalists, bands, dancers, dramatization, spokes models, comedians, etc. Cynthia remains active with the festival and is recognized as Director of the Black Heritage Festival Entertainment Hall of Fame. Individuals from Southwest Louisiana are nominated and a pre-selected committee votes to determine the honorees in the areas of Music, Dance & Choreography, Theatre & Drama and Promotions & Productions.

 Cynthia is the proud parent of two and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc