Board of Directors

Our board of directors includes committed philanthropists, volunteers and experts in their field from all areas of the state. Board members govern the organization and provide guidance regarding finances, facilities, programs and fundraising activities.

Class of 2021


Tasha Blackburn, Fort Smith

Leroy Brownlee, Little Rock

Mike Farris, Benton

Tommy Maxwell, Monticello

Steve Moss, North Little Rock

Renee Nestor, Bentonville

Quincey Ross, Monticello

Julie Trimble, El Dorado

Class of 2020


Anne Allen, Little Rock

Marie Bishop, Hot Springs

Frank Johnson, Fayetteville

Sharlie Rigby, Little Rock

Julie C. Robbins, Little Rock

Alan Rowell, Little Rock

Class of 2019


Ed Baldwin, Hot Springs Village

Bill Daniels, Monticello

Wanda Hartnuss, Little Rock

Vickey Jacobs, Monticello

Matt Lewis, Sherwood

Tip Pugh, Portland

Vann Smith, Little Rock

Alicia Whitaker, Monticello

Foundation Board


Liz Black, Lake Village

Ted Carmical, Dermott

Dee Davenport, Little Rock

Jim Hyden, Little Rock

Tommy Maxwell, Monticello

Kelly McQueen, Little Rock

Tip Pugh, Portland

Marci Riggs, Little Rock

Larry Stanley, Hot Springs

Ex-Officio Members


Rev. Karen Akin, Little Rock

Dee Davenport, Little Rock

Rev. Joe Hill II, Presbytery of the Pines

Rev. Stewart Smith, Presbytery of Arkansas

Staff Leadership

Donna Mahurin

Chief Executive Officer

Hamid Amin

Chief Finanical Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

Kathy French

Director of Development

Nathaniel Burton

Site Director

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Your support is essential to changing the lives of youth.

Because of you, our team improves the lives of more than 130 children and youth from all over the state every year.