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Staff

Arkansas Community Foundation works both locally and statewide, through a central office staff in Little Rock and local executive directors throughout the state.

Central Office Staff

Heather Larkin
President & CEO
501-372-1116 x. 113

Heather Larkin joined Arkansas Community Foundation in 1998 and became its President and CEO in January 2008. She is committed to and enjoys engaging people and connecting resources to build stronger communities in Arkansas.

Heather has been named one of the top 20 Influential Women in Arkansas by Arkansas Business. She was also named as a “Scholar in Residence” at the Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philanthropy for exemplary contributions in the field of community philanthropy.

Heather is a Hull Fellow and attended the Hull Leadership Program, a program to nurture and inspire the Southeast’s philanthropic leaders. In 2005, she was selected as one of five Americans to be a Transatlantic Community Foundation Fellow. The Fellowship enabled her spend three weeks in Europe exploring issues of nonprofit governance, strategic planning, grantmaking, investments and public/private partnerships.

Heather is a native of Charleston, Ark. She attended Hendrix College in Conway and while at Hendrix, she competed in several sports including cross-country, track and basketball. Upon graduating with distinction in economics and business, she went to work for Ernst and Young, LLP and became a Certified Public Accountant. After working at Ernst and Young for a couple of years, she returned to the academic arena and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. While at the UALR School of Law she served as survey/comments editor for the UALR Law Journal.

Heather is a board member of Just Communities of Arkansas, Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation, Rotary Club 99 and Acansa Arts Festival. She was inducted into the Hendrix Athletic Hall of Honor in 2007. She is also a member of various organizations and is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock class 19 and of Leadership Arkansas Class 1. She is a member of Quapaw Quarter United Methodist Church.

Ashley Coldiron
Chief Development Officer
501-372-1116 x. 103

Previously, Ashley was a fundraising consultant with Riggin and Associates, beginning in 2007. She completed a $6 million campaign for The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, oversaw a development plan for Methodist Family Health Foundation and served as counselor for groups including the Arkansas School for Math, Science and the Arts; Easter Seals of Arkansas; and CARTI. 

Ashley also has been senior director of development for Heifer International, senior vice president of major gifts for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation and executive director of the CARTI Foundation. She was named to Arkansas Business Forty Under Forty and was a member of the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XV in 2000. Her Master’s Degree in Business Administration was earned at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1997, and she graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1989.

Sarah Kinser
Chief Program Officer
501-372-1116 x. 112
Sarah Kinser is chief program officer for Arkansas Community Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking, affiliate system, impact investing and community partnerships. Previously, led the Foundation’s communications department, where her work has received three Prism awards from the Public Relations Society of America – Arkansas chapter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn., and a master’s degree in professional and technical writing from UALR. She earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential in 2012.

Previously, she worked on the staff of the Arkansas Literary Festival and as a composition instructor at UALR. A true native Arkansan, Sarah lived in Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Conway, Benton and Prescott all before the age of 18. In addition to her work at the Community Foundation, Sarah is also a freelance writer and editor and founding member and co-chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Little Rock chapter. She is a graduate of the Southeastern Council of Foundations' Hull Fellowship program to train the Southeast's next generation of philanthropic leaders, and is a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXX.

Corey Moline
Chief Financial Officer
501-372-1116 x. 114

Corey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. He spent 17 years in public accounting - specializing in nonprofit and governmental accounting, and two years as the controller for a national trucking company.

Corey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Arkansas Society of CPA's (ASCPA) and is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Little Rock program.

He enjoys activities with his wife and 4 children, music and volunteering in various church responsibilities.

Katy Bland
Office Administrator
501-372-1116
Stacia DeWitt
Legal Affairs and Planned Giving Director
501-372-1116 x. 102
Stacia DeWitt is the legal affairs and planned giving director for Arkansas Community Foundation. De Witt previously was director of recruiting for Marten Transport, vice president of Client Services for Communications Development and was Development and Selections manager for Thrivent Financial. She is a national board member of Women in Insurance and Financial Services.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. De Witt volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Our House, and is an active member at Highland Valley United Methodist Church. 
Lisa Duckworth
Finance & Grants Associate
501-372-1116 x. 104

Lisa Duckworth is the finance & grants associate for Arkansas Community Foundation. Lisa was hired in June 2004 as the executive assistant to the president and was promoted to the finance department in April 2006.

Lisa is a native of Forrest City, Ark., where she graduated from Forrest City High School. After graduation, she spent 2 years at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. She moved to Little Rock and was hired at IMPAC Learning Systems Inc., where she worked for 18 years. Lisa is the mother of 3 sons and a member of Second Baptist Church - John Barrow.

Trina Greuel
Finance Director
501-372-1116 x. 115

Trina Greuel joined Arkansas Community Foundation in 2010 and currently serves as finance director. Trina, a native of Oklahoma, graduated magna cum laude from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in computer science. Her background includes over 20 years of experience with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to moving to Little Rock, Trina served as senior accountant at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Fort Smith. In 1997 she became director of finance for Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, where she oversaw all financial accounting, insurance activities, annual budgeting and audit preparation for the organization. She and her husband Jerry live in Benton and are active members of the Bryant First United Methodist Church. She and Jerry also enjoy volunteering, spending time with family and the great Arkansas outdoors.

Sarah Hansen
Statewide Outreach Director
501-372-1116 x. 118

Sarah Hansen is the new Statewide Outreach Director for the Arkansas Community Foundation based in Little Rock, Arkansas. 

Sarah first discovered her love of community revitalization as an undergraduate history major at Connecticut College and went on to get a Masters in Historic Preservation from Boston University. While in Boston she worked with Boston Main Streets and stayed involved in the program as a Program Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Mountain/Plains Regional Office in Denver where she covered the states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Since leaving the National Trust, Sarah has worked with Colorado Preservation, Inc. in Denver and as a Project Manager with Architectural Heritage Foundation in Boston, a small non-profit developer, where she worked on federal rehabilitation tax credit projects. Most recently Sarah spent five years with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation in Seattle as the Coordinator of Washington’s Main Street Program. 

Sarah served on the National Advisory Board for Strong Towns as well as the Washington State University’s Rural Community Development Initiative. She was elected to the National Main Street Centers’ Coordinators Executive Council and has recently been asked to serve on the board of Preserve Arkansas. Sarah hails from the great State of Maine and is having a wonderful time exploring her new home. 

Jane Jones
Program Officer
501-372-1116 x. 106

Jane Jones is a native of Blytheville, Arkansas, but really grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She returned to Arkansas, though, to attend Harding University in Searcy. Jane has served in several capacities at the foundation, but currently works as program associate.

Lindsey Simmons
Donor Services Director
501-372-1116 x. 127
Lindsey Simmons is a magna cum laude graduate of University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in Professional/Technical Writing and French. Her role as Donor Stewardship Officer activates donor’s giving priorities to ensure that their philanthropy is not only transformational but also creates a lasting impact on Arkansas communities.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Lindsey worked in communications and development at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas and as a freelance writer and editor. She has lived in New Orleans, studied in France and interned in San Francisco but loves to call Little Rock home. Lindsey enjoys cycling, hiking and soaking up Arkansas wonders. One of her outdoor adventures is published in the collection of Arkansas stories: A Rough Sort of Beauty. Lindsey received the Governor’s Award for Volunteerism as a teen and continues to be a passionate volunteer for many local nonprofits.
Rhonna Wade
Statewide Outreach Director
501-372-1116 x. 110

Rhonna Wade is an Arkansas native with a passion for social initiatives and community collaboration. She credits her desire and passion for social justice to her African roots of community and family. 

For six years, Rhonna worked with Just Communities of Arkansas as their Youth Program Director. As a trained facilitator, she has facilitated 1000+ workshops with over 9000+ individuals from various organizations and companies around the country.  Her interactive training method enabled to lead conversations and guide change from people of all ages starting with 5th grade students and leading to corporate CEOs. During those workshops she discussed topics of inclusion, acceptance and diversity in the increasingly changing world that surrounds us. 

She joins the Community Foundation as the Statewide Outreach Director.  Her role enables her to connect with the various affiliate offices around the state and ensure that they have the resources necessary to continue doing the amazing work they are already doing. 

She is an active community member engaging in as well as serving on boards of various organizations throughout the state such as Create Little Rock , Young Non-Profit Professionals Network, The Arkansas Association of Black Professionals, and the Junior League of Little Rock.

Christine Westbrook
Staff Accountant
501-372-1116 x. 105

Christine grew up in Cabot, AR and attended college in Fayetteville at the University of Arkansas, where she was a Chancellor's Scholar and Governor's Distinguished Scholar. She graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and returned to central Arkansas, where she began her career at Nexstar Broadcasting. She worked in various accounting, payroll and human resource roles at their business office hub in Little Rock and was promoted to Senior Staff Accountant in 2013. After six years with Nexstar, Christine joined Arkansas Community Foundation as staff accountant in 2015.

Lea Whitlock
Communications Director
501-372-1116 x. 117

Lea Whitlock is director of communications for Arkansas Community Foundation where she creates and implements both the Foundation’s internal and external communications. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as an Americorps VISTA, serving in the role of program associate with the Foundation's Youth Advisory Council program. She later became the scholarships associate overseeing the Foundation's scholarship processes and then moved to the role of executive communications coordinator assisting the President and VP of Communication Strategy in the Foundation’s communications and strategic initiatives. She also served as an administrative associate for Social Innovation where she developed a love for digital communication strategy. 

Passionate about building a powerful and diverse social sector, Lea serves on the  YNPN Little Rock (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) board, an organization  that supports growth, learning and development of young professionals. She is also a member of the Arkansas chapter of Public Relations Society of America.  

Lea has spent most of her life in Arkansas and loves exploring outdoors. After relocating here from Georgia, she attended high school in Pine Bluff and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations.

Affiliate Office Executive Directors

Karen Arnold
Clark County
870-464-7653
Nickie Bell
Mississippi County
870-780-6000
Gloria Cheshier
Faulkner County
501-932-0390
Patricia Clary
Sharp County
501-372-1116

Kimberly Clement
Phillips County
501-572-2727 x.118
John Conner
Southeast Arkansas (Ashley and Chicot Counties)
870-632-9697
Ken Cox
Texarkana Area (Bowie, Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Miller, Sevier Counties)
870-216-7022
Lawrence Fikes
Pine Bluff Area (Jefferson County)
870-850-7934
John Gibson
Conway County
501-208-3697
Madelyn Ginsberg
Pope County
479-970-7594
Robin Jayroe
St. Francis County
870-630-2400
Gwen Khayat
Twin Lakes (Baxter, Fulton, Izard, Marion Counties)
870-321-8887
Pettus Kincannon
Western Arkansas (Crawford and Sebastian Counties)
479-484-5150
Jennifer McCracken
Cross County
205-862-7653
Jackie Ott
Johnson County
479-754-5842
Kathy Phillips
Cleburne County
501-362-1701
Hot Springs Area Position Open
Hot Springs Area (Garland and Montgomery Counties)
501-620-4008

Pat Post
Delta Area (Desha and Lincoln Counties)
870-348-5806
Janet Rider-Babbitt
Columbia County
870-901-3542
Janell Robertson
Carroll County
479-253-8203
Lucy Smith
Lee County
870-295-5504
Dana Stewart
White County
501-322-0563
Phyllis Stinson
Monroe County
870-747-3832

Katie Tennant
Fayetteville Area (Washington County)
479-444-6880
Kerri Watson
Greene County

Barbara Weinstock
Craighead County
870-268-8888
Stephanie Wyatt
Ouachita Valley (Ouachita and Calhoun Counties)
870-836-6980

Our affiliate offices work locally in every corner of Arkansas. Find the affiliate near you.

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Phone: (501) 372-1116
Fax: (501) 372-1166
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1400 West Markham
Suite 206
Little Rock, AR 72201
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