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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 serves or has served on the boards 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. 

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

Previously, Ashley has been senior director of development for Heifer International, senior vice president of major and planned gifts for Arkansas Children’s Hospital Foundation and executive director of the CARTI Foundation. She also spent eight years as a capital campaign consultant for various Arkansas charities prior to joining Arkansas Community 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. 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 UA Little Rock. 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 UA Little Rock. 

In addition to her work at the Community Foundation, Sarah serves on the board of PRSA Arkansas and the UA Little Rock College of Social Sciences and Humanities advisory board. She was a founding co-chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Little Rock chapter, a graduate of the Southeastern Council of Foundations' Hull Fellowship and member of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXX. She’s also a member of the Local Economy Foundation Circle through the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and serves on the steering committee of Arkansas Impact Philanthropy, an association of funders working toward an inclusive Arkansas where everyone thrives.  

 

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. 
Jody Dilday
Development Director
501-492-3577

As Development Director working in our Northwest Arkansas satellite office (1680 E. Joyce Blvd. Suite 1), Jody Dilday provides donor services to existing fund holders, works to establish new partnerships, and supports our community-based affiliates in Fayetteville, Carroll County, and Western Arkansas. 

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, she has 18 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas from 2007-2017 where she led a successful $3 million campaign for endowment.

Jody is a founding member of Womenade of Northwest Arkansas and a graduate of Leadership Fayetteville. She has served on the board of directors of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, the NWA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is a past president of Northside Fayetteville Rotary Club.  
  
Jody was included in the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list in 2010, was selected by Arkansas Business as a finalist for the Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year in 2015 and was recognized by her peers as the 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the NWA chapter of AFP, but she is most proud of her role as wife to Mark and mom to Grace, Ethan and Genna. 


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.

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.

Lauren Morris
Affiliate Program Director
501-372-1116
Lauren Morris moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2012 and has since been dedicated to improving the quality of life for Arkansans.  She studied international public health and received a Master in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health in 2008.  

She proceeded to take on a program working with school-based programs as a Nutrition and Physical Activity Specialist for Save the Children US Programs in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama.  Passionate about leading rural programs to improve opportunities for youth and children, Lauren moved to Little Rock to serve as Deputy Director of Programs for Arkansas, Kansas, and Nebraska to address early childhood education, K-5 literacy, and childhood nutrition and physical activity programs before refocusing on a local garden-based program in Little Rock schools.  

Lauren most recently served as the Project Coordinator for a new initiative through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service that worked with local coalitions to guide policy, systems, and environmental changes to make healthier Arkansas communities.  

Lauren has a strong commitment to and values quality community and economic development to build stronger communities and continues to contribute her knowledge and skills at Arkansas Community Foundation.

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
Affiliate Human Resources 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 Affiliate Human Resources 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 promoting and protecting the outdoors, Lea serves on the  Buffalo National River Partners Board, an organization  that supports programs of the Buffalo National River. 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 from Georgia, she attended high school in Pine Bluff and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 2011 earning a degree 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
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
Stephanie Dunn
Sharp County
18709942311

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
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
Darby Waites
Phillips County
1-870-995-3568
Kerri Watson
Greene County
Barbara Weinstock
Craighead County
870-268-8888
Joyce Whitfield
Hot Springs Area (Garland and Montgomery Counties)
501-620-4008
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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Suite 51110, Building 5, 11th Floor
Little Rock, AR 72202
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