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Lisa John-Adams, Dr. Eduardo Ochoa and Dr. Jack Porter Elected to Arkansas Community Foundation’s State Board

Little Rock, Ark. (Aug. 10, 2021) – New Arkansas Community Foundation State Board members include Lisa John-Adams of Blytheville, Dr. Eduardo R. Ochoa of Little Rock and Dr. Jack Porter of Hot Springs. The Community Foundation engages people, connects resources and inspires solutions to build communities throughout Arkansas.

“Lisa, Eddie and Jack are excellent additions to our board. We are so glad to welcome them to the Foundation family,” said Heather Larkin, President and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation. “Each brings critical knowledge, broad experience and a unique perspective about Arkansas and its needs.” 

Dr. Porter is a retired dentist who has served on the local Hot Springs Area Community Foundation affiliate for nearly 20 years. He is chairman of the Oaklawn Center on Aging board of directors, a member of the National Park Rotary Club and is currently working to save the Army Navy Building in Hot Springs. He and his wife, Janet, are active members of First Baptist Church in Hot Springs and continue to serve in international mission work.

Dr. Ochoa, a pediatrician in Little Rock affiliated with multiple hospitals, launched the Latino Clinic for special needs children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in May 2009 and the West Little Rock Primary Clinic in 2010. He led the building project and was named medical director of the Children’s Hospital Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic opened in June 2017. His research interests include Latino health, health disparities, children with special health care needs and community engagement. 

John-Adams has been Quality Systems director at Nucor Steel Arkansas since 2000, has been with Nucor for 27 years and is a certified Quality and Environmental Systems lead auditor. She is a past president of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as board president of The Haven of Northeast Arkansas Domestic Violence Shelter.  John-Adams is a member of the Great River Economic Development Foundation Board, chairs the Board of the KIPP Delta School and is a board member of The National Cold War Center.


Arkansas Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization with over a half billion dollars in assets, fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Foundation supports existing charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create initiatives that address unmet needs. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $314 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to Arkansas Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 29 affiliates are fully tax deductible.