2022 Board of Directors


  • Jill Floyd, President – State Director, Arkansas – USDA Rural Development
  • Wendy Johnson, 1st Vice President – Partner, RMP Law
  • Kim O’Guinn, 2nd Vice President – Arkansas Public Service Commissioner
  • Sharon Wilson, Treasurer – Sharon Wilson, CPA
  • Corey Alderdice, Secretary – Director, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts
  • Gena Wingfield, At-Large Representative – Chief Financial Officer, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Mildred Franco, At-Large Representative – Executive Director, The Generator
  • Irma Chavez, At-Large Representative – Operations Director, Arkansas United
  • Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, At-Large Representative – Dean & Professor, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro


  • Katherine Berry, 1st Lady of Southern Arkansas University
  • Jennifer Browne, Attorney
  • Lee Lee Doyle, PhD, Retired, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Sarah Beth Estes, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, University of Arkansas – Little Rock
  • LaTeasha Gaither-Davis, Owner & CEO, Therapeutic Focus
  • Kim Lane, Lead Organizer, One Million Cups Little Rock, Founder/Director, Start Up Grind Little Rock
  • Tjuana Byrd Manning, Attorney, Judge
  • Alison Melson, VP Corporate Marketing, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cici Conger-Portie, Project Manager, Adobe
  • Cindy Thornton, Retired, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Honorary Member

  • Susan Hutchinson, 1st Lady of Arkansas
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