Charlie Morris

Charlie Morris
Interim Executive Director
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Charlie Morris is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director for the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association.

Terry Bearden

Terry Bearden
Programs and Development Director – National Certified ROMA Master Trainer
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Terry Bearden, NCRT, is ACAAA’s Programs and Development Director; she provides results-oriented management and accountability (ROMA) and other relevant training and technical assistance to community action board members, managers, frontline staff, and community partners. She is certified as a Master Trainer by the Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers (ANCRT).

She is a certified grant-writer, MACA Poverty Simulation facilitator, CFED IDA Financial Literacy Trainer, CFPB Your Money, Your Goals facilitator, and graduate of the University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute – Central. Terry is a member of the NASCSP Information Systems Task Force (ISTF) and the Arkansas Homeless Coalition and is currently seeking Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) certification through the Community Action Partnership.

John Moran
Communications Director
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John Moran is ACAAA’s Communications Director. He joined the Association just over a year ago after having spent over a decade previously serving as the Media Coordinator for the Arkansas State Employees Association—invaluable nonprofit-arena training for the art of trying to generate a maximum amount of attention on a minimum amount of budget. Since joining ACAAA, John has been endeavoring to usher the Association forward into more up-to-date modes of communication while still maintaining the respectfulness and seriousness with which the subject matter of Community Action deserves to be treated.