Board & Staff

  • Stephanie Ellis
    Executive Director, Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC)

    Stephanie Ellis
  • Tim Wooldridge
    Executive Director, Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc. (CRDC)

    Tim Wooldridge
    Vice President
  • Charlie Morris
    Executive Director, North Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (NADC)

    Charlie Morris
  • Anthony Powell
    Interim Executive Director, Pine Bluff Jefferson County Economic Opportunities Commission, Inc. (PBJCEOC)

    Anthony Powell
  • Richard “Toby” Atkinson
    Executive Director, Ozark Opportunities, Inc. (OOI)

    Richard “Toby” Atkinson
    Immediate Past President
  • Marc Baker
    Executive Director, Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. (C-SCDC)

    Marc Baker
  • Leslie Barnes
    Executive Director, Community Services Office, Inc. (CSO)

    Leslie Barnes
  • Larry Cogburn
    Executive Director, Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (CADC)

    Larry Cogburn
  • Alethea Dallas
    Interim Executive Director, Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corp. (SEACAC)

    Alethea Dallas
  • Delia Anderson Farmer
    Executive Director, Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, Inc. (EOAWC)

    Delia Anderson Farmer
  • Jim Jansen
    Executive Director, Black River Area Development Corp. (BRAD)

    Jim Jansen
  • Priscilla Johnson
    Executive Director, Mississippi County Arkansas Economic Opportunity Commission, Inc. (MCAEOC)

    Priscilla Johnson
  • Susan Moore
    Executive Director, Office of Human Concern, Inc. (OHC)

    Susan Moore
  • Bobbie Salter
    Executive Director, Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc. (MDCS)

    Bobbie Salter
  • Jennifer Welter
    Executive Director, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, Inc. (CAPCA)

    Jennifer Welter
    Rebecca Estep
    Rebecca Estep
    Executive Director

    Rebecca Estep, ACAAA’s Executive Director, has spent her entire career advocating for human rights. She began her career in Early Childhood Education as a Head Start teacher with NADC before moving on to accept the position of Executive Director for Family Violence Prevention in Batesville for over three years. As Development Coordinator at the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rebecca drafted, advocated and successfully passed stalking legislation in the 89th Arkansas General Assembly.

    Rebecca transitioned to ACAAA from her role as Cabot Program Administrator and Director of Waiver for Lonoke Exceptional Development Center serving individuals with disabilities. She holds an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education from UACCB and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. Rebecca is currently in the process of completing her Masters of Business Management and is an upcoming ROMA NCRI candidate. She is involved in a number of volunteer efforts including Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Hospitality Committee, Little Rock Zoo Wild Wines of the World Steering Committee, Special Olympics, Women’s Own Worth, Arkansas Housing Trust Fund and Arkansas Advocates For Children and Families Kids Count Coalition; she also serves as a board member for Real Images. She previously served on the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors, Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault Advisory Council and Batesville Rotary Club Board of Directors.

    Terry Bearden
    Terry Bearden
    Programs and Development Director – National Certified ROMA Master Trainer

    Terry Bearden, NCRT, is ACAAA’s ROMA Coordinator; 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
    John Moran
    Communications Director

    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.