February 17, 2017


Donald Wood - Chair

Executive Director
Just Communities of Arkansas

"For all the reasons I support AR Kids Read, what matters most is how it collectively harnesses the powers of volunteerism, civic engagement and mentoring to deliver life-changing guidance for our community's children. And it's the simplicity of cost-effectiveness of this service delivery model that makes AR Kids Read's mission one of the best charitable investments in Arkansas."

Charlie Conklin
Executive Director
AR Kids Read

Todd Hart
VP Administrative Services
Baptist Health

Jared Henderson
Executive Director
Teach for America

Erin Hawley Newbolt
Midday and 5:00 Anchor
KATV Channel 7

Jonathan Oliver
Vice President – PP&D
Arkansas Electric Cooperative

"I really wanted to make a difference in our community and move things in a positive direction. AR Kids Read gives me a chance to pass along a love for reading, giving students a much better opportunity to succeed."

Gain Robinson
Vice President
McLarty Companies

Jamie Scott
Executive Director
Pulaski County Youth Services


Judy Love - Vice Chair
Retired Director, Administration
Executive Director, Leadership Greater Little Rock
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce

Lindsey Gray
Eggshells Kitchen Company

Esperanza Massana
Marketing Director
Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Nathaniel Noble
Environmental Health Supervisor
Arkansas Department of Health

Gloria Redman
Retired Nonprofit Executive, Philanthropist
Little Rock

Warwick Sabin
Senior Director, US Programs
Winrock International

Qutina (Tina) Watson
National Program Assistant Director
Home Instructor for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) USA

"Supporting AR Kids Read is not only my current mission, but a divine purpose over my life.  I grew up loving to read and writing short novels, and that love continues to grow on a consistent basis.  I believe that each child has the ability to achieve high reading levels and AR Kids Read is the unique piece to bridge that gap. I stand firm in supporting AR Kids Read, an organization that drives its mission daily with the incredible leaders and volunteers."