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Board & Staff

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

    Charlie Morris
    President
  • Jennifer Welter
    Executive Director, Community Action Program for Central Arkansas, Inc. (CAPCA)

    Jennifer Welter
    Vice President
  • Delia Anderson Farmer
    Executive Director, Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, Inc. (EOAWC)

    Delia Anderson Farmer
    Secretary
  • Marc Baker
    Executive Director, Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council, Inc. (C-SCDC)

    Marc Baker
    Treasurer
  • Stephanie Garner
    Executive Director, Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC)

    Stephanie Garner
    Immediate Past President
  • Rhonda Ahrent
    Chief Executive Officer, Black River Area Development Corp. (BRAD)

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

    Richard “Toby” Atkinson
  • Leslie Barnes
    Executive Director, Community Services Office, Inc. (CSO)

    Leslie Barnes
  • Carolyn Davis
    Interim Executive Director, Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corp. (SEACAC)

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

    Priscilla Johnson
  • Randy Morris
    Executive Director, Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (CADC)


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

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

    Bobbie Salter
  • Tony Thomas
    Executive Director, Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc. (CRDC)

    Tony Thomas
    Charlie Morris
    Charlie Morris
    Board President / de facto Executive Director

    Charlie Morris is currently serving as president of the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association Board of Directors.

    Mr. Morris is Executive Director of Northcentral Arkansas Development Council (NADC) in Batesville, which offers assistance to residents of Fulton, Izard, Independence, Sharp and Stone Counties.

    Terry Bearden
    Terry Bearden
    Chief Operations Officer

    Terry Bearden, NCRT, is ACAAA’s Chief Operations Officer. She is certified as a Master Trainer by the Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers (ANCRT) and is President of the ANCRT Board of Directors.

    Terry serves on several ROMA Next Generation workgroups, committees, and learning communities convened by national partners. She is a certified Family Development Credential Program Instructor and Portfolio Advisor, 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 has presented and served on panels at local, state, regional, and national conferences. She is a member of the ACAAA ROMA, Peer Assistance, and Conference committees, Arkansas Homeless Coalition, and National Fair Housing Alliance.

    John Moran
    John Moran
    Communications Director

    John Moran is ACAAA’s Communications Director. He joined the Association 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.

    Tamerdis Baker
    Tamerdis Baker
    Programs & Development Director

    Tamerdis Baker is ACAAA’s Programs & Development Director. Originally from rural Stuttgart Arkansas, she has lived in several countries as well as many states of the U.S. Through her travels, she realized at an early age; her passion for helping others. The diverse cultural experiences and interactions with various backgrounds and personalities, gave way to the tailored approach she exhibits while providing guidance and assistance to others. Tamerdis holds an Associate degree in History and is currently finishing her Bachelor’s at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She is a certified Family Development Credential Program Instructor and Portfolio Advisor and is in pursuit of her NCRT certification (National Certified ROMA Trainer). While working with many Community Action Agencies, she has committed herself to empowering the impoverished by promoting self-sufficiency and community involvement though ways of communication and compassion.