Board & Staff

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

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

    Delia Anderson Farmer
    Vice President
  • Tony Thomas
    Executive Director, Crowley’s Ridge Development Council, Inc. (CRDC)

    Tony Thomas
  • Randy Morris
    Executive Director, Central Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (CADC)

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

    Charlie Morris
    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
  • 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
  • Carolyn Davis
    Executive Director, Southeast Arkansas Community Action Corp. (SEACAC)

    Carolyn Davis
  • Stephanie Garner
    Executive Director, Arkansas River Valley Area Council, Inc. (ARVAC)

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

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

    Bobbie Salter
  • Rosalind Thompson
    Executive Director, Central Delta Community Action Agency (CDCAA)

    Rosalind Thompson
    Terry Bearden
    Terry Bearden
    Executive Director

    Terry Bearden, NCRT, is ACAAA’s Executive Director. 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 the Programs & Development Director for Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association. Originally from rural Stuttgart, Arkansas, she has lived in many states and several countries outside of the United States. During her travels, at an early age, she realized her passion for helping others. Tamerdis’ diverse cultural experiences contributed 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 degree through the University of Arkansas System. She is a certified Family Development Credential Program Instructor and Portfolio Advisor, certified “Bridges Out of Poverty” facilitator, and is seeking certification as a Nationally Certified Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Trainer. While working with the Community Action network, Tamerdis has committed herself to empowering people with low incomes by promoting self-sufficiency and community involvement.