Board of Directors & Staff

Our Vision

NASW Arkansas is committed to being the most relevant and visible force for social work professionals. We will impact the state of Arkansas and empower our profession through education, advocacy, and networking.

Education

We will impact social work practice through innovative, affordable, and accessible educational opportunities. We will increase public awareness of our profession and diverse roles as social workers.

 

Advocacy

We will advocate for the social work profession and influence policy at the local and state levels. We will expand our involvement in advocacy efforts to promote human rights and social and economic justice.

Networking

We will have an active, inclusive, and diverse membership. We will provide opportunities for collaboration, support, and professional growth.


2023-2024

We invite NASW members to contact the Chapter’s Social Work Board of Directors and Staff at any time with questions, ideas or concerns. Our elected, volunteer Board Officers and Branch Representatives support the state’s eight branches, generate activities in the branches, and liaison with the Chapter office. We are all eager to demonstrate our commitment to you and to the field of social work.

Board Officers


Alishia Ferguson, PhD, LMSW
Alishia Ferguson, PhD, LMSW

PRESIDENT

Haleigh Trotter, LCSW
Haleigh Trotter, LCSW

PRESIDENT-ELECT

Heather Edge, LMW
Heather Edge, LMW

VICE PRESIDENT

Susan Okroglic, DSW, LCSW
Susan Okroglic, DSW, LCSW

SECRETARY


Board of Directors


Brijet Beazor
Brijet Beazor

MSW STUDENT REP

Haley Vincent
Haley Vincent

BSW STUDENT REP

Picture of Rita Collins, LCSW
Rita Collins, LCSW

AT-LARGE BRANCH REP

Picture of Cheryl Knight, DSW, LCSW
Cheryl Knight, DSW, LCSW

 BRANCH REP AT LARGE


picture of Devon Davasher, LCSW, CCM
Devon Davasher, LCSW, CCM

CENTRAL BRANCH

Picture of Alyssa Guffey, LMSW
Alyssa Guffey, LMSW

 CENTRAL BRANCH

Picture of Shara Purtle, MSW
Shara Purtle, MSW

 CENTRAL BRANCH

Picture of Ashlie Childress, LMSW
Ashlie Childress, LMSW

 NORTH CENTRAL


picture of Nicole McCauley, DSW, LCSW
Nicole McCauley, DSW, LCSW

NORTH EAST

Picture of Rashele Wade, LCSW
Rashele Wade, LCSW

 NORTH EAST

Picture of Christiane Long, LCSW
Christiane Long, LCSW

 NORTH WEST

Picture of Jeremy Stark, LCSW
Jeremy Stark, LCSW

NORTH WEST


picture of Tamara Glover, PhD, LCSW
Tamara Glover, PhD, LCSW

SOUTH EAST

Picture of Tenesha Hill, MSW
Tenesha Hill, MSW

SOUTH EAST

Picture of Catiya Welch, LMSW
Catiya Welch, LMSW

SOUTH WEST

Picture of Kristen Dobbs, LMSW
Kristen Dobbs, LMSW

WEST CENTRAL


picture of Holly Barron
Holly Barron

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brooke Devore

INTERN