Our Board

We are proud to recognize and celebrate our volunteer board of directors — community leaders whose strength in diversity, equity, and inclusion is matched by their professional discipline and dedication to the community.

“Just Communities of Arkansas continues to be unwavering in its commitment to transforming communities, large and small, statewide. I support JCA because they are literally boots on the ground – in classrooms, at worksites, at community retreats, and more doing the work it takes to ensure everyone is treated with respect, has a voice, and a sense of belonging.”

~Kenya Eddings,
Owner, Today’s Communique

“I know what it’s like to feel powerless and excluded, so I wanted to be a part of an organization that empowers others and strengthens communities through connection. I am committed to linking and sharing social and intellectual capital because I believe this will go a long way in creating a new social contract…one that benefits us all equitably.”

~Sharon Lanier,
Community Impact Analyst,
Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation

“I’m excited about partnering with JCA because too many still feel excluded and voiceless. Through communication, understanding, and knowledge, barriers can be broken down that build bridges to acceptance, respect, and dignity. JCA seeks to do the community building that creates a quality of life we can all experience.”

~Arkansasa State Senator Tippi McCullough,
District 33

“Belonging is one of the deepest desires of the human heart. There are too many forces in the world that work to exclude and minimize people, particularly when they are different.

I am part of JCA because I want every single human to know that they belong- that their pain deserves to be seen, and that they matter.

It’s that simple.”

~Dr. SaraTariq,
Associate Professor of Medicine & Assistant Dean or Undergraduate Clinical Education,
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“I’m a proud partner with JCA because I believe our world needs the work of inclusion, justice, and equity now more than ever, and JCA is about that work. JCA transforms ignorance into knowledge, antipathy into empathy, and injustice into equity and fairness.”

~Preston Clegg,
Senior Pastor, 
Second Baptist Church Little Rock

“I’m involved with JCA because I’m deeply committed to building communities and systems in which every person feels included, respected, and valued. That’s the type of place in which I want to live and help shape for my children.”

~Sufna John, Ph.D.,
Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor,
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“I have been on the JCA board for 7 years. During that time we have done some really transformative work. I have relished connecting JCA with the business community as we work to make businesses more diverse, inclusive, and equitable.”

~Miguel Lopez,
SVP & Chief Community Relations Officer, Encore Bank

“I support JCA because our work is creating connections that give me hope for a positive future. Young people who participate in our programs learn critical leadership skills and form relationships beyond the end of the workshops. When we learn about each other through relationships, we can make collective decisions to change for the best!”

~Katie Eisenhower,
Corporate Marketing Communications, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield

“It’s more important than ever to ensure that every single person has a welcome place in Arkansas, and I am so excited and proud to be a part of the team leading that work.”

~Arkansas State Senator Clarke Tucker,
District 32

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2513 McCain Blvd., Ste 2
Unit 175
North Little Rock, AR 72116