Staff

Paul Austin Executive Director
Jama Best Senior Program Officer
Robin Phelps Operations Officer
Lavona Wilson Associate Director

2017 Board of Directors

Paul Babbitt

Associate Professor Political Science South Arkansas University Magnolia

Marynell Branch (Treasurer)

Retired School Teacher/Arkansas Heritage Administrator Little Rock
Jamie C. Brandon Research Station Archeologist Arkansas Archeological Survey Fayetteville
Tom DeBlack Professor of History Arkansas Tech University Conway
Danny Durey Principal Kingsland Elementary School Kingsland
Buck Foster Lecturer of History University of Central Arkansas Conway
Claudine James Teacher Malvern Middle School Malvern
Cherisse Jones-Branch (Chair) Associate Professor of History Arkansas State University Jonesboro
Joseph Key Associate Professor of History Arkansas State University Jonesboro
Allyn Lord Director Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Fayetteville
Robert Moore Assistant Professor of History John Brown University Siloam Springs
Lesha Shaver Owner Little Mountain Bindery Fayetteville
Felicia R. Smith (Vice Chair) Supervisor Instructional Services Fort Smith Public Schools Fort Smith
Edma Solorzano Associate Professor of Spanish UA Little Rock Little Rock
Stuart Towns Retired History Professor Forrest City
James F. Willis Retired History Professor Little Rock

*Governor’s appointee