The Disability Rights of Arkansas (DRA) Board of Directors are the fiduciaries who steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound and ethical governance and ensuring it has adequate resources to advance its mission. The board plays a crucial leadership function in shaping the DRA’s future, ensuring its success, keeping it on track, and is focused on its mission and strategic plans and objectives.
Being an impactful board member requires understanding the mission of DRA and bringing unique perspectives to help the staff execute the organization’s vision. Board members must bring their expertise and insight to the board and serve their 4-year term in various committees, including finance, fundraising, governance, and public policy. As a volunteer, unpaid position, directors on the board understand the impact of concentrated group efforts for the sake of a mission greater than themselves. DRA strives to consistently maintain board and committee members that capture diversity in the traditional sense of race, culture, gender, professional background and capabilities, knowledge of specific industries, and geographic experience.
DRA Board of Directors
Raysha Clark – President, Little Rock
Scott Hall – Secretary, Fayetteville
James Mason – Treasurer, Redfield
Mark George – Immediate Past President, Little Rock
Cory Bates-Rogers – PAIMI Advisory Council Representative, North Little Rock
Nancy Sullivan, Little Rock
Shannon Rivas, Hot Springs
Jane Browning, Hot Springs Village
Earl Jasper, Rogers
Gina Benavente, Fort Smith
The DRA Board of Directors welcomes public comment at its meetings and is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for the public to participate. If you would like to provide public comment, please send an email to email@example.com.
FY 2023 Board Meeting Dates:
- November 10, 2022
- January 12, 2023
- March 9, 2023
- May 11, 2023
- July 13, 2023
- September 14, 2023
All meetings will be held hybrid and run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. To
If you are interested in making a difference for people with disabilities in Arkansas, you are welcome to apply to become a member of our Board of Directors. Having a background in disability rights advocacy, law, accounting, or marketing is a plus.