Staff

Executive and Administrative Staff

Tom Masseau, Executive Director

Tom Masseau has over 30 years of experience advocating for the rights of individuals with disabilities. Prior to arriving at Disability Rights

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Susan Pierce, Grants Manager

Susan Pierce is the Grants Manager at Disability Rights Arkansas (DRA) in Little Rock, Arkansas, having previously held the positions of Director

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Kerri Michael, Communications and Outreach Manager

Kerri Michael joined DRA as Communications and Outreach Director in May of 2019. Kerri earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology

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Greg Hankins, Finance Director

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Marlette Boales, Accounting Assistant

Marlette Boales started at Disability Rights Arkansas in July of 2013. In her capacity at DRA, she books travel, approves timesheets,

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Ashlyn Whelchel, Administrative Assistant

Ashlyn Whelchel joined DRA in July of 2019. A native of Fort Smith, she moved to Little Rock during her senior year of high school. Prior to

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Legal and Advocacy Staff

Thomas Nichols, Director of Legal and Advocacy Services

Thomas Nichols joined DRA in September of 2015. He received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Henderson State

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Christian Adcock, Advocate

Christian Adcock has been with DRA since November of 2013 and has worked in a variety of issue areas for the agency.  He is currently

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Abigail Craig, Advocate

Abigail Craig joined DRA in February of 2019. She earned a Masters of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of

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Dani Fields, Staff Attorney

Dani Fields joined Disability Rights Arkansas in December of 2018. She primarily assists clients who are facing hurdles achieving their education

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Christy Furqueron, Advocate

Christy Furqueron started with DRA in July of 2013. Her focus is accessibility issues involving service and emotional support animals,

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Jacqueline Gorton, Advocate

Jacqueline Gorton joined the staff of Disability Rights Arkansas in October of 2016. She brings decades of experience to her position as 

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Mitchell Harlan, Advocate

Mitchell Harlan joined the staff of DRA in April of 2019. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the William H. Bowen School of Law. His professional

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Mollie Hernandez, Advocate

Mollie Hernandez began work at DRA in May of 2019. She is a graduate of Arkansas State University and is currently pursuing a Masters 

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Rose Lewis, Advocate

Rose Lewis joined DRA in 2018 to work on the Representative Payee program. She has more than 10 years’ experience in case management,

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Darren Morris, Self-Advocate Coordinator

Darren Morris joined DRA in November of 2016. A native of Chicago, IL, Darren serves as the Self-Advocate Coordinator for DRA. He travels

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Cristy Park, Staff Attorney

After thirteen years in the mental health and substance abuse field, Cristy Park earned her juris doctor degree at the University of Arkansas

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Cortney Spangler, Paralegal

Cortney Spangler joined Disability Rights Arkansas in April of 2019. She graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas Pulaski

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Reagan Stanford, Staff Attorney

Reagan Stanford joined DRA in April of 2019. Prior to joining DRA she worked directly with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault,

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Kris Stewart, Advocate

Kris Stewart joined Disability Rights Arkansas in July of 2016. She holds a bachelors degree in social work and has over 24 years of experience

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Teresa Tate, Advocate

Teresa Tate joined Disability Rights Arkansas in November of 2013. She holds a Masters of Health Administration from Webster University.

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Boomer

Boomer is a proud graduate of The Seeing Eye in Morristown, New Jersey. He is the guide dog of DRA staff advocate Mollie Hernandez. Although

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