Kathy Webb

Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and policy implementation of the Alliance.

Temeka Williams

Operations Director

The Operations Director is responsible for accounts receivable and payable, human resources, and also assists with annual budgeting.

Michelle Shope

Food Sourcing & Logistics Director

The Director of Food Sourcing & Logistics is responsible for acquiring food and other essential products and services for the regional food banks.

Amy Kelley Bell

Communications Director

Keeping the issues of hunger, the availability of direct relief programs and opportunities for donors in the public awareness through paid, earned and social media, as well as press events and promotions, is the job of the Communications Director.

Mary Bea Gross

Development Director

The Development Director plans, organizes and directs ongoing and special project funding programs for the Alliance. This includes funding from private foundations, individuals, corporations, events, governmental grants and more. The director represents the Alliance in the community, educating individuals and organizations about hunger in Arkansas.

Patty Barker

Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director

The Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign Director manages the development and implementation of the campaign’s 5-year plan to end childhood hunger in Arkansas. The director oversees campaign personnel and volunteers and works with national, state and local partners to advocate for and expand child hunger programs and assess their effectiveness.

Alex Handfinger

Cooking Matters Director

The Cooking Matters Director works with agencies across the state to implement Cooking Matters programming by providing them with ongoing technical support, training, and program management assistance.

Vivian Nicholson

Breakfast Program Director

The Breakfast Director works with superintendents, principals and child nutrition directors to implement new ways to serve breakfast at school including Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab & Go or Second Chance options that make breakfast a part of every student’s morning schedule.

Sikia Brown

Out-Of-School Programs Director

The Out-of-School Programs Director oversees and coordinates the recruitment and retention strategies of afterschool and summer feeding programs throughout the state. Additionally, the director acts as liaison between the Campaign, agencies, and other partners to further Arkansas children’s access to food outside of school hours.


Executive Assistant & Membership Manager

The Executive Assistant & Membership Manager serves as the primary contact and support of our members as well as the assistant to our executive director.

Samantha Stadter

Cooking Matters at the Store
Field Manager

The Cooking Matters at the Store field manager organizes and executes in-store grocery tours that teach participants how to make smart, economical, and nutritious food choices on tight budgets.


Brandon Chapman

Food Sourcing and Logistics Programs Coordinator

The Food Sourcing and Logistics Programs Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Arkansas Gleaning Project and Arkansas Beef Project.

Lance Whitney

SNAP Advocate

SNAP Advocates work with under served populations who are eligible for SNAP benefits but are currently not enrolled. They train agencies and volunteers to help eligible individuals apply for SNAP benefits, and monitor federal legislation that impacts SNAP.

Tomiko Townley

Advocacy Director

The Advocacy Director implements strategies to raise awareness about legislation and policies that negatively impact access to nutritious food for Arkansas families, seniors and children. The Advocacy Director acts as a liaison between elected officials, the Alliance and the hunger relief community.