Skip to main content

Who We Are

Board & Staff

About Our Board

* Contributing          * Empowered          * Grateful          * Strong          * Making a Difference          
* Fulfilled                  * Part of Something Important          * Useful

 

These are just some of the ways our board members feel when giving their time, passion and expertise to volunteer service for our Center. Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve.

Our board members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need. Here are our current board members:

Ashely Joyner, President:  Realtor with Collier Agency

Justin Kohley, Vice President: Senior Project Manager--Walmart

Simone Lewis, Treasurer: Loan Officer – Arvest Bank  _____________________________________________________________________________________

Hanna Salmonson, Member: Small Business Ownter

Valandra, Member: Director of African & African American Studies and Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work - University of Arkansas 

Diem Nguyen, Member: Sex Crime Investigator – Federal Court

Sarah Faitak, Member: Director—The Breast Center of NWA

Julie Petty, Member: Project Trainer – Partners for Inclusive Communities

Lid Ryan, Member: Human Resources Generalist – Tyson

Nate Walls, Member: Small Business Ownter

For more information about our board of directors, or to reach our board, please email: board@nwasexualassault.org

About Our Staff

Our staff reflects the community we serve and has a strong commitment to making our mission a reality in Northwest Arkansas. With tireless passion, our staff never stops working to build awareness and empower bystanders to intervene in messages and actions that blame victims and support perpetrators. We envision a society where all survivors will be supported and all perpetrators will be held accountable. With patient empathy, our staff provides comprehensive services to all survivors of sexual assault regardless of the survivor's race, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, socioeconomic status, immigration status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. We provide compassionate, confidential services to every survivor whether or not they choose to report to law enforcement.

 

OUR IMPACT IN 2018:

  • $ Raised from INDIVIDUAL Donors

    $57837

  • # of Times Supporting a Survivor in 2018

    5,806

  • # of Forensic Rape Kit Exams

    118

  • # of Hotline Calls Answered

    547

  • # of People Educated in 2018

    5,679

© 2019 NWA Center for Sexual Assault

Powered by Firespring