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Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Announces Board Officers, New Board Members, and New Staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (December 18, 2012) – The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announces its 2013 Board Officers and Directors. The 2013 Officers are:

  • Toyce Newton, Chair – President and CEO, Phoenix Youth & Family Services, Inc., Crossett, AR
  • Diana Gonzales Worthen, Ph.D., Chair-Elect – Director, Project Teach Them All, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
  • Regan Gruber Moffitt, Secretary – Senior Associate for Public Policy, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Little Rock, AR

 The new Board members for 2013 are:

  • Frederick Black – Chairman and CEO, Simmons First Bank of South Arkansas, Lake Village, AR
  • David Rainey, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Dumas Public Schools, Dumas, AR

 In addition, nine members continue their terms on the WRF Board:

  • Jerry Adams – President and CEO, Arkansas Research Alliance, Conway, AR
  • Phil Baldwin – President and CEO, CredAbility, Atlanta, GA
  • René Bryce-Laporte – Program Manager, Skills for America’s Future, The Aspen Institute, Washington, DC
  • Andre Guerrero, Ed.D. – Director, Programs for Language Minority Students, Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock, AR
  • Susan Harriman – Director of Policy, Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock, AR
  • Pledger Monk – Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Little Rock, AR
  • Yvette Murphy-Erby, Ph.D. – Director and Associate Professor, University of Arkansas School of Social Work, Fayetteville, AR
  • Lisenne Rockefeller – President and Chair, The Winrock Group, Inc. and Winrock Farms, Inc.,  Little Rock, AR
  • Vicki Saviers – Former Executive Director of the Public Education Foundation of Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

WRF new team members are:

  • Takema Robinson-Bradberry, Senior Associate for Education and Community Change. Takema joined WRF in August 2012 after working as a consultant with foundations, nonprofits, and education organizations across the nation, including WRF. Takema earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African American Studies from Howard University in Washington, DC and pursued post-graduate studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.
  • Sarah Donaghy, Program Associate. Sarah joined WRF in September 2012 after working for Heifer International for nearly a decade. Sarah contributed to programs, development, and education teams of Heifer. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree Politics from Lyon College and a Masters in Public Administration from Arkansas State University.
  • Andrew Ford, Program Associate. Prior to joining WRF in July 2012, Andrew was a grant writer for Southern Bancorp Community Partners. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Political Science from Ouachita Baptist University and a Master of Science in Community and Economic Development from the University of Central Arkansas.


About the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

For over 35 years, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has helped to build and sustain the organizations that serve and strengthen Arkansas. Through grantmaking and strategic partnerships, we are working hard to help close the economic and educational gaps that leave too many Arkansas families in persistent poverty.



Mr. Cory Anderson

Vice President

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

(501) 376-6854