Sarah Hogan - President 

Sarah Hogan is a litigation paralegal at Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC. She has over 18 years of experience in the legal field. She is a member of Arkansas Paralegal Alliance and has served a term as Region IV Director. She attended Arkansas State University. Her interests include politics and volunteering. She has volunteered on several political campaigns and in her church community.  Sarah and her family are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

 
 
 

Blake Walden – Vice President

Blake serves as a Director for Westrock Asset Management where he is a member of the quantitative trading team and focuses on new strategy development and systems design. Prior to that role, he worked as an Associate in physical commodity trading, risk management, export, and production in Europe, East Africa, and the United States for Westrock Group. Blake has a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and brings over a decade of experience from the therapeutic foster care system in Southeastern Kentucky.

Joseph Chavarria - Treasurer

 

 

 

 

Ethan Atwood – Secretary 

Ethan Atwood is an attorney and current M.D. candidate at the U.A.M.S. College of Medicine. Ethan earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law and was admitted to practice before the Arkansas State Bar in 2006.

 

Matthew Wiles - Board Member

 

 

William Jones - Board Member

Will is a Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Special Investigations Division which contains the Cyber Crimes Unit where he oversees the unit’s investigation of online child sexual exploitation across the state of Arkansas.  He has undergone extensive training in technology facilitated crimes and is often appointed as a special prosecutor to handle the unit’s cases that result in an arrest and prosecution.  In 2014, he was named co-chair of the Attorney General’s Task Force for the Prevention of Human Trafficking. Will has been a prosecutor since 2001, serving in Pulaski and Perry Counties for over 11 years.

Saira Khan - Board Member

Saira Khan lives in Little Rock. She graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a BFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English. She's an advocate, photographer, and is working on a novel.  Her biggest role is dog mom to her Doberman. 

 

Sydney Rasch – Board Member

Sydney Rasch is a paralegal and a photographer. She owns her own business, Art/Photography by Sydney Rasch, and specializes in weddings. She also works at Pray Law Firm in North Little Rock, where she has worked in bankruptcy law since 2008. She has a B.A. in Studio Art from Hendrix College, and is currently a student at UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, graduating in May 2019. She is the past president of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers - Bowen Student Chapter, and has held other positions in many other student organizations. She is passionate about her work with children and the homeless, and hopes to see access to justice for all in her lifetime.

 

 

W. Cody Decker – Board Member

W. Cody Decker serves as an associate provost and chief data officer for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) and as a director for the Arkansas State Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Board. Prior to his current role, Cody served as assistant commissioner and chief information officer for K-12 education at the Arkansas Department of Education. Cody earned his doctorate in integrated computing from UA Little Rock and completed the management development program at Harvard. Cody and his family are members at Central Church of Christ in Little Rock.

 

Bill Waldemayer – Board Member

 

 

 

Brittany S. Ford – Board Member

Ms. Ford is a litigation attorney with Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC.

Raised in Arkansas, Ms. Ford graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law where she was chosen by her classmates to receive the Outstanding Contribution to the Law School Community Award. Ms. Ford received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, where she served as Student Body President. In 2015, she earned a Master's in Accounting.