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

Bill is passionate about helping the abused and neglected children in our community. He became an Advocate for Pulaski County CASA in November 2010. He served as a volunteer Advocate Supervisor and helped in the CASA office. He firmly believes that each foster child in our area needs the services of CASA. His desire is that every abused and neglected child will either be reunited with their family in a safe environment or find a “forever home” that nurtures them with care, consideration, and love.


Bill retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 2008. He received a BA degree from the University of New Orleans and a BSN degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is married to the love of his life, Mary Anne, and has two adult children.




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. 

Jerry Unser – Board Member

Jerry is retired from Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, where he worked in Provider Audit, Accounting, Purchasing, and finally managed the Customer Accounts Division.  He is a CPA and licensed attorney, and now does seasonal work as a tax accountant.  He is a graduate of Arkansas State University, the University of South Florida, UALR, and the UALR Bowen School of Law.  With the children grown, Jerry and his wife, Ginger, live in Little Rock with their dog, Jack.


Michael Harris – Board Member

Michal D. Harris is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and has lived in Little Rock now for 10 years.  He works at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College in the position of Assistant Registrar.  At the University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, Michal serves as Vice President of the Bylaws Committee and is a member of the Non-Academic Appeals Committee. Education is a primary factor in the life of Michal; he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2006, Master of Business Administration with a focus in Human Resource Management in 2012 from Purdue University Global, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration in Leadership from Walden University. In the community, he serves on the Racial, Cultural Diversity Commission for the City of Little Rock; Arkansas State House Society; member of Young Urban Professional League; Boys and Men of Color; and Arkansas Volunteer Association.  Over the past two years, Michal has achieved success as the Executive Director of his own youth nonprofit, “Ikarus Youth Outreach Program.”