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As Baby Boomers Retire, are Next Generation Leaders Ready to Step Up to Leadership?
Seeking answers to this question, emerging leaders in Arkansas launched an Arkansas Voice Survey to capture input from young professionals in the nonprofit and public service sectors about opportunities and challenges to next generation leadership. The Survey, which was modeled after similar national surveys such as Stepping Up, Stepping Out and Good in Theory, Problems in Practice, provided local data that is being used to drive discussion around how to support future leaders. It is also inspiring younger leaders to think deeply about what they want the future of the sector to look like and begin advocating for change to make that happen. Join us for an engaging discussion (think The View…but more fun!) of what the results of the surveys mean for the nonprofit and public service sector and how such survey results can be used by philanthropic leaders.
Participants will better understand the needs of young nonprofit leaders and become advocates for changes in the nonprofit sector that help these young leaders succeed.
- Regan Gruber Moffitt, Senior Associate for Public Policy, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
- Sherece West-Scantlebury, President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
- Trish Tchume, National Director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
- Sarah Kinser, Communications Director, Arkansas Community Foundation
- Marquita Little, Director of Policy and Planning, Arkansas Department of Human Services
Regan Gruber Moffitt
As senior associate for public policy with the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), Regan Gruber Moffitt is responsible for helping the WRF proactively identify and support policy and advocacy activities focused on achieving the overall Moving the Needle goal of reducing poverty in the state of Arkansas.
Regan joined the Foundation in 2009 after practicing law with Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard P.L.L.C., where she focused on insurance regulation. In addition to her legal experience, Regan has worked extensively in policy and education. She has experience with the Texas legislature, working on community college issues with the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education and on K–12 education issues as a Legislative Aide for Representative Rick Hardcastle.
Sherece Y. West-Scantlebury is president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, a private, independent foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of all Arkansans in three interrelated areas: economic development; education; and economic, racial and social justice.
Involved in philanthropy for close to 20 years, Dr. West-Scantlebury served as CEO at the Foundation for Louisiana and as a program associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Her professional career includes nearly 25 years of experience in community development, public policy and advocacy, and public service.
Trish Tchume is director of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. Trish previously served as director of civic engagement for the Building Movement Project, and as community outreach manager and the director of training for Idealist.org. This followed years of community development work via city government and academia. Trish has received a number of awards and recognitions for her engagement of young nonprofit professionals including her selection for the inaugural class of Independent Sector NGen Fellows in 2009. Trish equally credits her rich Jesuit education, her strong Ghanaian roots, and a severe case of middle child syndrome for her commitment to engaging as many people as possible in the important work of building a just and equitable society.
Sarah Kinser is communications director for Arkansas Community Foundation, where her work has received two Prism awards from the Public Relations Society of America – Arkansas chapter. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, and a master’s degree in professional and technical writing from UALR. She earned the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential in 2012.
Marquita Little currently serves as the Director of Policy and Planning for the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) where she coordinates the public policy agenda for DHS. Her present work primarily focuses on health care reform, organization performance management, and child education and health initiatives. Marquita worked for several years in direct service with low-income families and youth in foster care, and in policy analysis, research, and program evaluation in the nonprofit and public sectors. Marquita is passionate about working to improve access to resources and opportunities for vulnerable populations. She currently serves on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas board of directors and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority where she chairs the Social Justice committee. She is also a founding member of Young Nonprofit Professional Network Little Rock Chapter. Past public service includes volunteering with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in Johannesburg, South Africa and serving as an AmeriCorps member.
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