BOARD OF DIRECTORS

UCP of Arkansas is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of a diverse group of members.  Each member is encouraged to participate actively on Board Committees, at UCP functions, in advocacy throughout the community, and in fundraising through professional and personal connections.

“[We are] doing all we can to help people with developmental disabilities live a life without limits.”

— MARY CAROL POOLE , CHAIRWOMAN

MARY CAROL POOLE, CHAIR

TERM: 2019–2022   |   JOINED: 2009

GARY WELLS, 1ST VICE CHAIR

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2005

MICHAEL RUFFIN, 2ND VICE CHAIR

TERM: 2020–2022   |   JOINED: 2015

BILL YEE, TREASURER

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2006

HELAINE WILLIAMS, SECRETARY

TERM: 2021–2024   |   JOINED: 1995

STEVE JONES, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 1981

PAULA RADER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

APPOINTED: June 29, 2006

CHAD CUMMING, JR.

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2021

RICK FLEETWOOD

TERM: 2021–2024   |   JOINED: 1986

WILL GLADDEN

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2020

DAWN SCOTT

TERM: 2017–2020   |   JOINED: 2017

SIVA SOORA

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2015

KATIE THOMAS

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2021

JOY WIER

TERM: 2021–2024   |   JOINED: 2014

MARY CAROL POOLE,
CHAIR

TERM: 2020–2022   |   JOINED: 2009

GARY WELLS,
1ST VICE CHAIR

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2005

MICHAEL RUFFIN, 2ND VICE CHAIR

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2015

BILL YEE, TREASURER

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2006

HELAINE WILLIAMS, SECRETARY

TERM: 2021–2024   |   JOINED: 1995

STEVE JONES, IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 1981

PAULA RADER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

APPOINTED: June 29, 2016

CHAD CUMMING, JR.

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2021

RICK FLEETWOOD

TERM: 2018–2021   |   JOINED: 1986

WILL GLADDEN

TERM: 2020–2023   |   JOINED: 2020

DAWN SCOTT

TERM: 2017–2020   |   JOINED: 2017

SIVA SOORA

TERM: 2021–2023   |   JOINED: 2015

KATIE THOMAS

TERM: 2021–2022   |   JOINED: 2021

JOY WIER

TERM: 2021–2024   |   JOINED: 2014