2021 Board Members
President: Melanie Palmer
Vice President & Social Media Manager: Jennifer Deering
Secretary/Treasurer: Cindy DeWitt
At-Large, Communications Coordinator: Kevin Lentz
At-Large, Social Media: Hannah Lastra
At-Large, Newsletter: Addison Mahaffey
At-Large, Membership: Brent Nichols
Central Arkansas Reps: Jennifer Deering & Kevin Lentz
Central Oklahoma Rep: Terri Grissom
Northeast Arkansas Rep: Gina Garrett
Northeast Oklahoma Rep: Sydnee Krenek
Northwest Arkansas Rep: Jacquelyn Sharp
Southeast Arkansas Rep: Mellie Bridewell
GPA Arkansas Chapter By-Laws and Other Resources
Please click here if you wish to review the by-laws that govern our chapter, including requirements for board officers, nominations, and scholarships.
History and Purpose
The Arkansas Chapter of the national Grant Professionals Association (GPA) was founded in 2010 by a group of Arkansas grants professionals who wanted an avenue for networking, enhancing their grants skills, and mentoring new members in the profession. We provide grants training and networking opportunities for grant seekers and grants managers throughout Arkansas. Our members represent cities, counties, nonprofit organizations, and grants consulting firms from across the state. We welcome you to join our chapter or attend any of our events! If you would like to be added to our mailing list for upcoming events and opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding a Grant Writer
GPA chapters do not make grants, nor do members or write proposals for organizations other than their employers/clients. In order to be fair to our many members, the Arkansas Chapter does not operate a referral service for contract grant writers/consultants. If your organization needs to contract with a grant writer, please see GPA's national directory of consultants. If you need to hire a grants professional on your staff, please feel free to list your job opening with us here and with the job center at GPA national here.
If you are interested in serving on a committee or as an officer, please contact us at email@example.com.