American Heart Association Central Arkansas is blessed by volunteers and contributors who advance the organization’s mission in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Atop the long and distinguished list is the Circle of Red, a collection of individuals who have gone above and beyond in their support of AHA’s work. Tireless in their advocacy, the outstanding individuals represent the best our state has to offer against these dreaded diseases that have impacted so many families. We are proud to recognize this year’s Circle of Red members and express our profound gratitude on behalf of the thousands of Arkansans who have benefited from their generosity.

Gina Pharis

2024 Circle of Red Chair

Community Supporter

 

Heather Baker

President and Publisher

AY Media Group

 

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Debi Barnes

Debi Barnes Consulting

 

Dr. Arnessa Bennett

Director of Special Projects & DEI

North Little Rock Mayor’s Office

 

Trish Birch

Community Supporter

 

Char Boulch

Chief Nursing Officer

Saline Memorial Hospital

 

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Tjuana Byrd Manning

Circuit Judge

Pulaski County

 

Lisa Gaddy

Early Childhood Educator

Arkansas State University

 

Donna Hall

Chief Financial Officer

Bank of Little Rock

 

Brandy Harp

Principal Broker

Jon Underhill Real Estate

 

Jamie Jones

Partner

Friday, Eldredge & Clark

 

Kimberly M. Lee

Financial Inclusion Officer

Hope Credit Union

 

Dr. Jean McSweeney

Professor Emeritus

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

Dr. Karla Montgomery

Medical Doctor

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System

 

Katrina Owoh

Chief Financial Officer

Clinton Foundation

 

Nikki Smith

Executive Director

American Heart Association-Central Arkansas

 

Sarah Thomas

Community Relations Specialist

Healthy Connections

 

Alexandria Washington

CEO

The BIG Agency

 

Dorothea Wilson

Reporter

KARK/Fox 16

 

Circle of Red members not pictured:

Katrina Banks, APRN

 

Dr. Charity Smith

Principal Education Associate

Fetterman and Associates International

 

Olivia Ramsey

Community Supporter

 

Danyelle Walker

Owner and Attorney

Law Office of Danyelle Walker

 

See all of the 2024 survivors featured in the May issue of AY Magazine here.