LaDonna Humphrey

Author; Executive Director, Oasis of Northwest Arkansas

HOME: Rocky, OK; moved to Greenwood, AR in 1985 and to NWA in 1986

Juggling multiple careers is not for the faint of heart, but LaDonna Humphrey has channeled her desire to make a difference into everything she does – from writing to podcasting to directing a sober living home for women. Her passions include advocating for missing adults, crime victims, children in foster care and women in recovery. In April of this year, Humphrey’s debut book, The Girl I Never Knew, was published by Genius Book Publishing, and she has a second soon to be released. Outside of her advocacy work, Humphrey enjoys reading, taking walks with her husband and attending concerts.

LaDonna Humphrey

Author; Executive Director, Oasis of Northwest Arkansas

HOME: Rocky, OK; moved to Greenwood, AR in 1985 and to NWA in 1986

Juggling multiple careers is not for the faint of heart, but LaDonna Humphrey has channeled her desire to make a difference into everything she does – from writing to podcasting to directing a sober living home for women. Her passions include advocating for missing adults, crime victims, children in foster care and women in recovery. In April of this year, Humphrey’s debut book, The Girl I Never Knew, was published by Genius Book Publishing, and she has a second soon to be released. Outside of her advocacy work, Humphrey enjoys reading, taking walks with her husband and attending concerts.

What other woman do you admire most?

I admire strong, courageous women who bounce back from impossible odds.

What lessons have you learned from working in your field?

I have learned to approach life at all times with an attitude of gratitude. It makes the sweet moments in life even sweeter, and it gives me strength during trials and tribulations in life.

What is your proudest achievement?

Walking alongside women who have successfully rebuilt after drug or alcohol addiction has wreaked havoc in their life. There’s something sacred about watching a woman rise from the ashes as a strong, empowered and contributing member of society.

What is the best part of your day?

The time spent with my children and husband. Those moments are the most important parts of my day.

If you were handed a million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would expand the Oasis of Northwest Arkansas program for women who are in need of safe and sober housing. Then, I would provide funding to the nonprofit All the Lost Girls to pay for DNA services that could help solve cold cases like the 1994 murder of Melissa Witt.

What’s something others would be surprised to know about you?

I have seven children ranging from ages 5 to 24.

What other woman do you admire most?

I admire strong, courageous women who bounce back from impossible odds.

What lessons have you learned from working in your field?

I have learned to approach life at all times with an attitude of gratitude. It makes the sweet moments in life even sweeter, and it gives me strength during trials and tribulations in life.

What is your proudest achievement?

Walking alongside women who have successfully rebuilt after drug or alcohol addiction has wreaked havoc in their life. There’s something sacred about watching a woman rise from the ashes as a strong, empowered and contributing member of society.

What is the best part of your day?

The time spent with my children and husband. Those moments are the most important parts of my day.

If you were handed a million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would expand the Oasis of Northwest Arkansas program for women who are in need of safe and sober housing. Then, I would provide funding to the nonprofit All the Lost Girls to pay for DNA services that could help solve cold cases like the 1994 murder of Melissa Witt.

What’s something others would be surprised to know about you?

I have seven children ranging from ages 5 to 24.