Board of Directors

Dedicated leadership

"I have a strong belief that education is the gateway to a better life for parents and children. The strength and courage of single parents who pursue an education is a continual source of inspiration." - Josh Mahony, Vice President

"Studies show that a mother's level of education is a strong predictor of the future success of her children. I believe that when ASPSF helps to educate Arkansas' single parents...we are helping Arkansas' future - our children." - Sylvia Thompson, Board Member

"Education is the bedrock of social and economic development. I believe in the ASPSF because it provides an opportunity to educate more people in our state." - Shirley Cherry, Board Member

"I am truly inspired by our students: the obstacles they overcome and the impact their education has on their children. The success rate speaks volumes about the quality of the organization and the approach." - Andrea Dobson, Board Member

"I believe in ASPSF's mission because education is the key to success. As a fellow single parent, I know the stigma that is sometimes associated with being one. People are single parents for various reasons - divorce, death, and separation. Sometimes individuals just need a little help to move forward. I want to be able to help these parents reach their goals, so their children have a better, healthy living environment that brings hope for their future." - Charlotte Bradley, Board Member


President, Judy Hammond, EdD

Vice President, Josh Mahony, EAM Company LLC

Secretary, Bobbie Ficklin, Senior Customer Service Specialist, Entergy

Treasurer, Eric Anderson, Senior Director, Finance Operations, Walmart Stores


Eric Anderson, Senior Director, Operations Finance, Wal-Mart Stores

Dr. Jay Barth, Professor, Hendrix College

Charlotte Bradley, PHR, MSBA, Assistant General Manager, Hope Water & Light

Cherokee Bradley, AME Program Manager, AR Dept of Human Services

Derwood Brett, Media, retired

Shirley Cherry, Assistant Director Career Services, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

Andrea Dobson, Chief Operating & Finance Officer, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Shannon Key, Early Childhood Educator

Spencer Kirkland, Logistics Finance & Strategy, FP&A, Wal-Mart Stores

Rocky Parsons, Senior HR Coordinator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Sylvia Thompson, Director, El Dorado Promise