The Arkansas Community Foundation has elected new board members. They are Lisa John-Adams of Blytheville, Dr. Eduardo R. Ochoa of Little Rock and Dr. Jack Porter of Hot Springs.
John-Adams has been quality systems director at Nucor Steel Arkansas since 2000. She has been with Nucor for 27 years and is a certified quality and environmental systems lead auditor. She is a past president of the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce and serves as board president of The Haven of Northeast Arkansas Domestic Violence Shelter. John-Adams is a member of the Great River Economic Development Foundation Board, chairs the Board of the KIPP Delta School and is a board member of The National Cold War Center.
Ochoa, a pediatrician in Little Rock affiliated with multiple hospitals, launched the Latino Clinic for special needs children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in May 2009 and the West Little Rock Primary Clinic in 2010. He led the building project and was named medical director of the Children’s Hospital Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic opened in June 2017. His research interests include Latino health, health disparities, children with special health care needs and community engagement.
Porter is a retired dentist who has served on the local Hot Springs Area Community Foundation affiliate for nearly 20 years. He is chairman of the Oaklawn Center on Aging board of directors, a member of the National Park Rotary Club and is currently working to save the Army Navy Building in Hot Springs.
“Lisa, Eddie and Jack are excellent additions to our board. We are so glad to welcome them to the Foundation family,” said Heather Larkin, President and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation. “Each brings critical knowledge, broad experience and a unique perspective about Arkansas and its needs.”
Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization with more than $500 million in assets that offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. Since 1976, it has provided more than $314 million in grants.