Rebecca Reynolds, ACAAA’s Executive Director, has spent her entire career advocating for human rights. She began her career in Early Childhood Education as a Head Start teacher with NADC before moving on to accept the position of Executive Director for Family Violence Prevention in Batesville for over three years. As Development Coordinator at the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rebecca drafted, advocated and successfully passed stalking legislation in the 89th Arkansas General Assembly.
Rebecca transitioned to ACAAA from her role as Cabot Program Administrator and Director of Waiver for Lonoke Exceptional Development Center serving individuals with disabilities. She holds an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education from UACCB and a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. Rebecca is currently in the process of completing her Masters of Business Management and is an upcoming ROMA NCRI candidate. She is involved in a number of volunteer efforts including Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Hospitality Committee, Little Rock Zoo Wild Wines of the World Steering Committee, Special Olympics, Arkansas Housing Trust Fund and Arkansas Advocates For Children and Families Kids Count Coalition; she also serves as a board member for Womens Own Worth She previously served on the Real Images Board of Directors, Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence Board of Directors, Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault Advisory Council and Batesville Rotary Club Board of Directors.
Lize Wilcox is a Forensic Chemist, who works at the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock. She earned her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in chemistry from UALR. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of performing complicated assays of confiscated illicit drugs from all over the State of Arkansas. Her duties include repair and maintenance of complicated instruments. She testifies all over Arkansas in criminal courts as to her findings.
Lize is a single Mom, who emigrated from South Africa 20 years ago. She put herself through undergraduate and graduate school and works hard to create a stable, loving environment for her family, while holding down her full time job. While she has had to overcome hardship and adversity to get to this point in her life, she is also driven by her need to help others who have not been able to achieve the same goals, setting both an example of what can be done, and having the willingness to do the things necessary to provide the support to others who are in need.
Dr. Frank Peretti
Dr. Peretti is an Associate Medical Examiner at the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
Kelly has over 20 year’s sales and marketing experience in the Banking, Mortgage, & Real Estate industry. In 2009 she obtained an Arkansas Insurance License in Health, Life, and Property & Casualty. She is a Producer for an Independent Insurance Agency in Little Rock.
Kelly is a single mother of three children. In her spare time she is an avid tennis player, loves to cycle and enjoys doing anything outdoors.
We are so honored that Kelly has chosen Women’s Own Worth to serve as a board member. Serving her community by lifting others truly comes naturally to her. She comes to this organization with gratitude in hopes of paying forward some of the experience, strength and hope that was given to her in difficult times by some very dear women that helped her to see her “worth”.
The board members of Women's Own Worth devote their spare time to finding and providing help for victims of abuse in Arkansas. They volunteer to help women who have been in abusive relationships or have been victims of violent crime. If you would like to volunteer to help women in Arkansas who have been victims of abuse, please contact us today.