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Our Board Members work tirelessly with a commitment to the Shelter, our residents, volunteers and our community.

Angelique O'Bryan, President

Angelique O'Bryan, President

Senior Director of People, Process, and Culture, Shopper Events

“I am honored to serve on the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter Board and am excited about the opportunity to give back. Domestic violence can affect anyone, and so it’s important that we band together as a community and give survivors of domestic violence the resources and empowerment that they need to plot a course for recovery. I’m passionate about anything we can do to work towards a violence-free tomorrow.”

Vice-President

Vice-President

Vacant

Ashley Abel, Secretary

Ashley Abel, Secretary

Merchandising PMO, Walmart

“I believe in fighting for what is right, taking action against domestic violence in NWA, and hoping one day the resources of the Shelter will not be needed.”

Treasurer

Treasurer

Vacant

Deanah Baker

Deanah Baker

SVP/General Merchandise Manager- Ladies Apparel, Intimates, Jewelry and Accessories; Walmart

Information Pending

Mary Callender

Mary Callender

Director of Sales & Marketing, LA Darling

“I joined the board to support a cause that has always been close to my heart.  Growing up with a strong mom, she took me and my sisters to the shelter to volunteer from a young age. She wanted us to understand that there should always be a safe place to go when you need help and that abuse was never OK.  I am here to push the message out to our community about all of the opportunities for NWA to get involved to support the shelter.”

Debra Layton

Debra Layton

SVP Merchandising and Supplier Administration, Walmart

“Every chance I get I support,defend, prop-up, and help women and girls that I interact with both personally and professionally. I also had the wonderful opportunity to grow up in a very matriarchal family where I had many positive female role models who knew the value of hard work, perseverance, and an education. They have truly inspired me. Perspective is a wonderful thing, and I have learned that it’s not about me—it’s about giving back and one person can make a difference. It’s up to all of us to be that person!”

Harvey Millar

Harvey Millar

VP Sales, Mars Chocolate

“I am both honored and excited to be serving on the Board of the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter. I have been inspired and humbled by the people I’ve met and the cause we serve. It is important to me personally to be involved in such a valuable mission, and to help make a difference in our local community.”

Simone Schwarze

Simone Schwarze

Business Development Manager ASIA Region, Category Management & eCommerce, Nestlé S.A.

“Domestic Violence has no race, age, gender, or social status qualifications. Signs of domestic violence are easily overseen and often take place without anyone noticing. I am honored to serve on the board to help raise awareness and educate about domestic violence in our community.”

Chantel Shuler

Chantel Shuler

Associate Buyer, Walmart

“I joined the NWAWS Board in July 2017. I have always been passionate about helping those in need, empowering others, and being a part of my community. I’m looking forward to bringing domestic violence awareness to NWA and highlighting the strength and overcomer stories of domestic violence victims.”

Tina Winham

Tina Winham

Walmart Business Development Manager, SC Johnson

“I had always hoped that someday I could contribute in a way that really made a difference in the lives of women and children. Serving on this board allows me to contribute in a meaningful way to a mission of changing lives to become violence free.”