Staff & Leadership

Nancy Leonhardt, Executive Director

Nancy joined ALA in October 2013. She has served in numerous positions in the non-profit arena since 1992 in California, Wisconsin, and Arkansas. Nancy holds a BS in Urban and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University.

Nancy is a member of the Rotary Club of West Little Rock. She is currently serving Rotary District 6150 as District Governor. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Darrell, of over 30 years and has two adult children, Jason and Christy.



Belinda Sanders, Program Director


Belinda Sanders joined ALA in 2008 as Program Director. She attended Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Belinda has a passion for volunteering and for managing volunteers. Her life’s purpose is serving and giving back to others on a daily basis. Belinda is a Certified Volunteer Manager.

A native of Arkadelphia, she now resides in Little Rock. Belinda has been married to her high school sweetheart, Delton, for over thirty-two years. They have two married daughters and one daughter who is enrolled at UCA. Her granddaughter, Aria, keeps her youthful and happy!!




2018-2020 ALA Board Officers

  •  ShaRhonda Love, President
  •  Joe Burkett, Jr, Vice President
  •  David George, Secretary
  •  Kyle Elmore, Treasurer


2019-2020 ALA Board of Directors

  •  Heather Amaro
  •  Cory Bigg, JD
  •  Myron Jackson
  •  Charles Kinslow
  •  Jessica Poytner
  •  Steven Reynolds
  •  Carolyn Harder Ryburn, JD
  •  TJ Thompson

ALA Board of Directors Ex-Officio Members

  •  Nancy Leonhardt, Executive Director, Arkansas Literacy Councils
  •  Trenia Miles, EdD, Deputy Director, AR Department of Career Education Adult Education Division
  •  Marsha Taylor, Director, AR Adult Learning Resource Center



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