Readying Arkansas for a lifetime of literacy

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 served Rotary District 6150 as District Governor in 2017-2018, and currently serves as the Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zone 31 and Rotary International as a Innovative Club Advocate. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Darrell, of over 35 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!!

2021-2022 ALA Board Officers

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Steven Reynolds

Kyle Elmore


Heather Amaro

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T.J. Thompson

2021-2022 ALA Board of Directors

Colleen Adams

Collen Adams


Edith Callaway-Frazier

Thurman Green

Thurman Green, III

Tim Harper

Tim Harper

Stephanie K'Nuckles

Stephanie K’Nuckles

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Derrick Newby, Jr.


Amy Provencher

Jacqui Valenzuela

Jacqui Valenzuela

Beatriz Varela

Beatriz Varela


ALA Board of Directors Ex-Officio Members

  • Nancy Leonhardt, Executive Director, Adult Learning Alliance
  • Trenia Miles, EdD, Director, Adult Education Section, Department of Workforce Services
  • Marsha Taylor, Director, Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center


Contact Info

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124 W Capitol Ave, Suite 1000

Little Rock, AR 72201

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