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The Little Rock Branch NAACP WIN Award is presented to women who demonstrate outstanding commitment to advancing the NAACP’s Mission Statement of ensuring political, educational, social,

and economic equality; and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

The Little Rock Branch NAACP WIN Award is presented to women who demonstrate outstanding commitment to advancing the NAACP’s Mission Statement of ensuring political, educational, social,

and economic equality; and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Jannie M. Cotton, MS, LPC, is the first black woman in Arkansas to serve as Chief Executive Officer of a major mental health organization with six locations in Pulaski, Lonoke, and Prairie Counties. She recently retired as the CEO of Professional Counseling Associates (PCA) in North Little Rock, AR, serving 13 years in this role. While working with children and families for the past thirty-nine years, Jannie received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and her master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a licensed professional counselor and has consulted for the last 33 years in the development of shelters, outreach programs, and children services in the state.
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Judge Tjuana Byrd is the first black woman in Arkansas to serve as Chief Executive Officer of a major mental health organization with six locations in Pulaski, Lonoke, and Prairie Counties. She recently retired as the CEO of Professional Counseling Associates (PCA) in North Little Rock, AR, serving 13 years in this role. While working with children and families for the past thirty-nine years, Jannie received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and her master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a licensed professional counselor and has consulted for the last 33 years in the development of shelters, outreach programs, and children services in the state.
The WIN Awards

The Founders Award recognizes a member who has rendered distinguished service to the association. 

The Community Service Award" honors persons who are making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, talents, and dedication (outside any volunteer work done for their employer).

The Trailblazer Award is presented to a person who's willing to take risks and go in a path where no one has gone before.  They “blaze a trail and leave a path for others.”

The Activism Award is bestowed upon a member of the community whose work improves human rights, the environment, economic and global justice, or cultural resistance.

Introducing our 2021 WIN Honorees...

 Sen. Linda Poindexter Chesterfield is native of Hope, Arkansas, Senator Chesterfield was the first African-American to graduate from Hendrix College in Conway. She is co-owner of Pondexter Chesterfield Consulting. Senator Chesterfield is a  member of a local Baptist church.

Activism

Dr. Anika Whitfield is a licensed podiatrist. She has a passion for gardening, using her gifts of healing, praying, encouraging, teaching, and preaching. She serves as co-chair of Grassroots Arkansas' Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. She is a part-time Mid-Atlantic Regional organizer for the Journey for Justice Alliance and is grateful to be part of the National Opportunity to Learn Network.

Education

 Dr. Katherine Mitchel

A native of Hope, Arkansas, Senator Chesterfield was the first African-American to graduate from Hendrix College in Conway. She and her husband, Emry, own a consulting firm, Pondexter Chesterfield Consulting. Senator Chesterfield and her husband are members of a local Baptist church.

Trailblazer

 Sen. Joyce Elliott

A native of Hope, Arkansas, Senator Chesterfield was the first African-American to graduate from Hendrix College in Conway. She and her husband, Emry, own a consulting firm, Pondexter Chesterfield Consulting. Senator Chesterfield and her husband are members of a local Baptist church.

MAKE YOUR DONATION NOW! 

It is the financial goal of the WIN Committee to raise $5,000 to support women who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to advancing the NAACP’s Mission Statement of ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons, and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

 

Please consider a gift of at least $15 because there are women in our community that need and deserve our support. Anonymous donations are always welcome.

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Thank you for helping us make a difference!