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Amy Treadway, Executive Director
Amy Treadway, Executive Director of the Arkansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, has been on the Komen staff as Development Director since 2009, before taking the ED position in April, 2019. Prior to working at Komen, Amy had a 20 plus year career in the electrical industry selling electrical supplies to electricians, contractors, manufacturers, and corporations. Amy volunteered on the Race for the Cure committee from the very early days and chaired the Race in 2002, introducing the first theme as “Hats of to Women” and introducing the first Honorary Chair and Survivor; Willy Oats and her mother, Lou Ellen Treadway. Lou Ellen was diagnosed with breast cancer when Amy was 8 years old, making an impact on a young girl, which drives her today to help the men and women in Arkansas who need assistance with their breast health. Her mother is still thriving today, having survived breast cancer for over 40 years!
Kristin Trulock, Development Director
Kristin Trulock has more than 10 years of fundraising experience for Arkansas, where she has started many programs, walks, portfolio’s and donors. She is responsible for helping raise over 1.4 million dollars for the state of Arkansas. In the past years, she has brought new walks to cities all over the country including Nashville, Louisville, Charleston, Baton Rouge and more. She prides herself in helping connect grant recipients, sponsors and communities together.
She has a direct passion for the Komen mission. While helping her aunt caretake for her cousin-in-law while battling Metastatic Breast Cancer, she watched her fight an amazing fight with grace and a positive attitude. She, and other family members diagnosed with breast cancer were a main factor in why Kristin decided to change her career to Susan G Komen.
Kristin’s past experiences and deep-rooted connections in Arkansas make this a perfect match in helping change the future for breast health in Arkansas. She is passionate about her work and takes it as a personal mission to make a difference in all that she can. She is widely regarded in her abilities to bring funds for a cause near and dear to her heart and she has served in many roles throughout other non-profits in the development role.
Stacy Wilson, Special Events Director
Stacy has a BS in management from Clemson University and started her career in corporate aviation sales support. While working, she earned her Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Southwest University of Visual Arts adding residential clients to her corporate aviation design portfolio. She incorporated as The Wilson Group, her first entrepreneurial business and worked in the field of corporate aviation and residential design before moving to Little Rock in 2007. After starting a family, she stopped traveling and created her second business, The Little Chick out of a need to design and create. Stacy spent the next 10 years building The Little Chick, opening a retail location, online presence and supporting her growing clientele. Stacy was recognized as a “Women to Watch” in 2015 by Soiree Magazine and had her product line featured in Southern Living Magazine in 2013. Recognizing her gift for non-profit projects, she sold the retail location in 2016 and started volunteering for numerous organizations in Little Rock. She has managed and planned everything from small events to large galas. Stacy brings a passion for event planning, development and detail to the Special Events Director position. Stacy lost her grandmother to breast cancer and has family members who are Survivors and for that reason, the organization holds a special place in her heart.
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Ashley McBride, Mission Director
Ashley D. McBride is the Mission Director of Susan G. Komen Arkansas. Prior to her appointment as Mission Director, she served as Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Grambling State University and Arkansas Baptist College. Ashley has over eight years of professional experience to include Director of Compliance and Recruiting, Program Research Director, and directing several education programs in underserved communities. Due to her incredible work ethic, within six months, she was promoted from Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and CFO of Arkansas Baptist College to the Interim Director of Human Resources. Ashley prides herself on the ability to effectively communicate with audiences of diverse backgrounds. As an academician, she is consistently sought after for advice, as she has taught over 1,000 students in higher education. Her method of instruction has attributed to an increase in biological sciences pass rates by 47%.
Throughout her professorial career, she has given countless lectures regarding carcinogenesis and how it affects the lives of those impacted. Her scientific research focuses on neurological diseases and their effect on the human body. Ashley seeks to merge her professional and scientific background to advance the Komen mission, and serve as an advocate for women with breast cancer. Ashley has devoted her life to education and service, as she strongly believes in paving the way for future generations. Her most memorable experience was as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic to provide aid to Haitians displaced from the disastrous 2010 earthquake. Ashley is a native of Little Rock, AR. She graduated from J. A. Fair Magnet High School and matriculated through the illustrious Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. There, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish/Pre-medicine. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Modern Human Anatomy with an emphasis is Developmental, Cellular, and Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus. Ashley is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Sarah Tipton, Northeast Arkansas Regional Director
Amber Lawrence, Texarkana Regional Director
Amber has been with Susan G. Komen for 5 years. She was the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen Texarkana for 3 years and took over as the Southwest Regional Director when Susan G. Komen Texarkana merged with Susan G. Komen Arkansas. She had been volunteering with the Race for the Cure since 2004 as a race committee chair before assuming her position. She is a University of Arkansas graduate with a background in apparel studies and owned the business Peas & Carrots from 2008 – 2015. She has volunteered with many local non profits; past secretary of the Junior League and Chair for the Mistletoe Fair decorations committee. Amber was also selected as one of Texarkana’s 40 under 40. She maintains the Southwest region and wears many hats for her area, from event planning, directing, fundraising and mission/advocacy work in the community.