Judy Watson, Executive Director/CEO has been employed at Rainbow of Challenges since August 1989 and has worked in many different positions throughout the past 26 years. Judy feels that each position change has given her a full understanding of the organization as a whole and forced her to learn about all aspects of the services/supports available to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Judy started as a direct support worker with Adult’s in the Day Program as a lead direct support worker. Since that time has moved up through the organization as a supervisor/Assistant QMRP, coordinator of Adult Day Program, Residential Program, Home and Community Based Waiver and Support Services… Read More
Teresa Porter has been employed by Rainbow of Challenges since September 1987 and has worked in many different positions during her tenure. Teresa feels that each position change has given her a broad understanding of the organization and enabled her to learn all aspects of the organization’s administration in relation to the services/supports available to individuals with disabilities. Teresa started with the organization as a direct support worker in the public school classroom in 1987. A year later she accepted a clerical position for direct services. In 2001, she transferred to the position of Administrative Assistant eventually being promoted to Executive Assistant to the Executive Director as her duties and… Read More
Kris Stewart joined ROC in 2000 as the Residential and Day Service Coordinator. He currently serves as Vice President of Residential Services and Training. He also serves as the QIDP for Omega Home (ICF/IID). Kris lives in Hope and is married to Delma Stewart and they have two children. Kris graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a BA in Education. He has over 22 years experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Leadership from the University of Delaware. He is a master level CPI Instructor and has provided crisis prevention training for ROC employees since 2003. Kris is a… Read More
Karri Whitten is the Children Services Vice President. She began as the Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP) for ROC’s Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ICF/MRDD) in 1998. Prior to joining ROC, Karri served as a Program Coordinator for the Arkadelphia Human Development Center and as a Certified Recreational Therapist for an extensive variety of programs that served children, adults, and the elderly with psychiatric, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. She is a proud graduate of Henderson State University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy and a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling. Karri’s role as the daughter of a person with severe disabilities… Read More
Brenda Brantley was “born and raised” in Hope, Arkansas and has lived in this area her entire life. She graduated from Hope High School and later in life, attended SAU in Magnolia, where she earned her BSW (Bachelor of Social Work) Degree. Brenda and her husband, David, currently reside in Bodcaw. Her employment with Rainbow of Challenges began in September 2000, when she was hired as Children’s Case Manager. At that time, she didn’t realize how much she would come to love, respect and admire the ROC family. Brenda believes that the teams’ commitment, dedication and teamwork make this an awesome place to work. She feels the individuals we serve… Read More
Jennifer Block, Vice President of Innovation and Development began her ROC career in February 2011 as Assistant Director of Children Services. She is a graduate of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Studies. Jennifer is the wife of Jeremy Block, Maintenance Manager with Georgia Pacific Gurdon Lumber. “Serving the individuals and children of ROC is not only a job for me, but a calling to ensure that our services are provided today and into the future.”
Scotty Powell, Corporate Compliance Officer, graduated Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas in 2004, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration. Scotty began his career working with Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. (ROC) in 2005 as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). When not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his favorite hunting buddy-daughter, Jacii.