David Hogue, President
David Hogue received his college education from Louisiana College, Northeast Louisiana University, and the University of London, England. After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana College, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from Mississippi College School of Law.Mr. Hogue has devoted several years of his law practice to representing parents, and then the children, involved in child abuse cases. Based on this he has enjoyed advising the CASA Board and helping train volunteer advocates over the years. Shortly after moving into the Faulkner County Civil Attorney office, he joined the CAA Board where he serves presently.
David is a husband and a father of two boys, residing between Conway and Enola in Faulkner County.
Shawn Evans, Vice President
Shawn Evans has served on the board for the Children’s Advocacy Alliance for a number of years. The Conway native is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas and has been an Allstate agency owner since 2009. Shawn and his wife, Mira, have three children: Mary, Ben, and Jude.
Patrick Lewis, Treasurer
Patrick Lewis was raised in Central Arkansas. He, his wife Kaylen, and their two daughter’s Darby and Dylan, moved to Conway in 2016. Patrick graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock in 2000, and went on to receive a degree in finance from the University of Alabama in 2004. Patrick has been a career banker with Regions, currently serving as the Commercial Lending Manager in Conway.
Wendy Ryals, age 51, was born and raised in Monroe LA and moved to Arkansas in 1978. I am married to Tim Ryals, Sheriff of Faulkner County, and we attend Conway Cowboy Church in Conway. We have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. I have been employed with the Arkansas State Police for 19 years, 2 years Hwy Patrol, and 17 years on Governor’s Security detail. I am a new board member for CAA and my experience in fundraising, and community relations along with law enforcement will be an asset for CAA. I have lived in Conway for 14 years.
LaTresha Woodruff is the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Conway Police Department. After a 15 year career as a TV News Reporter, she stepped into this position in January 31, 2011 as the first civilian Public Information Officer to hold the position. With more than a decade of experience as a television news reporter, she brings a wealth of knowledge on media relations. LaTresha is dedicated to providing members of the media and the public with accurate and timely information aimed at keeping you safe and informed.
LaTresha is an avid volunteer in the community and has served on the board for CAA for several years. She also volunteers with fundraisers for various agencies. LaTresha has earned numerous awards including 2016 Employee of the year for the Conway Police Department and Outstanding Woman In Business Award from the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce in 2015.
LaTresha is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communications. She is a native Mississippian but has called Arkansas home since 2000. She is married and lives in Conway.
Jennifer Morehead is a nonprofit veteran with experience in development, marketing, communications and public relations, and currently works at Hendrix College as director of annual giving. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in psychology with an emphasis in gender studies and is completing her master’s degree in college student counseling and personnel services from Arkansas State University.In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Children’s Advocacy alliance, Jennifer serves on the board of directors for the Conway Public School Foundation, volunteers with Out of the Ashes Pit Bull Rescue, and is a member of the Conway Morning Rotary Club. A northeast Arkansas native from Pocahontas, Jennifer relocated to Conway 15 years ago and resides in Conway with her husband, Jeremy, and rescue dogs.
I am originally from Illinois but lived in California for around 30 years before moving to Arkansas. I have lived in Arkansas for 23 years and have loved every minute of it. I have been working for the Childrens Advocacy Alliance for 13 years. My first year I was an experience Works employee and I guess they liked my work because CASA hired me. When I first started we were known as CASA. I have watched the agency grow and feel blessed that I have been a part of the Growth. Of all the jobs I have had in my life, working for this agency has been the most fulfilling and rewarding just knowing I have had a part in helping the children that we represent.
Adena J. White is an accredited public relations professional working at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce as director of communications. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech University in speech communication and journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a master’s degree in applied communication studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Adena is an officer for the Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, a member of Arkansas Tech University’s alumni board, and chairwoman of the Conway Community Race Relations Initiative’s communications and outreach subcommittee. The Arkansas native was raised in the small town of Center Ridge and resides in Conway with her husband, Matthew.
Louise Furst, Life Member
Having been a board member since the year 2000 I’ve had the privilege of watching the growth and success of Court Appointed Special Advocates and Children’s Advocacy Center, now known as Children’s Advocacy Alliance. Working with our staff and volunteers makes for a warm heart and thankfulness that so many care about the well-being of children. I have three daughters, five granddaughters and seven great grandchildren who have supported my efforts along the way.
Elwood Smith, Life Member
As a member of the CASA and Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) board since 2001, Mr. Smith has focused on expanding our ability to serve more abused or neglected children in the 20th Judicial district. He continues to support plans and programs that will enable CAA to assure that every neglected child in our district ends up in a safe, loving and permanent home environment.