Meet our board members.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Frances Scott now lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with her husband Charley Scott. Frances attended college at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, where she experienced first-hand the importance of community health in the rural areas of our state.
Mrs. Scott is passionate about the Foundation’s mission of providing health and education for Arkansans who need it, and lends this passion to the Arkansas Family Health Foundation board.
As a native of Augusta, Arkansas, Gary Browning has more than 40 years of experience promoting the health and wellbeing of patients all over Arkansas. After getting his bachelor’s degree, he took a position as a Drug & Alcohol Safety Coordinator & Instructor for Preferred Family Healthcare. He held this position for four decades, providing education to patients across Arkansas on the dangers of drug use, the risks of excessive alcohol consumption, and other health topics.
As a graduate of Arkansas State University, Janice Beard has served the Natural State throughout her career. Janice studied elementary education in college, and has worked as a teacher in Augusta for 22 years. She also has extensive business experience. This includes owning and operating the Ideal Store in Searcy during the early ‘90s, serving as the Office Manager for MM Cohn, and overseeing the construction of a bridge on the White River.Read More
Between these professional achievements and her community service record, Janice has earned many community awards and honors, including the 2010 AIDC Outstanding Service Award and the 2011 Augusta BPW Woman of the Year distinction.
Janice has played a leading role at Arkansas Family Health Foundation, having been a board member from the start. She has also spent the last three years as the foundation’s Secretary. Through these roles, Janice has organized critical health services for the people of the Arkansas Delta. She is particularly proud to have worked with the foundation’s pediatric clinic, which offers care to children who need it most. Between her commitment to service and extensive business knowledge, Janice is an invaluable asset to Arkansas Family Health Foundation.
Born in Evening Shade, Arkansas, Gregg Ratliff has focused on success in business and community service throughout his life. After graduating from Harding University, he worked for an electrical contracting business owned by his family. He quickly advanced to the rank of Vice President & Chief Operations Officer. Later, he moved to St. Louis to work as Manager of Training for Dale Carnegie University; he eventually became Vice President of Training, Read More
overseeing 2,800 trainers worldwide.
Gregg’s life was forever changed when his wife Nancy was diagnosed with ALS. In response, Gregg became her full-time caregiver. During this time, he published his own book, “Made in the Shade.” He was also certified as a paralegal by Boston University Law School, and he coordinated fundraising events for United Way and the ALS Association. After Nancy was laid to rest in 2016, he went on a medical service trip to India.
Gregg brings his business savvy and passion for service to bear in this role as the Director of Development for Arkansas Family Health Foundation. By raising funds for the Foundation’s goals, he empowers us to fulfill our motto: “Serving the least, the last, and the lost.”
Eva Kyle Jones
Eva Kyle-Jones is a former Senior Human Resources Director for Suddenlink, one of the nation’s top ten telecommunications providers. She was responsible for leading talent management and human resource business initiatives that covered 5 states and over 1300 employees ranging from field operations to call center. Eva is a highly motivated leader and possesses the ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
Eva graduated at the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resources & Professional Studies and holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. She is the current owner of McCrory Flower Shop and a member of the First United Methodist Church in McCrory, AR. Eva grew up on a farm in Rural Eastern Arkansas and understands the impact of poverty on basic needs for health and wellness. She also sits on the Woodruff County Economic Board and promotes business and educational development.
Eva resides in Arkansas and is actively supports the “Feeding America Back Pack Program” a nonprofit organization committed to feeding hungry children through the public schools’ systems and The Woodruff County Food Bank.
I lived and raised my family in Swifton, AR but relocated to Cave Springs, AR in NW AR almost three years ago.
I am a High School Graduate of Swifton High School.
I worked for 45 years at Norandal Aluminum Corp along with a small farming interest.
I became a member of AFHF in 2015.
When I relocated to NW AR I had to resign as a Board Member of ARcare representing Jackson, Co. I was asked to be a member of the AFHF Board after my resignation because of my past membership with Arcare and the fact I now live in NW AR. Since AFHF contributed to the mission of Arcare and It’s programs, I readily accepted.
I served for 20 years on the Arcare Board representing Jackson County. I also served on the White River Regional Housing Authority Board for 20 years representing Jackson County. I was Board Chairman for 13 of those years. I also served three terms as Mayor of the City of Swifton. Before that, I served as City Councilman for 7 terms.
Arcare is one of my proudest services to my community. It still amazes me how an organization such as Arcare can function so proficient while helping so many people who rely on these services. AFHF is also a big part of this organization and Fell blessed to be a small part of it.
George Paul Eldridge, Jr. was born on December 21, 1946. He was raised in Gregory, Arkansas. George finished school at August High School, Augusta, AR before attending three years at University of Tennessee at Martin. He has been in the food service business for 41 years and currently owns Doe’s Restaurant in Little Rock and The Tamale Factory in Gregory. George restored and lives in his family home in Gregory, Arkansas.
Nate grew up in Nashville, Arkansas and attended both college and law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
He began his law practice in Southwest Arkansas where his family has practiced law for six generations.
In 2010, Nate was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives where he served three terms.