2023-2024 Board of Directors
Each board member brings a unique set of skills to the organization and we are honored to have women from a multitude of backgrounds serving on our board.
Kayla Anthony is a graduate of Benton High School and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Promotion at the University of Arkansas, and her Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from Mississippi College. Kayla has been in the healthcare industry since 2014 when she moved to Fort Smith. She currently works as the Senior Foundation Coordinator at the Mercy Health Foundation.
She is married to her husband Justin, and they have two dogs, Lucy and Herschel. In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing board games with her friends, volunteering, and listening to audiobooks.
Kayla was selected for the Class of 2021 for Talk Business and Politics' Fast 15 and graduated from Leadership Fort Smith Class of 2023.
She has been involved with JLFS since 2018 and has had held the following placements:
· New Member Class (2018-2019)
· Home Tour Co-Chair (2019-2020)
· Holiday Home Tour Chair (2020-2021)
· Community Impact Vice President (2021-2022)
· President Elect (2022-2023)
Sara Webb lives in Pocola, OK with her husband, three daughters, 13 chickens, a duck, and several potbellied pigs. She earned an Associate's of Nursing from Carl Albert State College in 2006 and has worked a variety of nursing jobs, from hospice on the floor to educating CNA students at UAMS.
In 2023, she earned her Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Western Governors University. She will begin teaching third grade in the Fall of 2023.
Sara has been a member of JLFS since and has had the following placements:
New Member Class (2017-2018)
Placed Member in READY (2018-2019)
Placed Member in READY (2019-2020)
Co-Chair of READY (2020-2021)
Chair of READY (2021-2022)
Community Impact Vice President (2022-2023)
Communications Vice President
Megan Woodruff is a marketing professional specializing in the financial industry. She graduated from Poteau High School and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. Megan has been actively contributing to the finance industry since 2014 when she began her career with Arvest Bank.
Outside of her professional commitments, Megan cherishes her time with her two rescue dogs, Titus and Baylee. During her free moments, you'll often find her traveling to new places, volunteering for causes close to her heart, and filling her love for dance with Zumba.
Megan's achievements have been recognized by The Arkansas Banker's Association as an Emerging Leader and she recently graduated from the Next Level Leadership program within Arvest Bank.
Megan has been involved with JLFS since 2016 and has held the following placements:
New Member Class (2016-2017)
Auction Coordinator - Fostering Fashion (2017-2018)
Community and Fund Development Research (2018-2019)
Fashion Show Coordinator - Spring Market (2019-2020)
Social Media Chair (2020-2021)
New Member Trainer (2021-2023)
Community Impact Vice President
Victoria (Tori) Schmitt lives in Fort Smith, AR. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood/ Special Education from the University of Central Arkansas in 2014 and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Arkansas Fort Smith in 2021. Tori has been a Special Education teacher with Fort Smith Public Schools for 10 years. During that time, she has mentored new teachers in the district and become a curriculum coach. She loves working with teachers to ensure success in the classroom and student growth.
Tori and her husband, Scott, fostered children in Sebastian county for 3 years. During that time, 12 children stayed in their home. They are active at New Life Church and have three beautiful children and three dogs.
Her time with League has helped her grow personally and she is looking forward to serving on the Board of Directors this year.
Tori has been a member of JLFS since and has had the following placements:
New Member Class (2020-2021)
Placed Member in READY (2021-2022)
Co-Chair of HEAL(2022-2023)
Financial Vice President
Jenny Wilkinson returned to her hometown of Fort Smith in 2018 after living in Central Arkansas for many years. She attended college at the University of Central Arkansas where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. Later, she attended the University of Arkansas Little Rock law school and business school where she earned a joint degree - JD and MBA.
After serving in the office of Governor Mike Beebe, Jenny returned to Fort Smith to work with her family in the banking field. She remains a licensed attorney in Arkansas and works as a regulatory compliance auditor at Farmers Bank. Jenny is an avid reader and enjoys supporting local, independent bookstores and participating in book clubs.
She was selected to participate in the Leadership Fort Smith Class of 2020, where she made connections that introduced her to the work of the Junior League of Fort Smith.
Jenny has been a member of JLFS since 2020 and has held the following placements:
New Member Class (2020-2021)
Spring Market Auction Coordinator (2021-2022)
Community Impact Research Chair (2022-2023)
Fund Development Vice President
Anna graduated from Paris High School in 2004 before attending Arkansas Tech University where she majored in Sociology. Anna has worked for Arvest Bank for 12 years and currently works in Mortgage Lending.
Anna resides in Fort Smith with her cat Toby. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching sports, attending concerts and traveling.
One of the reasons why she enjoys Junior League is because it has allowed her to give back to the community and make new friendships.
Anna has been a member of JLFS since 2019 and has held the following placements:
New Member Class (2019-2020)
Fund in a Day Co-Chair (2020-2021)
Fund in a Day Chair (2021-2022)
New Member Trainer (2022-2023)
Membership Vice President
Emily Treadaway is native of Fort Smith and a UAFS graduate. She has been a member at Grace Community Church, along with her husband and two children, for over 10 years.
Emily has been the County Coordinator for the statewide non-profit, The CALL since 2017. With The CALL, she works with local foster and adoptive families. She also been involved in several statewide initiatives to serve families such as 100 Families and Every Child Arkansas.
Her time with League has helped her both personally and professionally and she is looking forward to serving on the Board for her third year. She was selected for Leadership Fort Smith Class of 2023-2024 and she is looking forward to starting.
Emily has been a member of JLFS since 2016 and has held the following placements:
New Member Class (2016-2017)
Special Events Co-Coordinator, Day at the Derby (2017-2018)
Special Events Coordinator, Day at the Derby (2018-2019)
Scholarship Coordinator, Project READY (2019-2020)
New Member Trainer (2020-2021)
Membership Vice President (2021-2022)
Sustainer to the Board
Donna Brandt is a California native who received her MBA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Most of her professional life has been spent in accounting and finance. She is currently the Director of Operations at Pro Care Innovations in Fort Smith.
Donna's greatest passion is world travel, and she has been to all seven continents. She also enjoys hiking, bicycling, photography and volunteering.
In 2022, she was the recipient of the Mary Harriman Award.
She transferred into the Fort Smith League from the Junior League of Monterey County, where she held the following placements:
New Member (2009-2010)
Community Impact Committee Member (2010-2011)
Community Impact Chair (2011-2012)
Community Impact Vice President (2012-2013)
President Elect (2013-2014)
New Member Committee Member (2015-2016)
Nominating Chair (2016-2017)
Scholarship Committee (2017-2019)