2021-2022 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.

Christina Scherrey

President

Christina Scherrey is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  She is a graduate of Southside High School and later the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville with degrees in International Economics and Spanish Literature.  She also attended the University of Arkansas School of Law where she was an Associate Editor of the Arkansas Law Review and she received a Juris Doctorate degree in 2006. 

 

She has worked for the Sebastian County Public Defender’s Office as a Deputy Public Defender for approximately 15 years now.   She also participated in Leadership Fort Smith as part of the Class of 2020-2021.

 

She has been involved with JLFS since 2015 and has had held the following placements:

 

  • New Member Class (2015-2016)

  • Fostering Fashion, Booths Co-Chair (2016 - 2017)

  • Fostering Fashion Booths Chair (2017 - 2018)

  • Community Impact Vice President (2018 - 2019)

  • Fund Development Vice President (2019 - 2020)

  • President-Elect (2020-2021)

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Tristin Bolton

President Elect

Tristin Bolton is a native of Crawford County. She is a graduate of Alma High School and completed her Bachelor's Degree at Northeastern University in Tahlequah Oklahoma, and her Master's Degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Arkansas. 

Tristin currently works as the Family Consumer Sciences Agent for Crawford County Cooperative Extension Service.   And you can find her reading, volunteering, or at the races in her free time. 

 

She was recently selected for the Class of 2020 for Talk Business and Politics' Fast 15.  She also has participated in Leadership Crawford County and has recently been selected for Leadership Fort Smith as part of the Class of 2021-2022.

Tristin has been a member of JLFS since 2016 and has held the following placements:

 

  • New Member Class (2016-2017)

  • Provisional Coordinator (2017 - 2018)

  • Scholarship Chair (2018 - 2019)

  • Project READY Chair (2019 - 2020)

  • Community Impact Vice President (2020-2021)

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Alexis Brown

Communications Vice President

Alexis Brown is a graduate of Southside High School. Alexis joined the Harry Robinson Automotive Family and has worked in multiple roles throughout the dealership since starting in 2012. After developing a love for customer service, she accepted the position as the Customer Experience Manager in 2017.

 

Alexis has a 7-year-old daughter named Suri Rose and her wife has served in the Air National Guard for over 13 years. Alexis is active in the PTA at her daughter's school and their family enjoys exploring Fort Smith's rich downtown culture. She connected with the focus of JLFS right away and is grateful for the empowerment and leadership training the Junior League of Fort Smith offers to women of all backgrounds!

She was recently selected for the Class of 2021 for Talk Business and Politics' Fast 15.

Alexis Brown has been a member of JLFS since 2018 and has held the following placements:

 

  • New Member Class (2018-2019)

  • Merchant Coordinator, Spring Market (2019 – 2020)

  • Communications Vice President (2020-2021)

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Kayla Anthony

Community Impact Vice President

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 and .  


She is married to Justin and they have two dogs.  In her free time, Kayla enjoys playing board games with her friends and volunteering. 


She was recently selected for the Class of 2021 for Talk Business and Politics' Fast 15.
 

  • New Member Class (2018-2019) 

  • Home Tour Co-Chair (2019-2020)

  • Holiday Home Tour Chair (2020-2021)

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Claire Person

Financial Vice President

Claire Person was born and raised in Fort Smith. Claire graduated from Southside High School in 2009 before attending the University of Arkansas, where she obtained a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.  


For the past four years, Claire has worked at ArcBest in the Corporate Accounting Department, where she is currently a Senior Accountant.  Prior to that, she was an audit associate at BKD, LLP in Rogers and Fort Smith.  


Claire enjoys giving back to the community that helped raise her. Currently, she is the President of the Girls Inc. of Fort Smith Board of Directors.  She is the Supervisory Committee Chair for the Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union Board of Directors, and is a member of the Finance Committee for the Fort Smith First United Methodist Church. Claire is a graduate of the Leadership Fort Smith class of 2019.


Her husband, Dalton, is also Fort Smith native, and they enjoy exploring all that Fort Smith has to offer while spending time with family and friends at their favorite local spots.


Claire has been a member of JLFS since 2018 and has held the following placements:

  • New Member Class (2018-2019) 

  • Project READY Co-Chair (2019-2020)

  • Project READY Chair (2020-2021)

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Maggie Henson

Fund Development Vice President

Maggie Henson is originally from Carthage, Missouri, but currently lives in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

 

She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Business Administration. 
Maggie currently works at Arvest Bank in Fort Smith as a private banker.  She is married to Weston and they have one 10 year old son, Mack. 

 

In her free time, Maggie enjoys going fishing and on float trips with her friends and family, going to concerts, and riding horses.  She has been involved with JLFS since 2019 and had held the following placements:

  • New Member Class (2019-2020) 

  • Spring Market Communications Coordinator  (2020-2021)

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Emily Treadaway

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 the past 10 years.

 

Along with her volunteerism through JLFS, she also volunteers at her church and with 100 Families, where she serves as the Chair of the Connection Committee. 

 

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. 

 

Her time with League has helped her both personally and professionally and she is looking forward to serving on the Board this year.   She has recently been selected for Leadership Crawford County as part of the Class of 2021-2022.


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)

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Wendy Sharum

Sustainer to the Board

**BIOGRAPHY COMING SOON**

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