Together we thrive.

Meet the Team

Executive Director

Josh Hall, LCSW

Josh leads the Hark program as it connects individuals and families to resources and support offered by local health and human services providers. His role is to guide, train, and support the team in making the most direct community connections in order to effectively and efficiently move individuals in the direction of thriving through empowerment and self-determination.  Josh received his Bachelors Degree in social work from the University of Oklahoma and his Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Arkansas. During his career in human services, Josh has gained extensive experience in a multitude of social work practice areas including clinical services, program development, curriculum development, clinical supervision, poverty, multicultural issues, community development, and social justice advocacy. Josh is an active volunteer in the community, focusing on mentoring and social justice. 

 

He is also husband to his wife, Melissa, and father to his two sons, Luke and Josiah.

 

Director of Technology, Security, & Marketing

Ali Johnson

Ali oversees the technical strategy of Hark and is devoted to providing a holistic online platform that empowers both individual and provider users to connect to resources in Northwest Arkansas.  After graduating from the University of Arkansas and being a 4-year letter winner of the Razorback soccer team, Ali began her professional career with J.B. Hunt Transportation. There she gained pivotal experiences across multiple facets of the Fortune 500 company, ranging from operations to national account sales. After JBHT, her operations and sales background carried her to a technology company in Fayetteville, AR, Field Agent. At Field Agent, Ali oversaw the build of one of the company’s first daughter applications, ClassCheck, focusing on leveraging location-specific technology that empowered its users to attend class. Her role building ClassCheck was invaluable upon starting with HARK at the Center for Collaborative Care where her passion for Northwest Arkansas and vocation are able to collide.

 

A native of NWA, Ali and her husband Justin love hanging out with their three kiddos, playing any type of pickup sport, and embracing community wherever they are.

DIrector of Community Liaisons

Sara Allbright, LCSW

To develop and support Community Liaisons as they facilitate coordinated care and promote progression towards individuals thriving.

Sara provides supervision and support to our Community Liaisons and leads HARK’s coordinated care efforts.  Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree in family and human services from John Brown University and a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Arkansas.  Prior to her time at HARK, Sara’s postgraduate professional focus was in mental health services with a special emphasis on trauma therapy practices as well as serving as a clinical supervisor for the NWA region.  Sara has also worked in various settings including primary care clinics, outpatient and inpatient mental health agencies, and various non-profit organizations. Sara’s extensive human services experience informs and guides the ongoing development of Community Liaisons and drives her passion to see all people have the opportunity to thrive.  Sara also serves as a lecturer for the University of Arkansas School of Social Work and provides supervision for social work licensure.

Sara and her husband both came to NWA for their undergraduate degrees and have since called it home.  They can be found spending most nights walking their dog, watching their favorite sports teams, or preparing for their first son who will be arriving this fall.

Director of Community Partnerships

Sarah V. Livengood, M.A, M.A.

Cultivating community partnerships to create purposeful and sustainable solutions to support individuals and communities on their path to thriving.

Sarah oversees pilot studies with health and human organizations that are looking to connect their clients to community resources and participate in collaborative care. Sarah received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She went on to earn master’s degrees in Anthropology from Georgia State University and the University of Arkansas. Her career serving the NWA community began with her work for the City of Fayetteville, AR where she developed and improved inclusive and accessible community programming offered at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. Throughout her career she has gained experience in program evaluation and development, qualitative and quantitative research, community development, working with diverse populations, mentoring, internship supervision. Her background in anthropology and experience in academia informs her work allowing her to operate from a systemic perspective when developing sustainable solutions that are focused on community members’ needs. Sarah is an active volunteer for Girl Scouts with two troops and leads recruitment in South Washington County. 

Director

Christy Gutierrez

Christy's role is to specifically meet the unique needs of the community by surveying and assessing individual clients concerns and working to suffice them by collaborating with providers in the community

Community Liaison

Alyssa Goddu, LMSW

A California native, Alyssa has grown to call Northwest Arkansas home. She is honored to play a part in creating change at the systemic, community, and individual levels through her role at HARK. Alyssa has her Bachelor’s of Science from John Brown University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Arkansas. Her experience in social services includes working with children and youth in foster care, school-based mental health, and the veteran community. Alyssa is passionate about working towards a more inclusive, just, and equitable future for this region. 

Community Liaison

Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie's role is to connect individuals and families in Rogers to resources in the community as well as assist in coordinating care with other providers so that they can thrive. Bonnie calls Rogers home and is humbled to be a part of systemic change in the community.

Community Liaison

Christina Capelle

Christina's role is to walk alongside individuals in the community who desire to e more connected to resources. She functions as an advocate and teammate for people seeking support to access service. She is passionate about empowering people toward growth.

Community Liaison

Joe Collura

Joe has lived in Northwest Arkansas the majority of his life and loves it! Joe is passionate about building healthy communities and knows we all need someone to walk with us who sees our full potential and speaks into that it is lived out. Joe believes that this happens through a connected community of people willing to stand with each other until everyone is thriving. He sees his role as a Community Liaison as an opportunity to invest in a stronger community, advocate for those in need, understand and approach gaps in resources with creativity, and serve the community he loves.
Community Liaison

Paulina Guzman

Paulina’s role is to serve individuals and families in Springdale by assisting them in the process of getting connected to resources in the community. Paulina is passionate about empowering and advocating for individuals and families who are in need. Paulina is originally from Honduras but has called Northwest Arkansas her home since 2011. She views her role with HARK as an opportunity to serve others and help them thrive.

Community Liaison

Tanya Deasis

Tanya’s role is to be the bridge between individuals and the resources available in NWA. She believes that by helping people, our whole community can be better. She is especially passionate about advocating for those who don’t have a voice in our community and will fight for them to have an equal opportunity.

Community Liaison

Taryn Maddocks

Taryn is honored to have the role of walking alongside, empowering, and supporting the incredible individuals and families of Rogers as they navigate resources. She believes true change occurs through the collaboration of the community. Taryn has called Rogers home since 1999 and is thankful for the opportunity to serve the community she loves.



Job Openings

At Hark, we are passionate about bringing the right people to the table and that includes our own. We currently do not have any open positions but if you are interested in joining our team, please email info@harknwa.com. 

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