- Northwest Arkansas Director
Laura Kellams joined AACF as its first Northwest Arkansas director in 2008. In this role, she works to call attention to challenges facing children in the region and to build support for policy solutions that can help all children thrive. Before joining Advocates, she was a newspaper reporter for 15 years, mostly covering politics and government for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
She is a longtime board member of the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County as well as the League of Women Voters. Laura has a journalism degree from the University of Arkansas and has lived in the northwest corner of the state for more than 30 years. She and her husband Kyle live in Fayetteville.