Jack Moffett joined the Children’s Shelter in October 2011 as the Executive Director. A native of Fort Smith, Jack previously worked in physician practice management and small business ownership. He served on the CES Board of Directors prior to being named Executive Director. Jack is a graduate of Hendrix College and earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In his free time he enjoys canoe camping on the Buffalo River and spending time with his family at Beaver Lake.
Director of Operations
Ami Curry is the Director of Operations for the Fort Smith Children’s Shelter. She fulfills the duties of the Director of Social Services as required by DHS Minimum Licensing Requirements. As the Director of Operations, Ami is responsible for ensuring that all programmatic requirements of the DHS Minimum Licensing Requirements are met. Ami reports directly to the Executive Director and is the designee in charge during times when the Executive Director is absent. Ami has worked at the CES since 2004 and previously served as the Director of Social Services. Prior to working at the CES, Curry worked with special needs children as an Early Childhood Development Specialist at Kids First for 3 years. She is a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching. In her free time, Ami enjoys playing ping-pong, working out and spending time with her family, friends and daughter, Jazmine.
Director of Development
Ashley Fitzhugh is the Director of Development for the Children’s Shelter and joined the CES team in February 2014. As the Director of Development, Ashley plans, develops and implements the fundraising and development strategies for the Children’s Shelter. The position is responsible for organizing fundraisers and events, while managing grants and donor relations that meet specific goals and provide measurable outcomes that align with the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Born and raised in Fort Smith, Ashley is passionate about improving the lives of those in the community. In 2013-2014, she served as the President of the Junior League of Fort Smith, which coincidentally founded the CES in the 1997. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running and spending time with her three children.
For more information on how you can support the CES, call Ashley at (479)242-5771 or send her a message below.
Public Relations Coordinator
Taylor Meador is the Public Relations Coordinator for the Children’s Shelter and joined the CES team in August 2019. As the Public Relations Coordinator, Taylor plans, to tell the story of each child allowing them a voice throughout the community. The position is responsible for keeping the community informed and aware of the shelter’s needs and direction that align with the shelter’s mission and vision. New to the Fort Smith area, Taylor has been introduced to a community that is constantly coming together to help others. Previously working at 5NEWS she was surrounded by stories of children after it was too late. The shelter gives her the opportunity to help kids before they become another story. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ouachita Baptist University. In her free time, she enjoys trying new things and spending time with her husband.
For more information, if you would like Taylor to speak to your business or organization, call Taylor at (479)242-4237 or send her a message below.
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