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Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches Welcomes New CEO Nancy Weaver

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches Board of Directors announced this month the appointment of Nancy Weaver, LCSW, as Chief Executive Officer.

“Nancy’s deep knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to the Ranch and we are pleased to have her continue our mission of creating safe, healthy and permanent homes for the children of Arkansas,” said Doc Holladay, president of the Ranch board of directors. “On behalf of the board, I  welcome Nancy to the Ranch and have every confidence in her leadership abilities.”

With more than twenty years of mental health experience, Weaver is committed to the highest level of quality care and service to the community. Before joining the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, she served as regional clinical director at the Pointe Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare in Hot Springs. She also worked for APS Healthcare for nearly five years as the quality manager for Arkansas, where she directed all internal and external quality and regulatory compliance functions.

Weaver received her bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and a master’s of social work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also a licensed certified social worker (LCSW) by the Arkansas Board of Social Work.

“I am excited and honored to join the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as Chief Executive Officer,” said Ms. Weaver. “Throughout my professional career and volunteerism, I have seen the pain that many Arkansas youth have experienced. Many children and teens, who are referred for mental health services, involved in juvenile courts, or placed in DHS custody, find themselves in those situations through no true fault of their own but because of repeated failures of their family systems. I join you in the effort to alleviate the pain these children and teens experience by providing them with loving, supportive, safe, and nurturing homes.”

About @YouthRanches

The Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches provide a loving, safe place to call home for children across Arkansas. Founded in 1976 by Arkansas sheriffs, ASYR has been home to more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state.