• Nancy Fulton, Chief Executive Officer

    Nancy Fulton joined the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches as its
    CEO in October of 2013. With more than twenty years of mental health experience, Nancy is committed to the highest level of quality care and service to the community. Before joining the ASYR, 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.

    Nancy 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 Mrs. Fulton. “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.”

    Matthew Cleveland, Chief Development Officer

    Matthew Cleveland is Chief Development Officer for the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and began his fundraising career in 2004 at Youth Home, Inc, another statewide nonprofit residential program that serves children and families. Matt has also served in development and marketing with the Arkansas Arts Center and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra before joining the Ranches in 2012. With each of these nonprofit organizations, Matt has worked to raise funds and awareness for their important missions to create stronger, healthier communities for the people of Arkansas. Matt is an active member and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He lives in Searcy with his wife, Kim and their two children.

  • Board of Trustees


    Mr. Micah Beard, President
    Citizens Bank of Batesville
    Ms. Julie Hinkle
    Bank of Cave City
    Sheriff Shawn Stephens, 1st Vice President
    Independence County Sheriff
    Sheriff Doc Holladay
    Retired Pulaski County Sheriff
    Mr. Zac Bradley, 2nd Vice President
    Arkansas Farm Bureau
    Ms. Eme Hopson
    Dyke Industries
    Mr. Ray Dillon, Secretary/Treasurer
    Retired from Deltic Timber
    Sheriff Scott Montgomery
    Perry County Sheriff
    Mr. Scott Bradley, Member at Large
    Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association
    Mrs. Cathy McGlothin
    C.B.M. Construction
    Kathleen Bell
    Retired Circuit Judge
    Mr. Tom Nisbett
    The Nisbett Group
    Sheriff Earnie Blackley
    Izard County Sheriff
    Sheriff Phil Reynolds
    Woodruff County Sheriff
    Sheriff Chris Brown
    Cleburne County Sheriff
    Sheriff James Singleton
    Hempstead County Sheriff
    Sheriff Ron Brown
    Van Buren County Sheriff
    Mr. James Smith
    Williams & Anderson, PLC
    Mr. Cody Burkham
    Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association
    Mr. Brent Stevenson
    Brent Stevenson & Associates
    Sheriff Mike Cash
    Hot Spring County Sheriff
    Mr. Larry Stone
    Stone Ward Advertising
    Mr. Sam Fiser
    S.F. Fiser & Company
    Mr. Roger Wright
    Tyson Foods
    Sheriff Robert Gentrey
    Sevier County Sheriff