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Junior Achievement of Arkansas LEADERSHIP

Tonya Villines

Tonya Villines – President

Tonya Villines is a lifelong native of Arkansas that has devoted half of her life in the non-profit sector advocating for youth development. Villines is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Arkansas and the best part of her job is getting to see transformation happening in our young people and her community.  Villines is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  Tonya is a Certified Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell Team.  She is a graduate of "Leadership Saline County Class XI" and Leadership Arkansas Class XIV".  Arkansas Money & Politics named Tonya as their "2019 Arkansas Power Women" and AY Media Group named her as their "2020 Intriguing Women".  Tonya and her husband, Chris, have been married for 28 years and are blessed with a son, Trevor and a daughter, Ali Grace.  Tonya and her family enjoys spending time traveling, boating on Lake Ouachita, and cheering on the Razorbacks.

Favorite Quote –"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" – Winston Churchil

Jackie Worley

Jackie Worley – Business Manager

Jackie Worley has 21 years' experience working in a variety of administrative support positions.  Her job responsibilities as a bookkeeper, property controller, and office manager have included: maintaining organization in operations and procedures, preparing payroll, designing filing systems, cash handling, budget and expense managing, and accounts payable and receivables.  Jackie also has strong customer service skills.  She has experience handling customer complaints and or issues they may have experienced.  In addition to her office skills, Jackie has six years' experience in marketing.  She has been in direct sales and sales management for two different companies.  She also works part-time as a Realtor.


She enjoys spending time on Greer's Ferry lake with her husband, Travis; two children, Logan and Alexis, and her dog Sadie.  Loves watching movies with her husband  while crocheting a blanket! When she has the time to vacation she would like to spend it on a beach relaxing with a good book.

Lucie Patton

Lucie Patton – K-12 Virtual Program Manager (NW Arkansas), Marketing Manager

Lucie Patton has a wide breadth of experience in both non-profit and graphic design industries. After graduating the University of Arkansas she got her start as a graphic designer at a marketing agency. Realizing she wanted a role where she could give back, she decided to take a chance and do an AmeriCorps position as a member on a trail crew. This experience shaped her future as she decided to stay in non-profit, next working in marketing at Habitat for Humanity and then Goodwill in Tacoma, Washington. Having had enough of the clouds, she decided to return to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Upon arriving she was lucky enough to get connected to Junior Achievement of Arkansas and begin her role as the program manager for Northwest Arkanas. 

In her spare time you'll find her on the trails with her dog Otis. She loves watching movies, painting, and planning her next big trip.

Antwanette Smith

Antwanette Smith – K-12 Virtual Program Manager (Central Arkansas)

Antwanette Smith, a Little Rock native, is a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and minor in Business Analytics. Antwanette is a health and fitness enthusiast as she has lost 120 lbs within 16 months. She is married to Melvin and together they have 2 children, Devyn and Myles. One of her greatest joys is helping children to realize they are equipped with what they need to succeed. She will be graduating in May with her BBA.

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