LITTLE ROCK DIAMOND FOUNDATION

P.O. Box 242633
Little Rock, AR 72223

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After a thriving 38-year career with the Entergy Corporation, the Little Rock Diamond Foundation was pleased to welcome James Bobo, one of the founding members, as Board Chairman. As a motivated, results-oriented collaborator, James was key to getting the Foundation up and running. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management..

 

He currently serves on the Arkansas Repertory Theatre Board and is President-elect of the UA Little Rock Alumni Board, chairing the membership committee.  He is also an active member of the Little Rock (AR) Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

 

James is an Elder at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, where he also leads a Discipleship (study) Group and serves on the Guest eXperience Team. James is married to Rose and together, they have 4 adult children and 14 grandchildren. In his spare time, James enjoys traveling, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Board Chairman and Executive Director

JAMES E. BOBO, MBA 

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Dr. Dieterick Govan is an essential part of the leadership team and has been with Little Rock Diamond Foundation since the very beginning. As a professor in higher education, he has worked with and helped countless students achieve their educational dreams. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration. a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor in Business Administration.

 

Dr. Govan has served more than 10 years in higher education and is currently a Business Professor at Webster University and The University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Dr. Govan has also taught at UA-Pulaski Tech, Philander Smith College, and the University of Phoenix in the business departments. Dr. Govan is also works as a Bookkeeper at an Industrial Fastener Company in North Little Rock, Arkansas with over 20 years of service. Socially, he is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and a member of Prince Hall Masonic Lodge of Arkansas: Protho Lodge #281.

Vice Chairman

DIETERICK GOVAN, DBA

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Davbram (Mann) Flowers currently works as a firefighter for the City of Little Rock. He has been employed by the fire dept. for 14 years and currently holds the rank of captain. He is very involved in their labor union and recently held the position of vice president of IAFF Local 34, making him the first ever African American to hold a leadership position in almost 100 years of existence.

 

Davbram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Administration. He has been an Emergency Medical Technician for 18 years, serving the public with pride and excellence. He is an active member of the Little Rock (AR) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and a member of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons.

 

Davbram attends The Church at Rock Creek and is actively involved with the youth in the community. In his spare time, he enjoys time with family, restoring cars, and working around the house.

Secretary

DAVBRAM "MANN" FLOWERS, BS

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Ocie Hunter, Jr. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, as well as a Master in Business Administration, and Master in Arts in Human Resources Management. He is currently works for Department of Human Services within the Division of Youth Services as Program Manager. He been working for the State of Arkansas for 6 ½ years. 
 

Ocie is an active member of the Little Rock (AR) Alumni Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Also he serves as the Keeper of Exchequer for the Arkansas Caucus for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. 

 

Ocie attends New Hope Baptist Church in North Little Rock, AR. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, swimming, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Treasurer

OCIE HUNTER, MBA

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Chrissy Chatham has worked in the nonprofit arena for 16 years and has served in leadership positions since 2007. Chrissy has spent the majority of her career working with missions to help children and teens fulfill human services and mental health needs, as well as, achieve an education. She believes the next generation can and should be set up for success, especially those with the odds stacked against them. As the former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chrissy was able to serve the children and families of central Arkansas. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Delta Dental Foundation.

 

Chrissy recently earned her MBA from UA Little Rock and is a graduate of Hendrix College with a degree in psychology. She is a member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class 26, serves on the LGLR Alumni board and served as chair of the Education Initiative Committee. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Arkansas Chapter and the Arkansas chapter of the American Childhood Cancer Organization of America.

 

Chrissy and her husband, Jeremy, live in Hillcrest with their Goldendoodle, Sir Otis Redding Chatham, Esq.

Director

CHRISSY CHATHAM, MBA

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JaNan Arnold Davis has practiced law in Arkansas for twenty one years.  She has practiced in the area of Civil Rights Defense at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton since 2005. JaNan was born and raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Her father was a soft drink bottler and local legislator; her mother was the Spanish teacher at the local high school. 
After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ouachita Baptist University in 1994, JaNan attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law, where she graduated with honors with her Juris Doctorate in 1997. She was a law clerk for Judge Andree Layton Roaf at the Arkansas Court of Appeals until 1998 and then practiced in U1e law firm of Perroni & James in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation. JaNan was elected as the City Attorney of Maumelle in 2001 and served in that position until the end of 2014. 
JaNan has been an Arkansas Bar Association member since 1997. She has served on the Executive Council for the Young Lawyers Division and was a member of the House of Delegates. She is currently a member of the Arkansas Bar Association Committee on Diversity. She is also a member of the Pulaski County Bar Association, the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, the Arkansas Association of Defense Counsel, and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. JaNan is a past president of the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers and the Arkansas Association of City Attorneys. JaNan provides training to lawyers on various litigation issues and provides training to law enforcement officers on jail law, constitutional law, and use of force. JaNan has three daughters: Elizabeth (20), Emmeline ("Emme")( 18), and Ella Fu (14 ). She is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. JaNan was active in international missions for 13 years and led teams to East Asia for various projects between 2002 and 2013. She attends the Greater Little Rock campus of New Life Church and is active in local missions and service projects. 

Director

JANAN ARNOLD DAVIS, ESQ.

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Antonio Monte’ Mosby was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he has attended Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School, Philander Smith College, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a Health Promotion minor. Antonio is a 13-year employee with the Little Rock Fire Department and currently holds the rank of Fire Captain.

 

Antonio has assisted or led various community service projects such as Adopt-A -Street cleanup, the Koats for Kids coat drive, Kappa League Development program mentor, Pulaski Academy girls 3rd grade Basketball volunteer coach, Susan G. Komen’s Race for The Cure volunteer,  Stop the Violence Inc., and he has also volunteered at the Dorcas House for battered women and children.

 

Antonio is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and currently leads their Little Rock Alumni Chapter as Polemarch/President. He has also served as the Undergraduate Advisor to the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a current Board member for the Pulaski County Youth Services.

 

Antonio enjoys being a father to one son and two beautiful daughters. He is a man of faith who is humbled daily by God’s grace and mercy. Antonio is a member of the St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock where he serves on the Photography Ministry Team. Outside of serving his community Antonio has a strong love for photography and creative art. He is an avid book reader and finds so much peace in it. Antonio also loves the allure of traveling the world in his spare time, meeting new people, and creating positive memories.

Director

ANTONIO MOSBY, BS

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Telly Noel, a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas,  is a seasoned marketing practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the fields of integrated marketing, media planning and buying; experiential marketing; creative development; TV & radio production; and strategic planning.  Noel’s flair for developing marketing strategies across diverse platforms propelled him to co-found an advertising agency, The Design Group, in 2007.

 

Telly is active civically in organizations including the Little Rock Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. where he currently serves as the Guide Right Director.  Noel also serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas as well as Better Community Development. He is a member of St. Mark Baptist Church and is an active philanthropist as well. He uses his position as Director of Little Rock’s First Friday to give back to causes such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and Toys for Tots. He has also spent many years as a little league baseball, football and basketball coach. Telly is married and a father of three sons,

Director

TELLY NOEL, BA

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Kristi Smith is a native of Marche, Arkansas. She currently serves as Senior Director of Development in the Office of Development at UA Little Rock. 
Kristi is a Donaghey Scholar and graduated from UA Little Rock with a BA in international studies; she also holds a Master's of Public Administration from the University. She is an active member of Beta Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, where she has served on numerous committees. She is committed to a number of causes including the American Heart Association and Alzheimer's Association. 
She and her husband, Greg, are members of St. Mark Baptist Church, and Kristi plays piano at her home church, Trinity Grove Baptist Church, as well. The Smiths love to travel to warm places and enjoy spending time with family. They have two precious fur babies, miniature schnauzers Dottie and DiDi Smith. 

Director

KRISTI SMITH, MPA

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Darryl Swinton serves as the Executive Director of Housing & Economic Development for Better Community Development Inc.  In this capacity, Mr. Swinton is responsible of all aspects of affordable housing, weatherization and economic development for the Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) certification status and neighborhood reinvestment initiatives. 
 

Darryl  serves as President/Owner of Diamond Legacy Group, LLC. a licensed General Contractor and Realtor. He also provides bid inspections on residential and commercial properties, as well as, new construction and rehabilitation. In this capacity, he has researched, purchased, constructed and developed over 200 units of income-producing properties, both Single Family and Multi-Family Housing units in hard to serve communities. 
Currently he serves on the Board of Directors of Southern Bancorp. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. He also served as Chairperson of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Advisory Council, Vice-Chair of Housing Arkansas, former Chairperson of the Community Housing Advisory Board for the City of Little Rock and a host of other Boards and Commissions.   

 

Darryl holds an MBA in finance from Webster University and a BBA in business finance from the University of Central Arkansas. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. and resides in Little Rock with his Karen and two kids Darryl Jr. and Taylor.  He attends Theresa Hoover Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Director

DARRYL "TATE" SWINTON, MBA