||Amy Freer lives in Little Rock and received a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, in 2005. Since graduation, Amy has spent her career in direct practice counseling children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families suffering from the impacts of trauma. Amy spent 11 years directly treating children and adolescents in a long-term inpatient setting. Amy's focus, training, and experience have involved trauma-focused therapy including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, EMDR, and Ego State Protocol and she enjoys exploring and adopting new therapeutic modalities and techniques. Today Amy is thrilled to serve clients in a private practice setting at Argenta Counseling.
||Sarah graduated with a bachelors in Communication from Drury University in Springfield, MO. After working for 2 years at a wilderness camp for adolescent criminal offenders in Florida, she came home to Arkansas to complete a Masters in Community Counseling at the University of Arkansas. Sarah worked at Ozark Guidance Center for 13 years in a variety of positions. She was a therapist in the School Based Program; a Program Director for Primary Project, an early intervention program for Kindergarten through second grade students in the public schools; and a Clinical Supervisor. In 2013, Sarah completed the requirements for a Masters in School Counseling. She currently works as a school counselor in the Springdale Public Schools. Sarah has been married for 22 years and has three children.
||Melisa Glenn is a resident of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education. After learning about the atrocities of Human Trafficking and realizing the lack of education on what human trafficking is and the impact it has on the community, she began attending conferences and training to become an educator. Her focus is to provide awareness and knowledge for others like herself so that they can become a voice for the voiceless. Melisa serves with Project Hope as chair for the Human Trafficking Task Force of Garland County, whose mission is to “Educate and equip the local community in the efforts against Human Trafficking.” Melisa has spent the past 7 years presenting on Human Trafficking to professional groups, churches, schools and civic organizations providing awareness and resources. Melisa has spoken from several media platforms on the reality of Human Trafficking, including providing professional development and continuing education for nurses and educators in the state of Arkansas.
||Cindy Hamilton, LPC, NCC has been in private practice 10 years, networking with churches and recovery ministries in the Hot Springs area. She is a member of Suicide Prevention Allies since 2014 & Human Trafficking Task Force of Garland County since 2015 Prior to this she worked 8 years with the Hot Springs School District and over 10 years in full-time Christian ministry. In counseling, Cindy enjoys communicating hope and peace through a life in Christ while respecting all walks of life and levels of faith. Her clients range in ages and issues and she has served survivors of Sex Trafficking in the journey of hope and healing. Cindy has been a member of the Task Force since 2015 and a presenter and trainer since 2016, presenting to civic groups, churches, teacher trainings, Government agency trainings and at conferences.
||Kate Vincent is the Education Coordinator for the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has worked in the field of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence for 16 years. Previously she was the Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Response of Central Arkansas program in Conway, Arkansas. She has been certified as sexual assault victim advocate for 12 years. She attended Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and lives in Conway, Arkansas with her husband. She has twin sons who currently reside in Denver, Colorado and has two grandchildren.
||Lisa Weaver has worked with Community Health Centers of Arkansas, the Arkansas Primary Care Association for over 19 years serving in various leadership positions. Mrs. Weaver currently serves as the Strategic Business Development Director for CHCA. In this position she support Arkansas Health Centers with strategic planning, governance training, service excellence training in addition to supporting grant development and other identified technical assistance and training efforts at CHCA. Mrs. Weaver developed and was awarded the Intimate Partner Violence – Project Catalyst grant in 2017. She has 25+ years’ experience working in the public and non-profit health field in various leadership/management positions including nearly 10 years at the Arkansas Department of Health. Mrs. Weaver has a Bachelor of Science in Health Education & Promotion. She is a Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES-#3451); Certified Public Manager (CPM) and a Certified Group Facili! tator (CGF). Her favorite part of her position is meeting all the passionate mission driven staff and board members at health centers across the state and leading them through strategic pl