OUR TEAM

Sarah Stricklin - Executive Director
Sarah Stricklin

Holding a Masters of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University’s O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Sarah Stricklin is an arts administrator with more than a decade of experience producing and managing nonprofit arts and culture. Their work has spanned from curating new cultural festivals to laying the foundations with new arts organizations to remaking established organizations. Their expertise includes leading mission formation, process and program development, strategic planning, and financial management. In addition to their work with the CCC, they act as an independent consultant, specifically assisting nonprofit organizations. They are a professional vocalist and musician and an arts evangelist taking any opportunity to advocate the immense potential of our creative community. They serve on multiple boards, including Arkansas Women’s Outreach and Arkansans for the Arts. 

Justin Tyler Bryant - Board of Directors
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Born in Stuttgart, AR, Justin Bryant received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012, was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017, and earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. Justin’s recent work investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to reflect a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative, and history. In his work, he uses found objects, painting, drawing, and video to suggest a fugitive notion of Blackness. Justin is currently a full-time instructor at the University of Arkansas Pulaski Tech and is a 2019-2020 Interchange Artist Fellow for the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Adrienne Collins - Board of Directors
Adrienne Collins

Adrienne Collins currently serves as Director of Human Resources at Rock Region Metro. Collins began her human resources career for the US Army and the US Air Force. She led the military human resources department overseeing recruitment, training, performance management, employee relations, and benefits. As a decorated veteran, she has since worked in manufacturing, non-profits, and telecommunications. She brings over 21 years of experience to her position.

Adrienne holds five degrees including a B.A in Criminology, a B.A in Spanish, and a B.S in Sociology from Arkansas State University; an MBA in Information Technology Management and an MBA in Business Administration from Webster University. She also holds a certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Essec School of Business.

She enjoys spending her limited free time performing charity work and community service including memberships on several boards and professional organizations. A member of Leadership Greater Little Rock, Class XXXV, Ms. Collins is also a member of the Little Rock Junior League and serves on the Board of Governors for the Little Rock Zoo.

Mike Motley - Board of Directors
Mike Motley

Mike Motley is the Director of Analytics at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement. Mike has worked closely with Arkansas Medicaid and the largest private insurers in the state to design, implement and evaluate components of Arkansas’s Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative. His current work is focused on tracking COVID-19 pandemic impacts throughout the state. Mike is also an appointed member of the Arkansas Department of Health’s Child Health Advisory Committee.

Mike holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Georgia, College of Public Health.