An advisory committee made up of 20 Recreation and Park professionals and 2 RP students has been in place since 1995, with some changes in members over the years.
This is an excellent group which is qualified, interested in the program, and represents great diversity in terms of areas of leisure services and populations served. Within the larger RP Program Advisory Committee are two sub-committees, onefor the therapeutic recreation emphasis and another for the turf management emphasis.
The RP Advisory Committee members represent a relatively diverse mix of professional interests, agencies, geographic locations, ages and gender. Many are graduates of the RP Program. The RP Advisory Committee Members are as follows:
|Eric Ascough||Recreation Therapist||Rivendell Psychiatric Center|
|Mac Balkman||Manager of Park Operations||Arkansas State Parks|
|Cindy Covey||Recreation Therapist||Little Rock Parks and Recreation|
|Joel Epperson||Park Manager||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Russellville Project Office|
|Charley Fine||Superintendent||Country Club of Arkansas|
|Sarah Keating||Naturalist||Lake Dardanelle State Park|
|Tiffany Gagne||Student Representative||ATU Recreation and Park Majors|
|Mandy Kuykendall||Recreation Therapist||Vista Health|
|Mack Hollis||Director||Russellville City Parks and Recreation|
|Adrianne Johnson||Student Representative||ATU Recreation and Park Majors|
|Johnny Lindsey||Fire Mgmt Office||Ozark-St. Francis National Forest|
Note. RP Advisory Committee for 2009 - 2010.