Who We Are

In 2017, the CDC ranked Arkansas as 10th in the nation for deaths by suicide per population. In 2015, Arkansas had 577 reported deaths by suicide—this is more than double the rate of homicides in the state. In Arkansas, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with an average of one person committing suicide every 15 hours.

Core Staff

Our core staff are passionate and dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention. Many of our staff started at the Arkansas Crisis Center as volunteers! We feel that once you start at the ACC, the honor of serving others and helping them through difficult times becomes a part of your heart, making it almost impossible to walk away.


Rebecca Brubaker, Executive Director
rbrubaker@arcrisis.org


Illeah Marcum, Crisis Services Program Manager
imarcum@arcrisis.org


Kelli Murray, Volunteer Coordinator
kmurray@arcrisis.org


Jenn Artiga, Office Manager 
jartiga@arcrisis.org

Board of Directors

The Arkansas Crisis Center Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders, key stakeholders, and concerned citizens focused on preventing suicide and helping Arkansans in crisis. Furthermore, our Board is diverse and representative of the people we serve. With their guidance and support, the operations of the Arkansas Crisis Center have been sustained for 33 years and will continue forward until our vision of Zero Suicides in Arkansas is achieved.

We are always looking to expand our Board, both through membership and through our advisory committees. If you are interested in learning more about joining the Arkansas Crisis Center Board of Directors, please click here to download our application.

Mark Reuter

Mark Reuter

Board President

December 2016 – Present

Kimberly Stauss

Kimberly Stauss

Board Vice President

December 2018 – Present

Scott Whittenberg

Scott Whittenberg

Board Treasurer

March 2019 – Present

Jared Sparks

Jared Sparks

Board Secretary

September 2014 – Present

Chad Mira

Chad Mira

Board Member

October 2019 – Present

Steve Linton

Steve Linton

Board Member

April 2019 – Present

Dennis Thurman

Dennis Thurman

Board Member

June 2020 – Present

Rebecca Bauwens

Rebecca Bauwens

Board Member

February 2020 – Present

Nichole Gutierrez

Nichole Gutierrez

Board Member

October 2019 – Present

Marcus Gibbs

Marcus Gibbs

Board Member

December 2016 – Present

Want More Information?


If you are interested in learning more about employment opportunities, board membership, or other ways to get involved in suicide prevention and crisis intervention at the Arkansas Crisis Center, please contact:

Rebecca Brubaker
Executive Director
479-365-2140
rbrubaker@arcrisis.org

Helpline:
888-274-7472
If you are in immediate danger, please dial 9-1-1.