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.
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.
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, Board President
Marcus Gibbs, Board Member
Scott Whittenberg, Board Treasurer
Rebecca Bauwens, Board Member
Kimberly Stauss, Board Vice President
Chad Mira, Board Member
Jared Sparks, Board Secretary
Steve Linton, Board Member
Nicole Gutierrez, Board Member
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: