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EOA Children’s House Leadership

Delia Anderson Farmer, Executive Director, EOA:
Delia Anderson Farmer PhotoAs EOA Executive Director, Delia is responsible for the operations of all divisions under EOA, including EOA Children’s House.

Delia previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at East Central Illinois Community Action Agency in Danville, Illinois, where she provided oversight for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Customer Service, and Human Resources.

Delia has over 25 years of administrative experience in nonprofit organizations, higher education, and state government. Prior to working with Community Action in Illinois, Delia held several leadership positions at the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) in Little Rock. While at DHS, she was responsible for administering and providing oversight for the CSBG and LIHEAP funding and allocations process for 16 Community Action Agencies in the state, including EOA of Washington County.

Delia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Philander Smith College and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also a Nationally Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP).

She is excited to be back in Arkansas and continuing her work in the Community Action network, which is near and dear to her heart. Her passion for Community Action began at an early age, when her father served as Executive Director of a Community Action Agency for several years. Delia is also a wife, mother, and grandmother of four children who reside in Northwest Arkansas.

Megan - PhotoMegan Cuddy, Director of Advancement, EOA:
As Director of Advancement, Megan is responsible for moving the organization forward through fund development, special events, community outreach, marketing and public relations.

Megan grew up in Tulsa, OK and graduated from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO with a Bachelor of Science degree.   In 2005, Megan with her husband Jason, moved to Northwest Arkansas where Megan began working at the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce where she was responsible for managing the grant programs for the Chamber and Drug Free Rogers-Lowell.  In her 8 ½ years at the Chamber, Megan obtained over 2.5 million in grant awards for Chamber programs.  Megan also coordinated the Leadership Benton County Program for the Chamber.

Megan has been a certified Prevention Specialist since 2008 and she served  two terms on the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council, appointed by Governor Huckabee and then again by Governor Beebe.  Megan has also been a contracted grant reviewer for the state of Arkansas, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  Megan is an sustaining member and past Board Member of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas, has served on the Board of Directors for the Rogers Public Education Foundation, and currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  Megan, and her husband Jason, enjoy traveling and outdoor activities with their son, Hudson.

Lance Johnson, Program Director, EOA Children’s Services:Lance Johnson_EM1_0116_5x7 (3)
As Program Director of EOA Children’s Services, Lance is responsible for program design and management of the Head Start, Early Head Start, Arkansas Better Chance, and Children’s House programs.  Over the last ten years, Lance has gained experience working with children, families, and staff through various service components, including: Mental Health, Family Engagement, Nutrition, and Environmental Health & Safety.  Lance also serves as a liaison between EOA Children’s Services and DHS, Juvenile Court, and other community social service organizations in Northwest Arkansas.

Lance is a native Arkansan, graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.  Post-college, Lance began his career working for Ozark Guidance Center at EOA Children’s House, focusing on mental health and social competency of children 18 months – 5 years of age.  In 2014, Lance became an independent trainer in the Zero to Five: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect course and has since worked with early childcare providers and non-profit organizations to provide additional training in this preventative course.

Lance is very involved with AFS Intercultural Programs USA and has enjoyed being a host parent and volunteer with the organization.  He recently collaborated with other AFS volunteers around the country in a work group focused on “Re-Imagining the Role of the Volunteer.”  In his free time, Lance enjoys spending time outdoors, running, traveling, and is a proud uncle to his niece, Haisley.