Denise Grace

Denise Grace has worked with non-profits for many years.  She has come to us from the Jefferson County RSVP in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where she served five years as Director.  Denise enjoys working with seniors and youth.  She finds that Arkansas has many wonderfully dedicated volunteers.  She partnered with Arkansas Hospice Angel Program in Little Rock, and started a youth program called "Project Smile", where students from high school go into nursing homes to work with terminally ill patients.  This program has grown into several other counties including Little Rock.

Her favorite quote of all times is, "Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect his nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another." — Emma Bombeck.

Denise is married, with two grown successful daughters, and four grandchildren, which she calls her "peeps".

Email:   Phone:  501-897-0793


Jami Hemund

Jami Hemund has joined us as Volunteer Manager in January 2016.  Jami, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, is no stranger to the RSVP organization.  She used to be the Director of RSVP of Garland County several years ago.  As the new Volunteer Manager, Jami will be visiting Stations, Volunteers or calling on you to introduce herself and become acquainted with the needs of each station and volunteer.  Her schedule will be split between Pulaski, Lonoke, Saline and Garland counties.  Since Jami lives in Garland County, she will work half her time in Garland and Saline and half her time in Pulaski and Lonoke.


Email:   Phone:  501-897-0793




Ed Merck 



Our website was designed and is maintained by Ed Merck, an RSVP volunteer.  Ed resides with his wife in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  He is a retired employee of the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services and from a career as an Officer in the United States Air Force.  He is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of Colorado.  He has volunteered his services to RSVP and other non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. 




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