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


Lisa Strain

Lisa Strain is now with RSVP for over 11 years.  Lisa has two children who are the pride of her life.  She has a daughter who is married and who lives with her husband in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Her son is getting his Doctorate in Occpational Therapy at ASU in Jonesboo and is engaged to be married.


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  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. 




The programs and opportunities provided by RSVP are enabled by an enlightened group of people who serve as an Advisory Council.