For Elizabeth Litton, a 29-year-old graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, the responsibility for guiding an assembly of productive volunteers falls her way.
Recently, she has undertaken the responsibility of working as volunteer services coordinator at the Conway Human Development Center, spelling Sally Sellars who guided the department in recent years. Sellars has moved into the field of direct care.
Litton joined CHDC in 2010. While in direct care, she enhanced the horizons of the clients in her arena through countless community outings and special events.
In her new role, Litton will orchestrate several meaningful programs that are directly connected with a group of community volunteers, many aimed at raising funds for the benefit of the clients. She will also head up the efforts of the Volunteer Council made up of a couple of dozen local volunteers who have been responsible for raising large sums of money for improvements at CHDC. These improvements plus the construction of several facilities are beyond the scope of state funds and must lean on volunteer funds.
At this juncture, Litton is directing efforts to shape the upcoming CHDC walk-a-thon, one of the most profitable ventures of the Volunteer Council. The goal is $25,000, a tidy sum that is reachable through the generosity of many residents of Faulkner County, scores of school students, and parents and guardians of the CHDC residents.
Over the years, the Volunteer Council has raised funds for the construction of metal awning covers over buildings on campus that protect clients during inclement weather, a therapeutic swimming pool, a seating simulator for the wheelchairs used by many individuals, improvements at the CHDC park, the volunteer council building and other projects, including a building now under construction for temporary housing of parents and guardians of clients.
Litton and her husband, Jerrod, have a 10-year-old daughter, Avery. They are avid travelers and have enjoyed journeys in the United States and several foreign countries
After graduating from UCA, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in health education, Litton was employed at the Central Christian Academy as a Pre-K teacher. There she was given the opportunity to continue her education, earning a child development degree from Arkansas State University at Beebe.