Jack Moffett joined the Children’s Shelter in October 2011 as the Executive Director. A native of Fort Smith, Jack previously worked in physician practice management and small business ownership. He served on the CES Board of Directors prior to being named Executive Director. Jack is a graduate of Hendrix College and earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In his free time he enjoys canoe camping on the Buffalo River and spending time with his family at Beaver Lake.
Director of Operations
Ami Curry is the Director of Operations for the Fort Smith Children’s Shelter. She fulfills the duties of the Director of Social Services as required by DHS Minimum Licensing Requirements. As the Director of Operations, Ami is responsible for ensuring that all programmatic requirements of the DHS Minimum Licensing Requirements are met. Ami reports directly to the Executive Director and is the designee in charge during times when the Executive Director is absent. Ami has worked at the CES since 2004 and previously served as the Director of Social Services. Prior to working at the CES, Curry worked with special needs children as an Early Childhood Development Specialist at Kids First for 3 years. She is a lifelong resident of Fort Smith and attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching. In her free time, Ami enjoys playing ping-pong, working out and spending time with her family, friends and daughter, Jazmine.
Director of Development
Ashley Forsgren is the Grant Coordinator for the Children’s Shelter and has been with the CES team since February 2014. As the Grants Coordinator, Ashley manages grants and donor relations that meet specific goals and provide measurable outcomes that align with the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Born and raised in Fort Smith, Ashley is passionate about improving the lives of those in the community. In 2013-2014, she served as the President of the Junior League of Fort Smith, which coincidentally founded the CES in 1997. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. In her free time, Ashley enjoys running and spending time with her six children.
Administrative Services Coordinator/GetREAL24 Program Coordinator
As the Administrative Services Coordinator, Jeremiah is responsible for providing and coordinating support services to the organization. This includes but is not limited to data and document management, serving as the compliance and safety officer, and overseeing facility projects. As the GetREAL24 program coordinator, Jeremiah is responsible for operational and administrative duties relating to the CES independent living program, GetREAL24. This includes managing the clients’ individual Self-Sufficiency Plan, and administering program and GR24 facility rules and guidelines; developing and implementing life skills training and services for clients; and marketing the GR24 program to prospective clients and referral sources. Native of Fort Smith, Jeremiah graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, MO (where he was an All-American football player) with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice, and Master’s in Human Behavior. He and his wife have 2 children. In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys camping and traveling with his family, volunteers as a youth minister at Southpointe Church, and is a coach for numerous youth sporting teams.