Nanette Heard

Executive Director

Nanette Heard has been Executive Director of United Way of Northeast Arkansas (UWNEA) since November, 2010.  Originally hired as an accountant in 2004, she previously worked as a staff accountant with Jones & Company.  Nanette has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR.  She has experience in writing and working with grants since 2004 and previously served as President for the State of Arkansas Assoc. of United Way.  Nanette is a graduate of Leadership Jonesboro (class of 2014) and received a certificate of achievement through Dale Carnegie in 2011.  She is active with Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce serving as a Goodwill Ambassador, Community Benefits Organization and Jonesboro Unlimited Committees.  She is also a member of Jonesboro Rotary Club, American Advertising Federation, P.E.O (Chapter AJ), SHRM and is a life member of Junior Auxiliary.  Nanette and her husband Ron have been married since 2003 and are members of First United Methodist Church.

Fun Fact:  It’s been rumored Nanette has never met a pair of shoes she didn’t like!


Erin Calhoon

Director of Resource Development 

Erin Calhoon joined United Way of Northeast Arkansas in August of 2019 as the Director of Programs and Events and transitioned to Director of Resource Development at the beginning of 2021. She relocated from Little Rock, where she was the Communications, Legal Assistant at the Arkansas Baptist Foundation. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications. During her time at Ouachita, she also earned a minor in Business Administration and was involved with various volunteer groups on campus. Her experience also includes wedding coordination, which she still enjoys in her free time. She lives with her husband, Jacob.


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Brittany Oliver

Accountant//VITA Program Coordinator

Brittany Oliver joined United Way of Northeast Arkansas in March of 2021 as the Accountant and VITA Coordinator. She graduated from Arkansas State University in May of 2021 with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy. She is currently studying for her CPA exam. Prior to joining United Way Brittany worked for ATT for over 8 years, oversaw the after school program at Joey Perry’s martial arts studio & briefly worked at the St. Bernards ER at the height of the 2020 pandemic! Brittany and her husband, William, have been married since 2020 and are expecting their first child in February 2022. They currently have two dogs Moose and Hitchens.


jenny keller

Jenny Keller

Executive Assistant


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