A Northwest Arkansas attorney and county official recently joined the board of directors at The Elizabeth Richardson Center, according to a press release from the center.
Eva Madison, justice of the peace for Washington County and private practice attorney, was named to the board.
The ERC is a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to “enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities” since 1963. It operates five child development centers in communities throughout Northwest Arkansas. The center also offers community employment, vocational training, life skills training, long-term supports, community involvement and recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities.
“I have known about the good work of the Elizabeth Richardson Center since I was a student at Woodland Junior High School, next door to ERC’s Fayetteville Child Development Center.” Madison said. “I am excited to be a part of an organization that helps so many people with special needs in our community.”
The staff at The ERC is also pleased to have Madison on the board.
“She brings an impressive work background and is well respected in the community for her dedication to making Northwest Arkansas a better place for everyone to live,” said Larry Templeton, ERC board president.
Executive Director John Buck said ERC’s board of directors is strengthened every time it adds talented leaders like Eva Madison.
"Eva has demonstrated a commitment to non-profit organizations in Northwest Arkansas and we are delighted that she is bringing her energy to our board."
Madison has a repertoire of outstanding vocational and volunteer services that involve using her legal expertise to improve the lives of others.
In her private practice, as part of Littler Mendelson, Madison represents and advises employers of all sizes in all aspects of employment law, with a primary focus on employment litigation.
Madison also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she has taught a course on employment discrimination since 2004.
She is a volunteer attorney with Legal Aid of Arkansas and was a founding board member of the Animal League of Washington County.