Debbie Martin assumes executive director role at Havenwood

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Havenwood announced Debbie Martin as its new executive director. Having lived in Northwest Arkansas for more than 25 years, Martin brings business, nonprofit and organizational development experience to Havenwood.

She most recently served as pastor of discipleship and finance for the Bentonville Church of the Nazarene as well as board president for the Sunshine School and Development Center. Martin began her role as Havenwood’s executive director on April 1.

“Debbie brings a tremendous amount of local knowledge and community insight in addition to her formal education, prior experiences and proven leadership skills,” said board chairman Paul Wood.

Martin’s professional background includes experience in strategic planning, nonprofit management, case management, development, community outreach, and volunteer coordination.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree from Arkansas Tech.

“It’s an honor to join Havenwood. The work of this organization is needed more now than ever,” Martin said. “Homelessness and food insecurity are real in our communities. Through teamwork and strong partnerships with other like agencies, together we can assist single parents by promoting awareness, strengthen vital support systems and working tirelessly to move families from crisis to self-sufficiency.