As of July 2016, we are pleased to announce our newly-elected president, Janet Miron! Our team is grateful to have her knowledge and energy play such a vital role in our organization. Former president Don Richardson will continue to offer his invaluable experience as a member of the board.
Janet previously served as Gates Rogers/South Fork board member in the capacity of Office of Operations. She graduated from The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bacteriology. She became certified in Medical Technology by the Baylor Combined Medical Technology Program, Houston, Texas, and licensed in Medical Technology by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1983. Janet worked as a medical microbiologist for 15 years at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science and at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Little Rock. She retired from Clinical Medical Technology in 2000. Janet obtained her Masters in Teaching from the University of Central Arkansas in 2007 and is a certified teacher in Secondary Life and Earth Sciences. She taught in the Greenbrier School District before relocating to Little Rock.
Janet resides in Little Rock with her husband Philip, who currently serves as the organization’s Treasurer. She works as a science curriculum consultant in addition to serving on the Foundation’s board of directors. Janet has a strong desire to carry out the wishes and visions of her former neighbor, Victor Gates, for the South Fork Nature Center.