Our Team


Mireya reith

Founding Executive Director

Mireya Reith is the Founding Executive Director of Arkansas United, a nonprofit based in Springdale that is dedicated to empowering immigrants and their communities through immigrant rights advocacy and closing service gaps.

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Legal Director

Casey Bryant is an immigration attorney located in Memphis, TN and serves as the Legal Director for Arkansas United. Originally from Arkansas, Casey's career started in northwest Arkansas working with the immigrant community, especially Marshallese and Latinx people.

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irma chavez

Operations Director

Irma Chavez, was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador, moved to Los Angeles, CA at 18 years old, first job was babysitting and housekeeping with great pride, then worked in a restaurant for many years.

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ayme villanueva

Membership Director

Ayme Villanueva is from Honduras and has lived in the United States with her family since August 2010. In Honduras she is a Doctor in Pharmacy.

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Arisbeth johnson

Northwest Arkansas Program Director

I was born in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. My passion for learning and helping the community came from my father Dr. Wilmer Garcia Silva, a doctor and university professor.

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Rosa velázquez

Lead Advocate

Ms. Velázquez has been actively organizing and advocating for immigrant’s rights since the Federal DREAM Act Campaign in 2010. Since its failure in Congress, she became involved with the youth lead organization United We Dream…

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Originally from Mexico, Teresa emigrated to the United States as an expat Manager with Procter & Gamble, where she continued her successful career in Supply Chain…

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