William Scott Doerhoff, M.S.P.T., GCS
Executive Director

Scott Doerhoffserves as the William Christian Doerhoff Memorial Foundation, Organizer and Executive Director.  Scott is Will Doerhoff’sfather. Scott earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas in Physical Therapy and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. He currently serves as Chair of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Geriatric Specialty Council. Scott has served as a member of the National League of Cities, Human Development Subcommitteein Washington D.C. and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging for the State of Arkansas.  He is a former Alderman for the City of Maumelle, Arkansas and has served on the boards of numerous community service organizations.  Scott is married to Shannon Morris Doerhoff and has one surviving son, Nicolas Scott Doerhoff, a student at Little Rock Catholic High School for Boys.

Shannon Doerhoff, MNSc., APRN, CNP, CNRN
Board Advisory Member

Shannon Morris Doerhoff is Will Doerhoff’s mother. 

Cameron May McDowell

Cameron May McDowell was Will Doehoff’s fiancé.  Cameron is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. 

Steve Straessle
Secondary Education Advisory Member

Steve Straessle is a 1988 graduate of Catholic High School for Boys and has been a teacher there since 1992.  In 2005, Straessle took the helm as principal and continues to teach two classes in addition to his administrative and fundraising duties.  Straessle has been named social studies teacher of the year by the Daughters of the American Revolution, was a finalist for the Arkansas Business Non-Profit Executive of the Year, and was named ASPA Administrator of the Year.  He is married and has five children.  Straessle serves on several boards and committees and is a frequent contributor to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and other publications. He is currently working on a collection of essays and articles to be published soon. 

John, Kirtley, PharmD
Pharmacological Advisory Member

John Clay Kirtley completed his pre-pharmacy coursework at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Pharmacy with his Doctor of Pharmacy.  As a student, he was an active leader in the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists on the local, regional, and national level, namely as the APhA-ASP National President-elect, President, and as a member of the APhA Board-of-Trustees.  As a pharmacist, he has taken an active role in the mentoring of future pharmacists through his work as a community pharmacist, Community Clinical Clerkship preceptor for senior students, and as an Assistant Professor at UAMS College of Pharmacy.  In his current position, John serves as the Executive Director of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.  John currently serves as a member and Vice President of the Accreditation Council on Pharmacy Education’s Board of Directors as well as the President of MALTAGON, a Professional Association of Boards of Pharmacy across the Southeast US.  John and his wife Melanie, who is also a pharmacist, live in Little Rock with their two children Allison and Jack. 

Abel Soster, University of Arkansas
University Student Advisory Member

Abel Soster moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas from Fort Mill, South Carolina during his Sophomore year of high school. Upon graduation from Fayetteville High School, Abel enrolled at the University of Arkansas as a student studying Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Abel recently served as Secretary for the University of Arkansas chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, and is currently serving as a Senator for the Associated Student Government at the University of Arkansas.

Victoria Leigh, J.D.
Board Advisory Member

A graduate of Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tori spent several years in Indiana. She earned her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in public speaking at Ball State University. Tori completed the Arkansas Bar Association's Leadership Academy Class of 2013 and ran for State Representative in 2015. She is active in the Democratic Party. Tori is married to a teacher husband and has two young daughters. She is an active parent at North Little Rock Catholic Academy where her eldest daughter is in Pre-kindergarten.

Her background includes work as a licensed Real Estate Agent and licensed Title Insurance Agent. She's a licensed attorney and mediator in domestic and civil issues and runs a general law and mediation practice, focusing her attention in the areas of criminal defense, consumer protection, estate planning, real estate transactions and litigation, and domestic relations work.  Tori volunteers her time and services to assist low-income Arkansans with real estate and family issues and is active in several organizations. Her public service work includes membership in the Arkansas Trial Lawyer's Association, Arkansas Criminal Lawyer's Association, Girl Scouts, American Association of University Women, and Progressive Arkansas Women PAC. 

Tori’s history includes fifteen years with the Girl Scouts of America, two years on the Anderson City Fair Housing Coalition and the Human Rights Commission in Indiana and two years as the Communications Chair for the Arkansas Chapter of American Association of University Women. Throughout her career, Tori has volunteered hundreds of hours to the legal community, including an externship with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission and pro bono work with an Indianapolis law office defending homeowners dealing with debt collectors and fraudulent judicial and non-judicial home foreclosures and a tenure as the attorney member of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illnesses Advisory Council of the Disability Rights Center of Arkansas, which serves the more than half a million Arkansans with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities.

William C. Temple, J.D.
Board Advisory Member

William C. Temple is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 1973 with a degree in History and Political Science.  He was a member of Alpha Chi National Scholastic Honor Society and received the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference Scholar/Athlete Award in 1973.  He began his studies at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in the fall of that year.  He graduated in 1976 with a Juris Doctor degree and passed the Arkansas Bar Examination that summer.  He was hired as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Sebastian County, Arkansas in the fall of 1976 and spent 13 months in that position. 

Mr. Temple began his career as an FBI Special Agent in November 1977.  He spent 11 years as an investigative agent, to include nine years on Special Weapons and Tactics teams.  In 1988 he was named the Outstanding Federal Law Enforcement Officer for the Southern District of Florida and also received the U.S. Customs Commissioner’s Award.  In 1989 he was promoted to the position of Supervisory Special Agent and over the next 20 years progressed through a variety of senior management positions, to include Deputy Assistant Director and Acting Assistant Director.  He completed his career by being appointed Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Arkansas in 2002 and retired from the Bureau in 2008.  In October 2009 he began working for the Arkansas Department of Health as the Branch Chief for Trauma/Injury and Violence Prevention, where he was responsible for implementation of Arkansas’ new trauma system as well as a variety of injury and violence prevention initiatives.  He retired from this position in 2015.   

Mr. Temple was the recipient of Hendrix College’s Odyssey Medal for Leadership and Professional Development in 2011.  He currently serves on various boards and is a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  He is married to Rhona Weaver Temple and has two sons, Douglas and Scott, who live in Charlotte, North Carolina and Seattle, Washington, respectively. 


Peggy Larkin Kelly, M.S. LPC (GA)  Addiction Specialist, Board Advisory Member

Peggy has a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of Arkansas and a M.S. in Behavioral Studies from University of South Alabama. She has worked in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse since 1990 and has practiced in Alabama, Georgia, Michigan and Arkansas. Providing employee health services and developing policies in the workplace regarding substance abuse, violence and other behavioral health topics had been her passion.  She worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies as their Employee Assistance Professional.  Peggy is the proud mother of three sons and she is thrilled to be in Arkansas.  She is the Chief Clinical Officer for Youth Home, Inc. and Behavioral Health Services of Arkansas.