Meet Sabrina Lewellen

Sabrina Lewellen’s drive to invest in her community through volunteer work came from her minister father and educator mother. Watching her parents, Sabrina learned how to be a servant leader who dedicates her best self to her community. She joined the Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) 17 years ago and admires the “hustle, heart, and collective ‘yes’ of a powerhouse organization of women making a sustainable and lasting impact.”

Sabrina currently sits on the JLLR Centennial Celebration Committee. She has also served as President, Organizational Development Institute (ODI) Site Chair, Community Vice President, Membership Vice President, Advocacy Committee Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Member, Governance Task Force Member, and on the Board of Directors, among other roles. One of the most rewarding projects Sabrina spearheaded as President was hosting four informative Sustainer focus groups that provided vital feedback and direction to help JLLR move toward the next century of service. For her exemplary work with JLLR, Sabrina received the Elizabeth “Betsey” Mowery Award.

In addition to her involvement with JLLR, Sabrina has been a leader with The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI)’s affinity group, Presidents of Large Leagues (POLL). Most recently, she was the Logistics Coordinator, and she has held the role of President.

Sabrina lends her expertise to organizations outside of her League as well. She is on the Consultation and Education Subcommittee of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Bioethics Committee, and is Membership Chair of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Board. She has been a Diversity Trainer and Volunteer with Just Communities of Arkansas, a social justice and equity organization, and on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Ouachita Council.

With nearly 20 years of legislative service, Sabrina is now Deputy Director and Assistant Secretary of the Arkansas State Senate. Her work helps to solidify and protect the longevity and legacy of the Arkansas Senate as a constitutional office. Arkansas Business named her one of its “40 Under 40” business and political leaders, STAND! News called her one of its “Women to Watch,” and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Magazine featured her as one of “10 Emerging Legislative Staff Leaders.” NCSL also honored her with the Legislative Staff Achievement Award (Research and Committee Staff Section). Sabrina earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and her Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University Law School.