FranSha Anderson is the current CEO/Executive Director for the
Arkansas State Independent Living Council (AR SILC) located in Little Rock, Arkansas. She works
diligently to promote independent living and equal access and inclusion for those that live with disabilities.
She is also a part time adjunct professor teaching master level courses at Webster University.
She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Arkansas @ Fayetteville majoring in
Education. She received her Master of Business Administration from Harding University. She received an
honorary Doctorate in Divinity in 2019 and is currently completing her doctorate in Education at Nova
She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves on the executive board as
recording secretary and active on the Social Action committee. She is a chartering member of the Little
Rock Metro Area Branch of the National Association of University Woman. She is the current National
Endowment & Resource Development Chair of NAUW.
Sha has been involved in the Little Rock School district with the PTA. She is out the going President of
Little Rock PTA Council, Arkansas State PTA Board of Managers and National PTA Vice President of
Legislation & Advocacy for the state of Arkansas.
In her current tenure, Sha and her team coined the first Cross-Disability event in the State of Arkansas
having a yearly event that takes place at the State Capitol and is the first to coordinate a “Mock Election”
for individuals with disabilities at the Arkansas State Capitol. She has conducted resource development
programs catered to non-profits to educate them how to negotiate for a “Win” by identifying stakeholders
and engaging stakeholders in understanding the mission and the vision of the organization.
In December, 2019 FranSha’ incorporated her own ministry; SWAG: Sensational Women Aspiring
Greatness Education and Resource Ministry. She is an Ordained& licensed minister who serves with
humility. She is the proud mother to Madaleigh (31), Mallory (28), Chloe (8) & Chas (6), and the
grandmother to Cameron (3) and Caden (11 months) Sha and her family are members of St. Mark Baptist
Church under the leadership of Dr. Phillip Pointer Sr.
What is it that keeps FranSha’ moving in the right direction? Having raised two adult daughters who are
both deaf and one with multiple disabilities then fostering and adopting relatives who are siblings,
FranSha knows that her path is ordained as her ministry is. The adversities where set by God in order for
FranSha to make a difference in the world.
When the blazing darts of the enemy come shooting toward her, she puts the shield of faith up and
remembers who directs the path. She states “For it is He who leads and guides my every step while
protecting me from the hurts of the world”.