Teletha Davis-Leonard

Human Resources Director at Central Arkansas Water

Teletha Davis-Leonard, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP has extensive experience in human resources, with a particular focus on benefits and employee services. Teletha currently holds the position of Human Resources Director at Central Arkansas Water, starting in October 2023. Prior to this, they served as the Human Resources Director at the Arkansas Department of Education from January 2021 to January 2024.

From 2003 to 2021, Teletha worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). During their tenure, they held multiple roles, including Human Resources Director of Business and Employee Services and Senior HR Director for Benefits and Employee Services. In these positions, they managed various HR functions, such as the HR Call Center, benefits interpretation, and compliance. Teletha also led the development and implementation of organizational development programs at UAMS.

Overall, Teletha Davis-Leonard brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of human resources, particularly in the areas of benefits, employee services, and organizational development.

Teletha Davis-Leonard earned a Master's of Arts degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from Webster University from 2001 to 2003. Teletha also holds additional certifications, including the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) obtained in June 2015 and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workplace Certification from the eConnell University obtained in 2022. Additionally, they hold a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification.


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  • Human Resources Director

    October, 2023 - present

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